Boston Digital BA735 Speaker
Driver Date & Version
If you are having problem with you Boston Digital BA735 speaker after you have upgraded to Windows XP, it is most likely that the Windows XP driver does not support digital output on the dual-mode analog/digital capable sound card for Windows XP.
Here is the explanation on Microsoft website: After you upgrade to Windows XP, the digital output on the shared digital/analog port is not enabled.
The integrated sound card is set to analog output only mode, and there is no way to switch to digital output. Microsoft solution: contact sound card manucafturer to obtain a Windows XP driver that supports digital output on the dual-mode analog/digital capable sound card.
Similar solution is offered in Boston Acoustics site: Here is Boston words: Since the introduction of Windows XP, we have been receiving e-mails from customers like you regarding the inoperability of their speakers. The Boston digital speakers do not directly require drivers to work but rather rely on the soundcard for processing.
This is where the problem lies. If the speaker system was functioning properly before the system upgrade and both green lights are illuminated, there is likely nothing wrong with your speakers. You need to make sure that the soundcard is configured for digital output.
If the soundcard is configured for digital or if your computer manufacturer has informed you that you need to upgrade drivers in the system, you will need to contact the manufacturer of your soundcard for these drivers. Below are links to both Creative Labs (SoundBlaster) and Gateway. There you will find new drivers that will allow your sound card to work with Windows XP.
For instructions on how to perform the driver installation, please contact your soundcard or computer manufacturer.
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