soundcard not working in Win 7

September 17, 2010 at 21:18:29
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.8GHz
I upgraded my computer from XP to Windows 7. I bought the Rocketfish RD-51SDCD 5.1 soundcard. I installed it, loaded the drivers, followed the directions, etc. It just will not work. Windows 7 detects it, says there's a problem, asks to troubleshoot. I click on troubleshoot and it attempts to reinstall the drivers, but it's just not working. My computer motherboard is a commercial model HP d530 SFF (DG059A). Yes, it's older, but still works great. I replaced the graphics card, got more memory and a bigger hard drive for this upgrade.

Any ideas on how to get the sound card to work? It says that's compatible with Windows 7.


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#1
September 17, 2010 at 21:53:45
are u sure the driver u installed is for win 7?

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#2
September 18, 2010 at 07:08:45
What's wrong with the built in audio? Did you go into the BIOS & disable it, then uninstall the drivers before installing the new card?

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#3
September 18, 2010 at 08:27:11
The built-in audio has no drivers for Windows 7, so I have disabled it via the BIOS.

Yes, I am installing the Windows 7 drivers for the sound card. It came with a CD ROM, which is what I have been using.


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#4
September 18, 2010 at 08:34:44
Actually, there are drivers for the onboard...you probably didn't look for them very hard. Vista drivers will work:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

I hope you didn't pay much for the card. They sell for less than $10 on eBay & Amazon has them for about $6 (shipping included).

http://www.amazon.com/Rocketfish-5-...


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#5
September 18, 2010 at 08:51:03
When I try to install this it says the OS doesn't support it. I will see if I can do compatibility mode

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#6
September 18, 2010 at 08:57:01
The basic error I am getting overall is that the hardware device/changes are not detected.

Tried moving the sound card to another PCI slot (there are 3).

This is not the first sound card I have tried. The first one is the SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio from Creative Labs.


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#7
September 18, 2010 at 09:17:09
This is the motherboard I have:

http://www.computer-reclaim.co.uk/h...


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