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Windows 7: Dual booting XP & 7 - XP No sound

01 Jun 2010   #11
warriordb1

WindowsXP Home 32bit Retail Full & Windows7 Home Premium 32bit Retail Full
 
 

I removed my soundcard before re-enabling the onboard sound to see if the problem was with the card. This did not change anything. When the card is in and the onboard sound is disabled no sound in XP. When the card is out and onboard sound is on no sound in XP.


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01 Jun 2010   #12
warriordb1

WindowsXP Home 32bit Retail Full & Windows7 Home Premium 32bit Retail Full
 
 
working now

The onboard sound is now working. I guess I just didn't try enough times to install the drivers. Now if I could get the Soundcard working instead that would be great. I uninstalled the drivers and tried to install them several times before it started working. I'll see if this continues until then thanks.
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01 Jun 2010   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You likely had a need to clean of the Creative drivers in order to get the onboard going again. For adding the card back in you first disable the onboard in the bios and in the device manager as well as before shutting down to reinstall the card.

You want Windows to fully detect the new hardware it will prompt for in order to see a good reinstall of the Creativer set. The older XP updates were often more tricky to get on then seen with Vista and now 7. Downloading to a folder for storage and running the individual items for the audio console launcher as well as the driver set will usually see better results.
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01 Jun 2010   #14
RoyInForest

Windows 7 Final Release Candidate dual booted with XP Pro SP3
 
 
Hardware issue ?

Maybe we need to ask a hardware engineer to comment on this problem. In my case at least, the problem does not exist ...IF... I always power down the computer after running Windows 7. In that case, any OS that boots next has no trouble with sound. I believe the problem lies in what the various drivers (Windows 7 vs XP) do to the sound card (onboard or separate card) when they initialize it for their use.

My theory is that the Windows 7 drivers do ?something? to the sound card itself that is not reset by the following driver and survives soft reboots until there is a power down.

Is there a sound card engineer in the house?
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01 Jun 2010   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Nada! When booting into one version nothing is being loaded from the other except if you are booting into XP using the 7 boot option briefly 7 being the newer version to start with.

The correct driver set for the version of Windows being booted into are then loaded into memory.The important is simply to get Windows to install the drivers and make them active. Apparently something knocked them out in XP which is nothing new for the older version there.

andythecurefan will simply have to make the drivers and application side are totally uninstalled and followed by a full restart to see that those are cleared out of memory. Once he can look in the device manager and not see anything yellowed out there the next step is going into the sound configuration wizard in XP.

But we'll have to wait to see how he made out there since he hasn't specified what he is using for sound there as far as onboard or addon expansion card.
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01 Jun 2010   #16
warriordb1

WindowsXP Home 32bit Retail Full & Windows7 Home Premium 32bit Retail Full
 
 
Soundcard Drivers won't load

I have tried several times to get the my soundblaster audigy es to work but the drivers won't even load. After running the driver setup program and rebooting then looking in add/remove programs the drivers don't show up. If I try to load the drivers through Add hardware it says it can't find the drivers to load. I have tried older driver versions as well as the newest driver version all of which say they are compatible with XP while the new ones are compatible with 7. It also says that the data is invalid. I have even tried the Audigy Support Pack 3.5. This was able to install the driver for Creative Gameport but the Audigy drivers stiil won't install. The only thing I can think of is that Win7 installed something in the bootloader that is causing this. I have uninstalled the entries in Device Manager several times then rebooted but I get the same effects.
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02 Jun 2010   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Once you have the drivers unpacked from the first attempt you can use the right click update drivers option while in the DM there to select the manually choose from a list of hardwares. From the list you select the sound, video, and game controllers item and try to get XP to install them once you manually browse to the folder the Creative installer created for the driver sub folder.

The other option of course is letting Windows automatically search for the drivers while you usually have to specify the type of hardware for this to work. The only thing 7 does is start up long enought to bring up the boot options screen and has no further activity once you select XP and boot into the older version. There's no active processes for 7 running to interfere with anything on xp.
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02 Jun 2010   #18
warriordb1

WindowsXP Home 32bit Retail Full & Windows7 Home Premium 32bit Retail Full
 
 
Manual Reboot Didn't Work

I tried the manual reboot and that didn't work either. I tried before to have XP search for the drivers, it finds them tries to install them but then stops and says there was a problem. It says the data is invalid. I have tried redownloading the drivers and that still doesn't work. I am starting to think that the only option is a full reinstall of XP and 7.
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02 Jun 2010   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Was XP installed just recently or on for some time before this started?
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02 Jun 2010   #20
warriordb1

WindowsXP Home 32bit Retail Full & Windows7 Home Premium 32bit Retail Full
 
 

It was on for about 2 years. I just installed Win7 this week. The next time I booted into XP this problem appeared. It is the only driver that is doing this.
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