Originally Posted by RonR399
I will go into the BIOS later after I get a new activation key.
the BIOS should not not effect the install.
I will post the solution as soon as i figure it out.
thanks to everyone.
With all due respect, how do you know it shouldn't affect it? I mean, I don't care what others have said, the onboard audio is still enabled and therefore it may be the source of all these problems! So, please try to trust me: disable it now and see what happens! It won't hurt anything. I mean after all, you have the instructions, so there's no chance you'll mess anything up. Plus, it'll only take roughly 60 seconds to do it (beginning from the time you choose Restart in Windows).
Besides, I am looking at the Creative Media Toolbox on their site right now, and I see absolutely no mention of a global graphic EQ for every sound that is played in Windows whether it's a Windows sound, or some kind of audio playback that you are running such as music, movies, or games. That little app with a 5-band equalizer is for making changes to media files. I mean, it's strictly an audio file editor. So, it's not what you think it is; the purpose is to permanently change one or more of those 5 frequencies of the file that you have opened in this application, not all of your audio as I described using the word "global".
So again: it doesn't equalize all of the sounds that your computer plays, such as Windows sounds, store-bought CDs, movies, games, etc. It is strictly a music file editor. So, you use this tool to open a file, edit its graphic EQ, and then you save it. This results in a permanently altered music file.
So let's say that you have an MP3 that sounds bad to you on every system from your computer to your car stereo to your headphones regardless of how you adjust the system's built-in Graphic Equalizer. So then what you'd do is you'd open that MP3 file inside of this little application and adjust it until it sounds good to you. Then you'd save it and test it on every audio system that you think it sounds bad on to see if you approve of your changes.
So again, please try to trust me: disable the onboard audio and then we will go from there.Edited by TwoCables - 3/13/11 at 11:18pm