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sound card

Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 5:35 pm
by thebard
Here is why I am looking at the bios! Below is the Q & A from Microsoft.
My bios is on a Matsonic MS7192S motherboard
: New hardware found Attachments: None
From: "Luke" <> Sent: 5/21/2002 1:14:24 PM

I installed a new sound card.
I also disabled the mother board soundcard driver.
When I boot up I see a dialog box "New hardware found".
This box disappears and a new box opens saying "Multimedia
audio device driver to make hardware work". This is a
wizard search. The boot process stops! I hit cancel and
the loading of programs continues! How can I stop this
process of looking for new hardware?
Subject: Re: New hardware found Attachments: None
From: "Jason Tsang" <> Sent: 5/21/2002 1:27:56 PM

There are instances where disabling the sound card built into your motherboard isn't quite enough to stop it from being detected by Windows.

Usually, such mistakes are fixed with bios updates from your motherboard manufacturer.

Jason Tsang - Windows XP MVP - DTS & Associate Expert

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Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 7:42 pm
by Rainbow
You have the latest BIOS.
Why you don't just disable the card in Device Manager?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 8:49 pm
by thebard
I did disable in device manager but Windows 98 keeps finding new hardware and wants to load drivers

Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 9:31 pm
by Rainbow
Install drivers and then disable it.

Posted: Thu May 23, 2002 5:13 pm
by KachiWachi
Rainbow --

So this then puts the device on the system, but by disabling it, you tell the system not to use it...correct?

No conflicts can arise by doing this; IE: Having two sound cards on the system, with their respective drivers, etc... and they won't *step* on each other...???

I assume too that there will be resources tied up that otherwise could be free...

Posted: Thu May 23, 2002 9:03 pm
by Rainbow
You can have two sound cards and both enabled without any problems (tried Creative Audigy PCI and ESS ES1868 ISA at the same time on Pentium 100 with Windows 95). If you disable the card, the resources will be freed.