a driver for CM6501 at their web site; http://www.cmedia.com.tw/ProductsIndex.aspx?ClassifySerno=26
Are you sure you got the right driver?
The normal way to install new drivers is to find the driver file and save it to some convenient location, (eg the Desktop), then delete the device from the Device Manager. Reboot and let Vista re-recognise the sound card then when it searches for drivers, point it to where the new drivers are.
Has this ever worked? Have you tried other speakers on this computer? If it has never worked and other speakers fail as well, then back to the refurbisher. You should have a small warranty period.
Hi. I am completely stumped
I got a new (well, it's refurbished) computer a few days ago and I haven't been able to get the speakers to work. I updated the drivers and for some reason at first every time I updated them it would uninstall the sound card drivers. But that's sorted now and everything's updated. It's not muted, and it's not the speakers at fault because they work on other computers. When I plug in the speakers, I don't get a notification that I inserted them. My computer shows that there is sound being played when I play a CD but I can't hear it. But, when I have another application open it doesn't show the sound coming from there - just the 'Device speakers'.
Here is some info:
Sound driver/card: C-Media CM6501
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit SP 2