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Computer not recognizing soundcard

Discussion in 'Computers / Software' started by drumist69, May 16, 2011.

  1. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    Hi all. I've been having some trouble lately with my very old-school set-up. I have a PC, about6 years old, with a Delta 44 sound card. I've never had any trouble with it until the past week. Suddenly, my sound will not work, sort of. In my DAW (Reaper), its fine, but when I try to play any Quicktime video or anything else that's not through Reaper, no sound.

    When I look in the Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, the Delta 44 isn't showing up. If I re-boot, it will be there at first, then randomly go away. I tried updating the drivers for the Delta 44, but the problem still happens. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this (other than get a new computer and interface!). Thanks for any ideas! Andy
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    I would try unplugging the Delta 44 and cleaning the PCI connector contacts carefully using contact cleaning strips.

    Which operatating system are you using?
  3. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    I'm running XP, SP2. Its always been stable and worked fine, but here lately its been doing funky things like this. I'll try cleaning the connectors later today. Thanks for the idea.

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