driver only loads on the second boot
Posted on 2005-03-24
this one is really weird
my delta 1010 sound card will only work if i boot the system twice.
i installed the driver and the card is working fine.
when shutdown and come back after about an hour, i start the system and i get the new hardware wizard thingy.
i click cancel and reboot and it works fine, comes up as if its always been installed and working properly.
at that point i can restart the sytem over and over and it works fine.
i can even shutdown and disconnect the power cord, reconnect it and boot -- works fine
as soon as i shut down and let the compurer sit with no power to it for an hour or so i will get the new hardware wizard on boot up, and no sound.
i have to restart and it will work fine.
im stumped, tech support for the card is stumped.
things i have tried:
many bios setting combinations, pnp os, pci bus manual, disabled onboard sound, disabled parallel and serial ports.
my system is athlon w/ half gig of ram.
no other cards in the system
win xp sp2
tried all pci slots
turned off sytem restore
the card (when it works) is on irq 17 by itself
i am a system admin at work and know computers fairly well
i dont know how to trouble shoot this one
i have a work around, just boot the system twice but this is perplexing and would like to figure out the cause.
it does not seem logical that the only thing that makes it not work is the amount of time it is powered off
i challenge any expert to figure this one out!!