|In case you haven't figured it out by what I've already told you, only one sound adapter shows up at a time in Device Manager, and only one sound adapter produces sound at a time. |
If both adapters show up in Control Panel - Classic View - Sounds and Audio Devices - Audio, (click on the listed sound adapter to see the drop down list with the other one) then you can change the default sound adapter there, and that one will show up in Device Manager, and be the one that produces sound.
If you do NOT see both sound adapters there, if you installed the sound card in the last PCI slot, you need to install it in a different PCI slot.
"Noteably in the Device Manager there is a ?
next to PCI Serial Port... would this have
something to do with it? "
That's about something else.
I searched and found that error can be because...
- If your mboard was made by Intel, or has an Intel main chipset, you need to load the iAMT drivers.
"Error on PCI Serial Port
Intel® Desktop Boards that include the Intel® Active Management Technology (iAMT) feature may display a yellow exclamation mark on a PCI Serial Port in Device Manager.
To eliminate the error in Device Manager, you must install the iAMT drivers. You are not required to enable iAMT in the BIOS.
The iAMT drivers can be installed from either the CD or DVD that came with the desktop board or from Intel's Download Center "
("Download Center" is a highlighted link to:)
If you DO have an Intel main chipset mboard, if you don't have the CD that came with the mboard, tell us what it's model is.
- if you have a dial-up modem, built into the mboard, or on a card in a slot, and you haven't installed drivers for it, sometimes you can get that error.