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ISA audio card hangs boot process

By videobruce
Jan 31, 2003
  1. I have a Crystal ISA audio card that I have tried in both ISA slots and it hangs the boot process.
    I believe I have used the card elsewhere and it worked, but I'm not sure. Do I assume it is bad? Computer boots fine without it. No jumpers on card.

    I'm running 2k on a Soyo BX chipset MB.
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Jumperless ISA sounds like a PnP card which you should configure from either DOS or Windows, the first in this case. It's probably an IRQ conflict, ISA sound cards typically use IRQ 5 or 7.
     
  3. videobruce

    videobruce TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 93

    Can't get into windows, but I have moved the card to the other slot and the same thing. I didn't see any conflicts.
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can toggle the IRQ for LPT port in BIOS, it is either 5 or 7, so you may have a conflict there.

    Also, when you leave, say, IRQ 7 for the sound card, go to pnp settings and set IRQ 7 to 'legacy ISA'
     
  5. videobruce

    videobruce TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 93

    The card was using #5. I went into PNP/PCI config and changed irq assigned from PCI/ISA to ISA and the card went to #10. Still no conflicts and no boot.
     
  6. videobruce

    videobruce TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I have a Crystal ISA audio card that I have tried in both ISA slots and it hangs the boot process.
    I believe I have used the card elsewhere and it worked, but I'm not sure. Do I assume it is bad? Computer boots fine without it. No jumpers on card. MB sees the card though.

    I'm running 2k on a Soyo BX chipset MB.
     
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  8. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    It could just be bad. You can get a PCI sound card for about $15. I don't know what you earn but I bet you've spent more time on this than you're worth. Just a thought.
     
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    MB sees the card? You mean that the POST stuff goes OK and when loading Windows, the thing crashes?
     
  10. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Same thing happened with a crystal audio ISA I had... it had onboard audio, IDE controller, modem, SCSI controller, and a few other things.. when I disabled everything except audio and set audio to be controlled by software, it booted fine, although it still gives me a resource conflict no matter what I do (although it boots)
     
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