>> Look for the MPU401 driver, I also have one of those crappy AC97 cards that
>> came with this PC but it does have the MPU401 driver that makes the gameport
>> midi I/O.
>> Goto Control Panel/Sounds and audio devices/Audio and down to midi music
>> playback and all your midi drivers should be there and MPU401 should be
>> there. MAKE sure the use only default devices is UNCHECKED--or that is all
>> your midi software will see.
>> If you cannot find the MPU401 driver listed there, goto the Hardware tab and
>> see if it is listed there.
>> If not, then you need the MPU401 driver loaded and should be on whatever
>> disk that came with your computer.
>I managed to install the MPU401 driver, although it said it couldn't
>use IRQ 10 (because the resource is already in use), I decided to
>change it to IRQ 5 and I now get a message saying
>'This device cannot start. (Code 10)
>Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.'
>When I click on trouble shooting, nothing is displayed...
Try another IRQ. Either 5 is already in use, or the MPU401 can't
accept it as a possible IRQ (even if you were able to select it in the
control panel, the hardware might not).
Or try no IRQ -- output only at least should work with no IRQ
assigned, input may depending on the driver. I'm pretty sure that the
MS driver will work without an IRQ.
Quote:>Don't you just hate Windows! Looks like I may be forced to buy a new
>soundcard / MIDI interface with my mext pay check!
Well, there is that part. It isn't Windows so much as it is the
stuff you need to plug in to make that OS work, such as sound cards.
Generic chipset ones are about the worst. The drivers aren't the
same as bigger brands using similar chips, and sometimes they just
don't cooperate. For example, most sound cards with MPU401 support
simply install the MIDI driver automatically.
However, a couple quick catches: If there is already another sound
card in place, the driver install might miss some elements (or not put
them in if they conflict with another device).
If you have AC97 on the motherboard, MIDI I/O may be disabled in the
BIOS. It saves an IRQ. Even if you install a driver, it may not work
unless the setup is changed to enable it. If you have an on-board
gameport, this is a common situation. Newer MB's lack the gameport,
and therefore also lack the MPU401 hardware.
A gameport doesn't have to support MIDI I/O. It sounds like yours
does, though, so it is only a matter of finding the right drivers to
WinXP is "picky" -- if the drivers aren't properly installed, it
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