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help :(

by slians / April 2, 2008 8:36 PM PDT

hi just need a little help
i just installed a soundcard cd and then it tells me to restart the pc for the changes to take place so i restarted it and then it just keeps restarting it got up to the point where the xp loads and then just restarts again so i put it into safe mode and (how do i explain this) loaded the pc from a few days ago so it wasnt installed if you get me.... well anyway so i finally fixed it and then reinstalled the cd again and same thing happened but this time i went into the BIOS setup and pressed a few things :S i think i put it into fail safe mode or something...... and now the pc wont even go into the post screen so i cant get into safe mode or anything Sad
plz help, thanks in advance.

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Just A Thought... Since You Changed the BIOS ...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 1:48 AM PDT
In reply to: help :(

.. you might be able to reset it to the default settings by removing the CMOS battery for 5 minutes, then replacing it.. Restarting the computer should now be possible, but maybe only Safe Mode again, as long as the BIOS reverted to the default settings.

Are you adding a sound card or just updating the drivers?

As to the sound card drivers, you'll need to provide us with a little more information for us to be much help.. What type of computer? Laptop/Desktop/Brand name/Model number? Which XP? No service pack, SP1, SP2, Home, Pro? Which sound card?

Hope this helps.


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by slians / April 3, 2008 7:57 AM PDT

thanks for that yeah i ended up taking the battery out and yeah got it sorted
but still having problems with the sound card i have the Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro, 64MB and an amd motherboard so i put the cd in and install it and then it just has to restart but when i do i ***** up Sad need any more info let me no i just dont get why its not working
another thing i can dl the drivers off the webby but then i dont get the creative volume controls Sad help

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(NT) Visit The Creative Site..Find An Older Or Newer Driver..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 4, 2008 2:45 PM PDT
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by slians / April 4, 2008 9:00 PM PDT

yeah i dled the drivers off the webby and just the volume controls from the cd and it worked out fine.... thanks alot for your help with this.

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