Vortex 1 based sound cards bugs and problems

Windows 95, 98 and ME
Computer locks up when dos drivers are loaded

Crackle in some MIDI playback
DLS midi patchset is reset to default after a reboot
Game or program crashes or the music/sound effects doesn't work correctly
Problems with VIA chipset motherboards
How to prevent 'Your Vortex adapter is not plugged into the primary PCI bus' error on Intel i815/e/ep chipset motherboards
Screech or static when playing games with Aureal A3D support for along time on some systems

Windows NT4
Sound problems with Windows NT4 drivers on multi-prcessor systems

Windows NT4 drivers will not install

Windows 2000 and XP
No Aureal control panel with default Vortex 1 WDM drivers in Windows 2000/XP

Aureal A3D demos won't work in Windows 2000/XP

Windows 95, 98 and ME

Computer locks up when dos drivers are loaded
If you use Norton Anti Virus make sure it is loaded before the sound card drivers in your autoexec.bat file.
Move the LH AU30DOS.COM line to the bottom of the autoexec.bat file.

Crackle in some MIDI playback
Download the Windows 9x 4.05.1160 or later reference driver to fix this problem

DLS midi patchset is reset to default after a reboot.
Find aurealgm in \Windows\System\
Rename aurealgm to aurealgm.old
Copy the new DLS midi patchset to \Windows\System\
Rename it to aurealgm

This problem might be fixed in future reference drivers

Game or program crashes or the music/sound effects doesn't work correctly
Make sure you are using the latest drivers available for the sound card.
If the sound card drivers aren't up to date try the Vortex 1 reference drivers.
Make sure you are using the the latest version of the game or program.
Check the technical support section of the company the makes the game or program in case they know of a solution.
Try disabling the DirectSound Hardware Acceleration

How to prevent 'Your Vortex adapter is not plugged into the primary PCI bus' error on Intel i815/e/ep chipset motherboards
Instructions are available here

Problems with VIA chipset motherboards
Make sure USB is enabled in your system BIOS
Try the latest drivers and patches for the VIA chipset at VIA Technologies
Check if a BIOS update is available for your motherboard

Screech or static when playing games with Aureal A3D support for along time on some systems
Download the Windows 9x 4.06.1185 or later reference driver to fix this problem

Windows NT4

Sound problems with Windows NT4 drivers on multi-processor systems
There were known problems with the Windows NT4 drivers on multi-processor systems but they were never fixed.

Windows NT4 drivers will not install
Vortex 1 Windows NT4 reference drivers before version 1.17 and sound card drivers based on them don't uninstall some parts of the drivers which stops new drivers installing. Instructions to completely remove the older Windows NT4 drivers are available here

Windows 2000 and XP

No Aureal control panel with default Vortex 1 WDM drivers in Windows 2000/XP
For Windows 2000 try using the Vortex 1 Windows 2000 beta reference drivers
For Windows XP try using the control panel at Aureal and Quantex Help Site

Aureal A3D demos won't work in Windows 2000/XP
Only the Aureal A3D 3.0 demos work under Windows 2000 and XP, earlier version of the Aureal A3D demos won't work.


 

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