Soundblaster lost on Vista on reboot
Posted on 2007-10-11
Ok i have a sound card that has been fine for 3 years. Then suddenly it lost the soundcard (Soundblaster XFI extreme audio). All Vista (Business 32 bit) does is try to find it again with their install driver issue. So I updated the driver.
I reboot it doesn't find it. But upon further inspection, i found that the card has come loose. I pushed it back in, it worked fine. Then i reboot and it it loses it again. I push it back in and screw it down tight. It can't come lose. It finds it again. Upon another reboot it loses it again and the card is tight.
So i have concluded its not a problem with Windows finding the existence of a device there. Its not a board creep issue because the card is in there tight. It could be a Vista plug and play issue, but other hardware works fine. So my only conclusion is the board has gone bad and i need to replace the sound card.
Does this seem like the right course of action?