No sound from PCI card and WinXP
by ZlatabagGrucesku - 3/15/12 4:51 AM
I recently bought the MSI H61ME33/B3 board. I specifically chose this board because it features one (though only one) PCI slot. I need a working PCI slot to plug in an m-audio 24/96 sound card. It is a semi-pro sound card and I really want to keep it.
After re-installing windows XP I find, however, that the card doesn't work. It is detected fine and appears as working in the device manager, however the sound controller control panel / volume tab shows a volume control which is set to zero and greyed out. The m-audio control panel shows no levels at all. I can hear no sound (I have checked the cabling). I cannot test the card in another PCI slot since the mainboard has only one of them; however I have tested the slot with an old NIC card and found that it worked fine.
I have tried
1. disabling the integrated realtek audio --> no change
2. updating to latest bios --> no change
3. checking drivers --> I use the latest chipset drivers and the ones recommended by m-audio for use with XP
I have of course checked that the m-audio card is selected as defaut adapter when attempting to use it. Once again there is no error seen in eg. device manager, but the volume control for this card is simply greyed out (if I select it the sound icon also disappears from the system tray).
PS. System: MSI H61EM33/B3 mainboard with intel G850 CPU, 4 GB corsair RAM, use integrated intel graphics, 1x crucial SSD as system disk, 1x WD HDD as data disk, integrated network & audio enabled. Win XP x86 SP3 installed w/ latest updates.