I have an NEC READY 9905. I purchased a YAMAHA XG 64bit/wave sound card, but can't seem to be able to bypass the onboard sound card. I've followed the directions, what there was, to the letter, I have it installed, have the proper drivers installed, but can't get it to work. I've tried changing the BIOS, to disable sound, but that didn't do it, so the settings are back to normal. Now when I boot up, my system detects a new PCI card, and wants to search for drivers. Under teh START/CONTROLPANEL/SYSTEM file it shows the Yamaha drivers and hardware installed, but it also detects another questionable PCI sound card(yellow question mark)
NEC's manuals don't address this, and their online support seems to be neither, since the marriage with Packard Bell.
Can anyone give me the definitive answer on how to do this? I'd prefer to pay for an eduacation then to pay for someone to just do it for me. I purchased a book about upgrading your hardware, but they too glossed over the topic of upgrading onboard systems with the statement "refer to system manuals".
I'm certain this question is a slamdunk for many out there, but it's driving me nuts.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.