I have just installed my new Audigy2 soundcard and speakers. It worked first time with no problems but on a second attempt at booting the system did absolutely nothing. The front panel light was on, as was the mobo light. I removed the card and the system started fine. I then decided to check to see if the card was faulty by disconnecting my DVD rom and installing the card again. The system boots up fine but when I connected the DVD rom back up the system failed to start. I have a A7V333 mobo with 1 HDD, 1 CD/RW, 1 DVD-ROM and my sound card. It seems to be an issue of voltage. Can anyone help me on this matter? Please
Thanks for clearing up what a front breakbox was! I have the 6700 series creative speakers connected to my Audigy2 PCI card with no front parts.
My DVD is set as the slave on my secondary IDE channel and I disconnected that on a hunch that it was a power/current thing. It was the drive I was least worried about losing in my test to see what was causing the problem
My Mobo is the non-Raid version. I am running a 350W supply and thought that this would be more than ample for what I am trying to do
Hi Have you tried disconnecting your CD writer and leaving the dvd rom connected? When disconnecting are you removing the power cord or the data cable or both. It might be worth just removing the data cable first of all. If the system powers up(drives won't be recognised ) then chances are its not a power issue but a conflict of some sorts. It maybe worth moving the sound card to another slot to see if that works