DELL DIMENSION 4400
Soundcard: Creative Soundblaster Live! Value Digital 1024
Problem: My computer would not get past login in Windows XP Home SP2, so I tried repairing XP Home sp2 through boot-up Windows Repair option. I also tried to sign in through Safe mode, with no solution. I ended up clean installing XP PRO SP2 which my roommate has for his XP Pro machine. I loaded it up and everything seemed to run perfect, and faster than before (no junk or adware is the reason). Then I realized that the computer no longer recognized the sound card. (It never recognized it since the XP Pro installation). Also in the NOD32 (anti-virus program) when I run a virus check it says that it can't read some files (ntuser.dat, ntuser.dat.log, usrclass.log, usrclass.dat.log, edb.log, tmp.edb, default.LOG, SAM, as well as some others.) error opening (File locked) ) for example: "C:/pagefile.cys error opening file (4)File Locked" then in the bottom it says:
" File cannot be opened. It may be in use by another application or operating system."
Then I remembered when my computer reboots it asks me which OS I want to use XP PRO, or XP Home. I actually edited the boot.ini earlier so it would boot directly to XP PRO. I just thought that this was weird since I formatted my disks before I installed XP PRO. Could it be possible that my old OS is using my soundcard?
Also I tried installing Creative soundcard drivers, but it says that there is no sound device installed on this computer.
SUMMARY: My computer won't recognize my soundcard since my clean install of WINDOWS XP PRO SP2 from a messed up WINDOWS XP HOME SP2 machine.
Please help. Thank you in advance.
Edited by andydude00, 28 July 2007 - 02:26 PM.