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when i tried to check for updates it prompted that

i am up to dates and that there are no critical updates available

BIOS version number is v02.54

i installed the dloaded soundmaxx file..

we'll see if everything would turn ok :tazz:
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the bios version should be a number like 1005, 1008, something like that.

lets see how it works!
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where in the screen will i find the BIOS number...

thats all I saw..

do i still need to locate it.. :tazz:
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Hmm... I have onboard sound chip w/ my mo.bo. too and sp2 w/ constant reboot sound failures! Those evil fiends hav no doubt plotted this to make us buy full sound cards!!! :) We must destroy Microsoft, FOR FREEDOM!!!
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:tazz: ;) ;)



oh, and for your problem, i found a install program from the nvidia website which installs like a load of their drivers for mine which after a few reinstalls an reboots appearsto finally hav fixed the problem... and it would appear you have virus or two as well... from your description of it i think its the SP2 virus. perhaps if you (sensored) it? ;) :tazz:

Edited by Destructo Roboto, 09 June 2005 - 12:30 PM.

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destructo, his board uses a VIA chipset, not nvidia, so that wont work for him.

travex, for the bios number, best bet is to go into bios, the version should be displayed at the top of the screen.

I will tell you that I am leaning toward your buying a separate sound card. I prefer them, as they are better quality than onboard. onboard also uses some extra system resources- not a lot, but it happens.
I also have seen so many problems with onboard sound not working right, and not just here.

creative makes great cards, and you dont have to get the expensive ones. this Live 24 is a good basic sound card. the audigy 2 value is the next step up, costs about 10 bucks more.
for a super cheap solution thats super easy to implement, look this this cool little USB device. I am going to get one soon to try out, see how well it works...

ok, we havent exhausted this fix yet, so get me the BIOS number.
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i cannot see any number at the top of that BIOS screen..

thats the one i have to press DEL ryt? :tazz:

here's another information:

when i logged on earlier the sound card was still not functioning..

so i turned the pc off..

when i turned it on again the sound card's ok!

i found out that i need not to install the soundcard all over when its not working..

all i need to do is to shut it down..

because in times that i need to install.. i need to w8 and w8 again because

installation requires restarting ;)
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Umm... when i reinstall my sound drivers if thier not functional, then it says i hav to restart to, but i ignore it and the sound works just fine right after install... i realize you just said you dont hav to reinstall it anymore but i thought i would point that out in case yours does it to
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OK travex, so its working after a restart. are you still getting the problem with the sound stopping working?
Im now curious what makes the sound stop working...does it happen when you run a certain program, or when you log off, etc.
also are there other users on that PC? or do you just log off, and leave it running?

for the bios version, when first starting up the PC, it will say "award bios version 6.0...."
then say "asus (mobo #) BIOS revision ____" which should be a number like 1002 or 1004.

then it will list your processor speed, amount of ram, etc.
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Have you tried going to ASUS.com and looking for a unified driver for that MOBO?

I have an ASUS board but don't have the same problem.
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just about now..

the soundcard didnt work again so i restarted..

but this time it didnt work..

i installed it again and restarted...

on the process of installation at start-up..

the logo verification thing said that it has not passed the logo test...

but i continued to instal any way..

this event occured before..

but in that logo thing...

i usually stop installing and instal it again..

i just tried doing otherwise this tym...

the BIOS nunber is on its way :tazz:
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