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    Dual Sound Cards

    Ok guys i want to have dual sound outputs for my carpc....

    i have one output in an on-board soundcard on my EpoX 8RGM3I...
    the second sound card i just received from a guy one ebay, nuthin real special but its a 5.1 surround card which is what i wanted... its a C-Media 8738 6 Channel PCI Sound Card...

    ok everything was great till i tried to install the sound card... when i try to install using the provided installer from the factory, it wont even let me attempt it because for some reason XP didnt detect the card, but if i do finally get XP to see the card, i try to install using the XP "Found New Hardware Wizard" i point it to the xp drivers on the provided cd, and it tries to install

    everything looks like its installing fine until it gets to what seems to be the last file that needs copied "cmuninst.dat" and the computer doesnt freeze but the installer doesnt seem to continue just sits there and says its still copying cmuninst.dat

    any ideas?
    Debating on installing a carpc in my Jeep.....

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    As far as I knew you coudn't have 2 sound cards on a pc, but that;s just what I know...

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    i was told by some others on here that it was possible
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    I had dual sound cards on an old PC once. Installed like butter though. Are you sure the CD is good? Try installing drivers off the cd onto the HD then isntaleld the soundcard from there?

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    yes you can have 2 sound cards. i do here myself since the onboard card doesnt have a gameport. but to make use of both, the programs you wish to use have to have the ability to tell it what sound card you want it to use. i know winamp and windows media player can do this.
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    yes i only need one of my front ends to use the onboard sound, and the rest to use my new soundcard... but that shouldnt be a problem... my problem is the installation of the drivers
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    did you try the drivers from here: http://www.cmedia.com.tw/download/OS...738_WDM_OS.htm ?
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    ill try those now... and wow thats got to be the slowest server ive ever seen... it took me almost 5 minutes to d/l a 2.44MB file when im on Fios
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    ok i tried the new drivers and the setup program runs, but does the same thing as the old setup program, says "Waiting for sudio driver to be ready" and had little dots accumulating underneath it for a very long time...

    any other ideas?
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    Note that on many mobos onboard sound and video do not live well with plug-in cards.
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