How annoying! My soundcard is back to its old tricks of popping and clicking while I’m listening to MP3s and typing. I know what you’re going to suggest: well, Gareth, don’t do those two things at the same time! … just, don’t go there!
I wondered if the problem was with my onboard soundcard interfering with the new. So I uninstalled my Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 drivers, and then my NVidia NForce2 motherboard drivers, booted to safe mode (F8 on boot-up) and ran Driver Cleaner Pro to create as clean a slate as possible for the reinstallation.
It didn’t work. In fact, it made things worse. Now my PC swears blindly that I don’t have a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 installed! Even when I disable the onboard audio in the BIOS. In the end I’ve manually installed the latest driver and I still have problems. The motherboard drivers didn’t install without their own problems either.
I don’t have time for this. But I’m going to have to find it from somewhere. Guess what I’m going to be doing this week … reinstalling Windows XP. AGAIN!!
Come on hardware drivers people, get your PC drivers working properly! It’s not too much to ask now. Is it?