Vortex Advantage based sound cards bugs and problems

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

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

Windows 2000 and XP
No Aureal control panel with default Vortex Advantage WDM drivers in Windows 2000/XP
No SP/DIF support with default Vortex Advantage WDM drivers in Windows 2000/XP
Low volume with the default Vortex Advantage 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.

DLS midi patchset is reset to default after a reboot.
Download the Windows 9x 4.06.3220 or later reference driver to fix this problem

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 Advantage 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

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

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

Windows NT4

Sound problems with Windows NT4 drivers on multi-processor systems
Download the Windows NT4 3.24.01 beta or later reference drivers to fix this problem

Windows 2000 and XP

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

No SP/DIF support with default Vortex Advantage WDM drivers in Windows 2000/XP
Try using the control panel at Aureal and Quantex Help Site

Low volume with the default Vortex Advantage WDM drivers in Windows 2000/XP
Open the Voume Control, open the Options menu, select Properties, select Other, select AC97 Controls, choose OK and change volume of Front/Rear to maximum (If using 2 speakers or headphones) or middle (If using 4 speakers).

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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