If I attached any USB device my sound will not work

Posted on 2006-06-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I have a Usb cable modem which connects fine to the internet and i can surf all day but i have no sound.
if i disconnect my usb modem my sound works fine

if i attach a USB device, memory stick or external floppy these also work fine but again no sound

If I attached at a friend house via a ethernet cable , internet is fine and i can listen to sound but if I insert a usb device its not regonised while im attached to teh internet.

Any ideas
Question by:Compuwaveshop
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    Accepted Solution

    I think your USB controller has a conflict with your sound card.  You can try reserving IRQ 7 in the BIOS for legacy devices and reinstall the sound card, if it is a SoundBlaster compatible card.
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    Yet another reason not to use USB connection for networking... Sound advice above!
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    Assisted Solution

    probably it uses the sound device of the modem, when it is connected;
     check in the sound and audio section>audio tab if the sound card is selected, or the modem

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    I have split points as Pc just died and i given it to the tip, not worth the hassle, so brought a new one

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