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I need help!!!!! (Sound Blaster Live 5.1)

by Cubsball / December 27, 2003 11:25 AM PST

Whenever I put in the software to install my Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 sound card i get an error message saying "Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster audio card on your system. Please ensure that your Sound Blaster hardware is properly installed before running this setup program. Setup will now exit." Yet when I go into device manager it detects that I have installed the Sound Blaster card. My motherboard came with onboard sound which I disabled and I tried the card in different PCI slots. What should I do????

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My thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2003 12:09 PM PST

1. You may have a dead card.
2. You may have an incomplete OS install. Microsoft will not install motherboard drivers for you. Share more about the machine.
3. I can flumox up the install with other than default BIOS settings and overclocking. Try stock and boring safe speeds.
4. And a final thought. Is it really a SB Live card? Some scammer was hawking any old PCI audio card they could and putting SB Live stickers on everything. CD-R media for the drivers were a give-away something was amiss.

Bob

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Re: My thoughts.
by brykmantra / October 12, 2004 12:31 PM PDT
In reply to: My thoughts.

Actually, I've got (almost) the same problem (it's an external USB Audigy 2 NX), and none of the things you described apply.

I know it's not a dead card, because we are getting sound from it.

And, like the guy before me, the card shows up in Device Manager as properly installed.

Anybody got a clue?

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My thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2004 9:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: My thoughts.

"Actually, I've got (almost) the same problem (it's an external USB Audigy 2 NX), and none of the things you described apply.

I know it's not a dead card, because we are getting sound from it.

And, like the guy before me, the card shows up in Device Manager as properly installed.

Anybody got a clue?"

Let's see:

A. The card (USB box..) is "getting sound from it."
B. "the card shows up in Device Manager as properly installed."

I have no clue what issue you are having since you didn't tell what wasn't working.

bob

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How to install the Sound Blaster web drivers
by Sootah / February 24, 2005 3:07 PM PST
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Installing not only the drivers... How?
by Joltee / April 18, 2005 8:55 PM PDT

This is the way I also have managed to install the drivers for my 5.1 Digital (OEM).
But I'd like to install the AudioHQ and other Creative software too...
With my "old" Live! Value card everything was OK but this 5.1 Digital seems to be somehow strange... E.g. WinXP detected the Value card and used correctly its MS drivers but did not with this 5.1.

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Further question
by John46947 / March 1, 2005 2:53 PM PST

Have you uninstalled the drivers for the onboard sound card? If not you might try removing it before trying to instal the sound blaster.

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Sound Blaster Creative live 5.1 Card Not Detected
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