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  1. #21
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    Nov 2001


    Quote Originally Posted by wuntvor
    thx for the help everyone
    I think I got it licked now - 2 days and counting, stable as a rock :D

    for all
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  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2004


    Quote Originally Posted by Albinus
    The 4-in-1 Driver from VIA is absolutely essential for reliable and trouble-free operation of your VIA chipset based motherboard. Here's the order you should install your operating system:

    1) Remove ALL adapter cards except the video card
    2) Install the Operating System the usual way
    3) Install the VIA 4-in-1 Driver
    4) Install the video card driver
    5) Install the sound card, then the driver
    6) Install DirectX 8.1
    7) Install all other adapter cards, one at a time

    Hope this helps :)
    In reference to THIS ^

    there's a FAQ on the VIA site that says you should install the
    4in1 drivers BOTH BEFORE & AFTER installation of the SBLive

    here 'tis

    VIA FAQ :

    I am having trouble with a system using a VIA chipset including a 686b southbridge and a Creative Sound Blaster Live card.

    When the 686b southbridge was first released, motherboard manufacturers and VIA discovered a problem when trying to transfer files between the primary and the secondary IDE channels on motherboards using ultra-DMA, when a Sound Blaster Live was plugged in and drivers activated. This issue was caused because too much noise is transferred across the PCI bus by the Sound Blaster Live driver set. In an attempt to fix this issue, some motherboard manufacturers modified their BIOS. In some instances, these modifications to the BIOS caused a data corruption error even when not using a Sound Blaster Live. VIA released a patch which resolves this issue, which is incoroporated in the 4in1 drivers from the 4.31 version onwards. Motherboard manufacturers were advised to change the modifications made to thier BIOS to elimate the data corruption issue. If you are experiencing data corruption or lock up when transferring files between two IDE drives:

    1) Make sure you have the latest BIOS from your motherboard manufacturer.

    2) Make sure you have the latest 4in1 drivers

    3) Make sure when you set up your system that you install the 4in1 drivers both before and after you install the SBL to make sure that the drivers see your SBL and install the correct patch. The patch will only install if the SBL is installed

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  3. #23
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    Mar 2002


    I found that ME and other 9X kernells are the best because you can fully disable the Sb16...

    This is done using different Hardware profiles ... I found that fix on some other site - so credit to them if I could remember who/where they were again
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  4. #24
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    Nov 2001


    I have never had the need to re-install the 4-in-1 drivers after the SoundBlaster Live!, and still don't. The method I outlined has worked successfully for many people :)

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