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I can't reinstall my SBLive! I installed a new processor and moved my PCI cards around to make room for a fan. When the computer restarts, it crashes during the installation of the sound card. Then, I have to clear the CMOS just to get the computer to start up again. I get a fatal exception BSOD. Right now, the card isn't installed. I tried movin' the card back to the original spot, no dice. I've uninstalled the drivers and software. Is there something I'm missing?

My specs are in my profile, my mobo is a Shuttle AI61, all of my drivers are up-to-date.
 

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Hey...happened to me too. Did you installed the driver that came with the card? I called up the manufacturer and they told me that the driver was a bit buggy. They told me to download the improved version of the driver from www.creative.com .

Good luck!!!:)
 

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No, it was just reinstalling the drivers already on the computer, which were totally up-to-date.

BTW, is there a way to completely remove any trace of Creative's drivers off my comp? That way I can do a totally clean reinstall.

Thnx!
 

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Well this method ain't for the patient or faint of heart.

1. from system properties use remove on every item related to you live!. Then remove live!Ware
2. switch off pc and remove the card
3. boot up again. Open c:\windows\inf you may need to show hiden files and folders from the tools menu
4. You will see a load of .inf files. These are the hardware information files. You'll need to find the live! ones and open them
5. Within all the stuff in each inf files should be the names of the files that you have to get rid of . Rather than delete them rename the extensions to.bak and make a note of the original so that if things go pear shaped you can fix it.
6 repeat 5 for all live! inf files. then remove the infs also.
7 switch off and throw the card back in.

There are 2 other methods if this sounds too frightening
a. wipe the hdd
b. use driver rollback if yu have XP
 

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I got it working! The reason it didn't work was that there wasn't a free IRQ for one of the components. So I temporarily disabled something, then messed around with the IRQs 'til there were no conflicts. Phew . . . :eyes:

But I've got another interesting problem. Not critical, but weird. Wenever I shut down, the computer can't restart until it cools down. I can Restart using the reset button or the Shut Down>Restart command, but if I choose Shut Down>Shut Down, then turn it on again, only the fans turn on. :eyes: :eyes:
 

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I recently bought this new PC......see below......!
I had the same problem but it was with my modem.......when I got my new system I brought it home and then I opened it and installed my Modem,SBlive,and Asus V3800.......!

Then I noticed this problem that whenever I closed my computer down and closed the electricity switch......and then when I turned it on and pressed the computer switch it never started.......!

So what I had to do was to clear the Cmos through the jumper and then the computer can be switched on easily..........!fun huh!

So I checked all cards and it was the ****ing Modem........!.......I changed the modem..........!......but I never knew why this happened.........!

Ali
 

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Hmm, yeah, but it only started to happen after I put in the new CPU (done recently).
 
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