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post #31 of 61
Yes, enable it, and see if we can get WMP to play through that first. Best to power down and disconnect the 0404 USB for now.

Once we can get WMP playing again with onboard sound, try a reboot, then reconnect and power up the 0404 USB, then we'll go into Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices and check the settings there again before going back into WMP.

My WMP settings under Tools>Options>Devices>Speakers, Properties show that the "Audio device to use:" is "Default DirectSound Device".....I've never had to change anything there.

IMHO, E-MU is just playing it very safe by suggesting that you disable onboard sound--I don't think anyone has reported any difficulty with the 0404 USB in conjunction with enabled onboard sound once various XP and player settings are all correct.
post #32 of 61
Thread Starter 
I enabled the onboard soundcard but Im not getting any sound from the speakers when using WMP (same with winamp or youtube), but when I use Foobar i get sound....
post #33 of 61
How do you have Foobar set for output? ASIO?
post #34 of 61
Thread Starter 
Nope, not using ASIO, its set to DS : Sigmatel Audio.
post #35 of 61
OK, then, what happens when you open the Sounds and Audio Device applet in XP Control Panel? I'm still assuming that the 0404 USB is disconnected at this point.

Also, just to be safe, make sure that you have completely exited Foobar when trying to run any other playback app!!!
post #36 of 61
Thread Starter 
Yes the 0404 is disconnected. In the control panel it still says no devices....
post #37 of 61
Check if the "Windows Audio" service is running (start run services.msc)

I checked just that as for an example, Beatport SYNC can play audio even this service is stopped ... WMP gives just error message and Foobar is silent w/ DS output.

jiitee
post #38 of 61
I sure hope it's that, jiitee, because otherwise something sure seems goofed up in his XP audio config, right?

Onboard devices should always show up in the Sounds and Audio Devices applet in XP Control Panel, AFAIK....unless as you suggest, if Halqyon mistakenly stopped the Windows Audio service when trying to fix the pop/click situation, maybe?
post #39 of 61
Thread Starter 
Windows Audio is running, maybe I should restart it?
post #40 of 61
Do you recall all of what you did in previous attempts to stop the pop/click problem once we suggested the DPC latency checker? Something tells me that a setting got messed up between then and now.
post #41 of 61
You may know this already, I don't know how many times you've rebooted......but if you reboot without the 0404 USB connected, don't load any player applications at all, and immediately go into Sounds and Audio Devices, what does it show?
post #42 of 61
Jiitee, should he try to run dxdiag at some point, just to be sure that something isn't goofed up there that, for whatever reason, Foobar can get around, but the other playback apps cannot?
post #43 of 61
Thread Starter 
I'm using System Restore to check what I've been installing: I've installed a couple of drivers, a wifi driver, new bios and a driver for the Sigmatel soundcard.
post #44 of 61
I guess what bugs me is that your onboard isn't being seen by all the other playback apps, which seems to be more of a Windows problem.

Let's try this....click Start>Run, then type dxdiag in the box and click the OK button. Select the option to not connect to check for signed drivers (I cannot recall the exact wording) and let dxdiag start up. You should then see a Sound tab, and when you click on that tab, you can then click the "Test DirectSound" button to be sure that the Sigmatel drivers are all OK.

I wonder if installing a new driver could possibly have caused the other apps not to recognize the onboard sound, though, but first make sure that the Sigmatel works fine in DirectSound mode.

I'm guessing here, but it might be that the new Sigmatel driver installation didn't configure properly for some reason.
post #45 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by Halqyon View Post
I'm using System Restore to check what I've been installing: I've installed a couple of drivers, a wifi driver, new bios and a driver for the Sigmatel soundcard.
What I meant was more along the lines of did you stop or disable any services as jiitee mentioned in post #7 of the thread.
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