Using ASUS P4P800 SLi Deluxe, onboard audio – Spdif (Toslink)

Issue : Using ASUS P4P800 SLi Deluxe, onboard audio – Spdif (Toslink) to receiver and finding that windows sounds are ‘missing’ Machine Setup – Windows Vista running Media Center (SP1) Motherboard: Asus P4P800 Sli Deluxe, onboard AC’97 audio with 6x analogue & spdif optical CPU: Athlon XP 4800 GPU: Nvidia 7800 GTX 256 Memory: 4GB […]

Changing motherboard chipset (ICH 9) to from IDE to ACHI or RAID configuration

Changing motherboard chipset (ICH 9) to from IDE to ACHI or RAID configuration (without reinstalling your OS) I decided it was time to give a 64 bit operating system a go on my machine and took the opportunity to give a few things a tweak – I wanted to run 4GB DDR3, change from SATA […]

Creative Audigy ZS Platinum Pro Drivers for Vista (x32/x64)

Issue: Creative Audigy ZS Platinum Pro Drivers for Vista (x32/x64) A few years back now, I got my Creative Labs – Sound Blaster Audigy ZS Platinum Pro sound card – a mouthful of a name and a bloody decent sound card – tons of connectors, EAX for games, midi for my guitar ‘v-amp’ and another […]

Issue : Bioshock Black Screen On Loading

I found that Bioshock configuration was working and then as soon as I went to play the game I would be presented with a black screen. There was some hard drive activity, but the program would never recover and I would have to kill the process. After checking the usual suspects – video driver, sound […]

Sharing a Printer on Vista x64 with Windows XP (x32) machines on the network

Issue : Sharing a Printer on Vista x64 with Windows XP (x32) machines on the network I knew I might experience some driver related issues making the move over to Vista x64. One of the reasons many have held back from migrating to a 64 bit system has been the problem of having to source […]

Working for the Australian Tax Office (ATO)

Since my last post I started working with Accenture on a project at the the ATO (Australian Tax Office). I’m still contracting and signed up to work for a few months in Canberra and then I was told I would be working in Melbourne. I was really happy to get a longer term contract that […]