disabling onboard sound. help!


Starting XI
i want to disable my onboard sound but i can't seem to find the right information on the net. i found my mobo information from the bootup screen but i'm not sure what i'm supposed to do now. i just recently bought a sound blaster live digital 5.1 and i installed it but only the front two speakers work and there's a faint buzzing sound in the rear two speakers. i still have some non-creative devices in the device manager and i want to un-install all onboard sound but i'm afraid i'm gonna do something wrong. i entered bios and i disabled ac97 onboard sound in 'integrated peripherals' but i heard i need to disable another option in bios(?) can anyone help me, pretty please?

my mainboard manufacturer is HOLCO shuttle.
model: VT8366-8233
system bios: 01/09/2002-VT8366-8233-6A6LVH29C-00
chipset: (AK31520J) VIA KT266 VT 8366+V8233


1 ) Remove your Soundblaster live 5.1 and onboard sound drivers from add/remove, then power down the computer and remove the SB Live card from the machine.

2 ) Now also disable your onboard sound in the Bios. To do this, goto your Bios and navigate to the sound options and u will see Onboard Sound Enabled. Disable it.

3) Install the SB Live again, and let your system find it. Then install the drivers and you should be good to go.


Starting XI
hmm did all this and i'm still getting some onboard sound in my rear speakers! :rolleyes:

i did a diagnostics test and it's weird b/c i hear static but in the test i have no sound at all in the rear speakers.......... :kader: :(