problem with Matsonic MS8157E mainboard and midi port

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Albert Meijer, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I got a new mainboard in my computer (Matsonic MS8157E) and I was amazed
    when I tried to connect my keyboard : no midiport , allthough the
    specifications of the board implies that there is a game port / midi port
    present.

    The mainboard has an AC97 soundcard integrated. I tried to disable that card
    and plugged a SoundBlaster card with midi port in my PC. However while
    installing that card an error occurd saying that a SoundBlaster card
    couldn't be found.

    I'm desperate to find a solution. Maybe someone can help me out here ?

    Thanx in advance, Albert

  2. >I got a new mainboard in my computer (Matsonic MS8157E) and I was amazed
    >when I tried to connect my keyboard : no midiport , allthough the
    >specifications of the board implies that there is a game port / midi port
    >present.
    >
    >The mainboard has an AC97 soundcard integrated. I tried to disable that card
    >and plugged a SoundBlaster card with midi port in my PC. However while
    >installing that card an error occurd saying that a SoundBlaster card
    >couldn't be found.
    >
    >I'm desperate to find a solution. Maybe someone can help me out here ?



    Yes, computers are now being made without the midiport facility.
    But, looking at
    http://www.matsonic.com/ms8157e.htm
    it does say:
    "BUILT IN AC97 PCI AUDIO
    Supports built-in AC97 Digital Audio.
    Dual full-duplex Direct Sound channels.
    H/W Sound Blaster Pro DOS Legacy compatibility.
    FM Synthesis for legacy compatibility.
    Supports game or MIDI port "

    Let's have a look at the manual. Plenty in BIOS setup about
    allocating resources to the 'Onboard midi or game port'. But where is
    it? A mystery!

    OK. You've been through BIOS setup disabling anything to do with
    onboard sound? Now, start in Safe Mode - hold F8 while booting. Go
    to Control Panel/System/Device Manager. Again, remove any references
    to AC97 sound. Reboot, and try the SoundBlaster installation again.



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