I'm a musician and I just wrote 5 of my best songs and as soon as I finished the last one, I got a blue screen of death and my computer wouldn't even boot. That was with my last motherboard, which was a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3. I had a lot of problems with that board, it would constantly blue screen about twice a day and I'd have to take out the memory from one slot and put it in another. The motherboard had problems with the memory socket, so when it wouldn't boot, I bought a whole nother motherboard.
I installed my new motherboard, which is an ASUS M5A88-M. I had it profesionally installed, and it now boots up fine and I have access to all my old files. When it booted up though, the only thing that didn't work was the sound. I put in the disc that came with the motherboard and installed the drivers
. That didn't work, so I checked the BIOS settings to make sure sound was enabled. It was. I then updated the graphics card, which is an ATI Radeon HD 5800. That didn't work, so I went into my Device Manager and saw what the onboard sound was. The two options were AMD High Definition Audio Device and Realtek. I went to the Realtek site and downloaded the drivers and installed them and still no sound. I then uninstalled every sound driver
I saw and it then automatically found them and reinstalled them. I tried inserting my Windows 7 CD and repairing, but it would not let me. There are no exclamation points in the sound driver, it says everything is working.
So I've uninstalled the drivers, reinstalled them... checked for updates to the BIOS and motherboard... I've tried plugging in speakers and headphones into the back green port and the front panel as well with no results. I know they work fine. I've been reading forums and troubleshooting for a week and I'm about to take a sledgehammer to this thing.
I need my songs that I just made!!! Can anyone help? Thanks