problems - mediacar, mediaengine, soundcard.....
... life in general.....
this has really got me ****ed off. i had this thign sorted and it was working fine, then i go and add a sound card and all goes to hell....
kick off with my spec:
80gb seagate hdd
opus psu (90W)
terratec 5.1 sky sound card
lilliput 7" touchscreen
X10 media remote
cutting a long story short, started off having to install new bios to get 2nd slot on dual pci riser card recognised.... installed sound card...... mediacar threw up error upon startup (somethign about error 9 and ramblings about subscript - i also noticed the volume bar looked odd with no level markings or "notches" if you like. when you clicked okay and entered mp3 it would throw up an error that kept coming back everytime you clicked okay leaving you with the three fingered salute the only way to get out). so uninstalle dmedia car thinking it just needed reinstalling. restrted computer and it went into a bios loop..... bios booted but couldn't find an operating system and rebooted bios again and again and again. found system files corrupted so formatted the system partition and did a fresh install of windows.
when trying to run mediacar on this new installation, the same error got thrown up..... so that brings me to my first question - what's up with that? i'm guessing it can't access the volume controls of the new sound card or something? it's a terretec 5.1 sky by the way....
so i installed media engine instead...... seemed to work fine so i settled on that and put th ething back in my car.
now, everytime it boots up or comes out of hibernation, the amps blast out the music at full volume for a breif period until mediaengine has fully started up. this is even with the safe volume resume ticked and turned to zero... and happens whether i run mediaengine as the default shell or not.
randomly, sometimes when returnign to main menu the touchscreen will stop working (or mediaengine will crash.. dunno which) and that's a real ***** because th ethign is set to hibernate upon power off, so it just comes back into it's "frozen" state.
and finally, upon resuming from hibernation it goes into the windows log in screen rather than just straight into what it was doing - why is this?
thanks for reading this, and any comments are appreciated