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Old 03-17-2007, 05:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Basically ive had a Creative X-fi Xtreme audio card for about a month, its been working every single day since then, but today when i switched on my pc and tried to play music in media player i got a error message saying something like "you dont have any sound device conneted or it is not functioning" or words to that effect, so i took the side of the case off and pulled the card out gave it abit of a blow and put it back in firmly but still no joy, so i then plugged the card into a different pci slot and its now working? does that mean the other pci slot has broken or something? or maybe a hair or dust has got in there somewhere? i cant think of anything else, the main thing is my card isnt broken and its working right now, but id still like to know whats going on, any ideas?

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Sometimes its not the PCI slot. Just as an experiment (if u want to), try unplugging the sound card, starting your computer. then, after its COMPLETLY finished, shut it down and put the card back in the sus PCI slot.
I had this problem, and my card (network card tho) wasn't working because my computer randomly decided to ignore it. i was running windows....what cn i say?

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Old 03-17-2007, 05:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i think its probably just windows not detecting the sound card, i mean my motherboard is only like 2- maybe 3 years old max, and the pci slots havent had much use either.

I would do what you said but the pc is tucked away under my desk and its a big case so i cant be bothered dragging it back out agian! lol anyway so yeah you dont think its anything to do with my pci slot/hardware, you just think its windows being an arse!?
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