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    Exclamation Onboard sound gone after sound blaster installation

    Hi,

    For some reason after installing a Sound Blaster SE in a motherboard Asrock G41M VS3 R2.0, the onboard sound chipset is no longer detected, tried uninstalling and res-installing the card but it only works if the card is removed. This happens in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE

    Audio chipset:
    5.1 CH HD Audio (VIA VT1705 Audio Codec)

    Note: Sound drivers for the onboard sound only work and can be installed if the Sound Blaster Card is removed.

    Your thoughts?
    Thank you,

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    Default Re: Onboard sound gone after sound blaster installation

    I think your bios must be disabling the onboard sound chip when it detects the PCI card. Check your bios configuration and look for something related to onboard sound.

    Maybe you can try installing the sound card in a different pci slot.
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    Default Re: Onboard sound gone after sound blaster installation

    guidugli (HA!, nice name) is quite likely correct. That behavior might be different depending on the board, BIOS, and BIOS settings, but does make sense.

    If you open the Windows Sound option in Control Panel, you'll usually find at least two audio sources, the board's audio chip and audio that is part of the board's chipset (G41 for your board) if it has one. Next would be a video card's audio if such a card is installed. Finally a separate sound card if installed would be listed.

    That's four potential audio sources in one PC, what becomes the default? Installing a sound card certainly implies that is what you want to use, so that is either chosen as the default device, or may be set as the default by the sound card's driver. Even if your VIA audio chip was working with your sound card installed, you would need to select which source to use in the Sound Playback tab.

    What did you want to do or set up with both sound sources?

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    Default Re: Onboard sound gone after sound blaster installation

    Hi parsec,

    The idea is to use the default sound blaster card for my speakers and the onboard audio for my headset (skype, games).

    Luckily as guildugli suggested the option to enable onboard sound was listed in the bios settings, after that It was a breeze to install the latest driver for windows 8.

    Thanks a bunch mates!

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