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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know... :)
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Hey Happyrock!
Well, installed my ps and video card last nite.
All the wierd lines are gone! :)
But my sound is gone. The disk that came with the card installed some kind of audio driver.
ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio

I disabled it in Control Panel and got sound back, but sounds really bad.

Any ideas?

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display.. :)
sound...try uninstalling the ATI Function Driver in the add/remove programs in the control panel...
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It doesn't show up there. The only driver to remove is the display driver.
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try using the device manager to update the driver for your sound if you have onboard sound...if you have a PCI sound card try reinstalling its driver...
last resort ...uninstall the display driver and reboot...let windows "find" the new hardware and then use the driver cd and let windows reinstall the display driver and hopefully it wont reinstall the ati sound driver...
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I rolled back the drivers for my sound card, then updated to the original.
Uninstalled the ATI driver, but on reboot, windows found new hardware. Back to square 1.
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are you having display problems now or just sound issues...
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just sound... I think.
video works fine.
why they put some audio driver without a way to get rid of it baffles me!!!!
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there is probably a way to disable it in the CCC but without actually seeing it I will be unable to give you instructions...
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ccc has nothing to disable it. been there at least a dozen times. just video stuff.
will google it and let you know if i find anything to help.
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internet just filled with gamers and their problems i do not comprehend.

uninstalled ccc completely.
reinstalled but did a custom install without the audio driver.
same problem... tinny sound.
oh well.
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right click on the speaker in the system tray...click on adjust audio properties
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already been there.
problem is that the overall audio quality is mediocre. it used to be rich. will try some other stuff this evening.
when I uninstalled all of ccc and reinstalled, my video settings were still there from before. will have to find a way to COMPLETELY uninstall and try again.

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Edited by cheeta, 11 August 2009 - 07:23 AM.

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Ever have those drivers or devices that just won’t go away even though you’re sure you’ve uninstalled them? Or, say you replace your old 100Mbps network card with a faster Gbps adapter. But, you can’t re-assign it the same IP address because your system insists there is still an adapter installed with that same IP address and you forgot to remove the driver before removing the old card (which is now in your little brother’s pc)?

To get rid of that unwanted driver, device, or service:
1) click on Start then Run
2) Type in cmd press enter
3) At the cmd prompt, type in set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1? press enter.... (Note that nothing seems to happen–this is ok. We are actually setting an environment variable which is going to help us to see hidden devices)
4) On the next cmd prompt line, type in devmgmt.msc and press enter. This will launch the Windows Device Manager Console.
5) In the Device Manager Console, click on the View tab select Show Hidden Devices.

Now, as you expand the different drivers and devices in device manager you will see not only the items that Windows currently detects as installed on your pc (these are the usual items displayed), but you will also see drivers, devices, and services which have been loaded in the past but were not uninstalled or are not currently started. You can find your offending device, right click, and choose uninstall... to remove it from the system completely.

Be careful though; you should note that non-loaded devices, drivers, and services are grayed out, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should delete all of them. Only remove items you know you don’t need. And, be careful that you don’t change too many devices or you might need to re-activate your Windows installation.

Last thing, if you accidentally exit the Device Manager Console you will need to start over again at the cmd prompt. To close the cmd prompt window, type in exit press enter
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attached is a pic of what I have under sound/video/game.
I have no idea if I should delete anything.
got a bunch of plug and play monitors too.

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darn, pic won't upload :) over my 2MB limit - I type sloooooooooowwww...

ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - [red X]
Audio Codecs
Creative SB Live! Series (WDM)
Game Port for SB Live! Series (WDM)
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft Kernel System Audio Device
Microsoft Kernel Wave Audio Mixer - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy - [Greyed Out]
Microsoft WINMM WDM Audio Compatibility Driver
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio - [Greyed Out]
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Video Codecs

Edited by cheeta, 11 August 2009 - 05:00 PM.

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