"Eric the Grey" wrote:
> I've built a new computer and installed Vista home Premium on it and pretty
> much everything is running fine, with one exception. My new sound card, a
> Sound Blaster Audigy SE will not function. I have the following information
> under the properties:
> This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)
> If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other
> devices on this system.
> Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and
> to see if there is a solution available.
> The resource tab has nothing on it. Under older versions of Windows, you
> could see what resource conflicted with something else, but not here, and
> there appears no way to change it if you could see them.
> So how do I determine what resources are conflicting, and how do I manually
> set the ones that are, so that the device works?
> The card is Vista compatible, and actually worked for a short time, while I
> was trying to get the old video card (Radeon 9600 Pro) to work. After one of
> the driver installation attempts, it simply stopped with this message. I
> have since removed the drivers (although they still show up under programs &
> features) as well as the card, having replaced it with an NVidia card.
> I have removed the card completely and rebooted several times before
> re-installing it, but so far no joy. In the meantime, I've turned the
> on-board sound card back on.
> Any ideas on how I correct this problem? I really doubt there is actually
> NO resources available for the sound card, and would really like to take
> advantage of it, instead of using the on-board sound.
> Eric the Grey
If anybody has any answers, I'd like to know, too. I get the same error
with my NIC even though I downloaded the Vista compatible driver before
installing the OS and updated once it was finished.