01-09-2001, 12:39 AM
I cannot get any sound out of my PC. It started when I plugged in a NIC for cable modem internet access. I got an alert message that the IRQ (11)the NIC was assigned was shared by the on-board sound of my motherboard (EPoX EP-8KTA2), but the message stated no conflicts were evident. I assigned the on-board sound IRQ 9 in the BIOS but still no sound. The BIOS settings all show the sound enabled. My computer acts as if sounds are being played in every instance (mp3s, basic comp sounds, etc.) I made sure that the volumes were not muted in the sound properties section of the control panel. My speakers have power. I also updated the driver for the VIA on-board sound on my mobo. I physically re-located my network card to another PCI slot to no avail. My sound was working fine prior to the installation of the NIC. I have not tried removing the NIC completely and deleting it from the system properties, but I'm not sure what this would accomplish as I know it worked fine before the NIC installation. I am out of ideas. Any suggestions besides "get a dedicated sound card"? Sorry this is so long, I just needed to let you guys know what I have already tried. Thanks.