My onboard sound suddenly stopped working so I bought a sound card (Asus Xonar DS). After installation, everything appears to be working- the right audio device is listed under device manager, it says it's working correctly there are no yellow exclamation points by the audio devices, and if I play a video, the audio visualization on the sound card's control panel jumps along with the music.
But I get no sound from my speakers, and I can't play system sounds either. I tested the speakers on another computer and they work.
I tried enabling and disabling sound through BIOS and that didn't change anything.
Additionally, after the card was installed, Windows "found" a new device- my "ethernet controller" which it couldn't find a driver for. My internet stopped working at that point. I tried to find drivers for it online, but it refused to recognize any of them and I couldn't get it to work at all. (It was listed under "other devices" with a yellow exclamation mark in device manager)
I removed the sound card and the internet returned, no messages about ethernet controllers at all.
Is this a driver problem, or do I just need to get a new motherboard if I want sound and internet at once?
(I'm running Windows XP, with an Intel DP35PM Motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33Ghz 4MB 1333FSB CPU, if any of that is important.)
ETA: After removing the sound card and getting my internet back, I reinstalled it in a different slot and lo and behold, everything's working fine, no ethernet controller error messages and the sound is working again. I have no idea why a different slot fixed it, but I'm glad.
Edited by skittblink, 09 June 2010 - 10:26 PM.