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changed integrated sound card for Sound Blasster Live but it is not working right

Q: changed integrated sound card for Sound Blasster Live but it is not working right

changed integrated sound card for Sound Blasster Live but it is not working right. It shows up in the device mnager, but when I go to Start>>Settings>>Control Panel>>Sounds & Audio Devices, it shows that there is NO AUDIO DEVICES.....why. I am running Windows XP Pro, on a P4-1.8, which has an Asus motherboard model P4S333.

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Preferred Solution: changed integrated sound card for Sound Blasster Live but it is not working right

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: changed integrated sound card for Sound Blasster Live but it is not working right

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First. Go into your bios, and disable your onboard sound, and save and exit bios.

Once your computer has booted up, go into contol panel, and double click the sounds and audio devices icon.

Click on the audio tab, and set the sound playback device to your new soundcard.

Do the same for the sound recording device. Click on the voice tab and do the same. Click apply/ok.

Make sure you have the correct drivers installed for your new soundcard, and that your speakers are plugged into the new soundcard.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi! I just installed a new mother board and cpu. Its an ECS 755-A2 mother board with a 3200+ AMD Sempron/64-bit CPU. It's not the best, but i was trying to save money.

Before, I had a soyo and a 2800+ AMD Athlon XP and i had the Sound Blaster Live 5.1. Now with this ECS mb, the sound card doesn't get detected anymore, even in device manager. I downloaded the new driver for the Sound Blaster Live 5.1 from their official website and when I came to install it... it said that there were no Sound Blaster cards detected on my computer even though it was securely pushed in IN a pci slot!!

Then I decided that I don't need sound blaster so i installed the driver for the integrated sound card on my mb (realtek AC-97) and everything LOOKS fine according to their program and the control panel (sound and audio options) but i dont receive any sound from anything at all. I was planning on buying a NEW sound card but then i decided to test this Sound Blaster Live 5.1 on my bro's computer. Ironically, it was detected on his 1.2 ghz AMD Athlon Thunderbird and now i'm puzzled as why it wasn't detected on mine.

What solutions have I tried?

I installed numerous drivers for both the sound blaster and the integrated sound card repeatedly and there wasn't any hope.

I re-installed the OS twice (I'm willing to do a third though)

I don't know what else I can try.. can anyone help and please don't say the mother board :[?

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Hi! I just installed a new mother board and cpu. Its an ECS 755-A2 mother board with a 3200+ AMD Sempron/64-bit CPU. It's not the best, but i was trying to save money.

Before, I had a soyo and a 2800+ AMD Athlon XP and i had the Sound Blaster Live 5.1. Now with this ECS mb, the sound card doesn't get detected anymore, even in device manager. I downloaded the new driver for the Sound Blaster Live 5.1 from their official website and when I came to install it... it said that there were no Sound Blaster cards detected on my computer even though it was securely pushed in IN a pci slot!!

Then I decided that I don't need sound blaster so i installed the driver for the integrated sound card on my mb (realtek AC-97) and everything LOOKS fine according to their program and the control panel (sound and audio options) but i dont receive any sound from anything at all. I was planning on buying a NEW sound card but then i decided to test this Sound Blaster Live 5.1 on my bro's computer. Ironically, it was detected on his 1.2 ghz AMD Athlon Thunderbird and now i'm puzzled as why it wasn't detected on mine.

What solutions have I tried?

I installed numerous drivers for both the sound blaster and the integrated sound card repeatedly and there wasn't any hope.

I re-installed the OS twice (I'm willing to do a third though)

I don't know what else I can try.. can anyone help and please don't say the mother board :[?

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A:Both Sound Blaster Live 5.1 and Integrated Sound Card Does Not Work

Your Card

E-mail Teechnical Support for the Sound Blaster Card

http://us.creative.com/support/custsup/askus/emailform.asp

The problem might just be the new board, it may not support the sound card, or maybe it really isn't plugged in all the way.

Happened to me with my Firewire card took me forever to put the dump thing in I keep pushin and pushin, but not to hard because you'll break the card and you don't want to do that.

so just keep pushin slowly it may look like it is in but it probably really isn't

I hope creative can help you with your problem.

Or ot may be the new processor/ board combination, why didn't you just get the Atholon 64 instead of the Septeron 64.

I don't think many cards are compatible with that
 

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have a used gateway 2000, operating on win\me, have 186 mb ram.

under control panel under devices it tells me sound card is active w\ driver, but under audio and voice it says no devices, and on sounds all my sounds are on but i can not raise volume.
please help anyway possible.
thanks Mark
 

A:integrated sound card not working

untouchable4,
Since it is a Gateway I am going to assume that you did not get any drivers with your puter.
Is the driver for your sound card a windows driver?
If you do in fact have a onboard or intergrated sound card perhaps the motherboard manufactuers website has some sort of audio driver you could download and run. To find out what motherboard or sound card you have you can download and run Belarc Advisor
It does not aways list motherboards, but you could see if it list a sound card.
Last resort try to track down mtherboard manufacter on gateways website.
 

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Hey Fellow Technicians,

I'm having a weird problem.
I have a HP Pavillon A730n
It's a P4 3.0 Ghz
512 DDR
blablalbla ...

IT has an integrated Sound Card which I use ...

My problem:

I previously Installed Windows XP PRO SP2 over my Windows XP Home Edition that originally came with my PC... I do not have my Recovery CD's since my house burnt down and all my computer stuff is at a warehouse all I have is my PC...

Basicly when I boot ... I see 2 choices ....
1) Windows XP Pro
2) Windows XP Home Edition

Can't Format have important files I need to keep there for the moment ...

When I log in XP Home Ed I get sound ( That was my first partition )
When I log in XP Pro I have no more Sound ( Partition Created Afterwards )

All my drivers all ok except my sound card ...

Me Personally I tried all the drivers ... all the forums ... and I still can't figure it out ...

I personnaly think there could be a conflict between both operationg systems and that I have to do something to activate my ISC ( Integrated Sound Card ) To work.

Get it off XP Home Ed and put it on XP Pro

I'm about 90% sure this is a problem within the windows registery ...

Please If anyone of you ever had a similar problem let me know ...
John
 

A:Integrated Sound Card from Realtek Not Working please help

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

My thought on this would be to get another HDD.
Set it as Primary, do a clean install of xp pro.
You should be able to sort out the sound drivers.
We have the latest here @ TS, (top of this page, dead center)
Once you have stable install, slave your original Hdd to gain access
to your files.

G'Luck
 

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Hey everyone!

I'm having some serious problems with my sound card over here. I have an Asus P4SDX motherboard that SUPPOSEDLY has an integrated sound card, but it doesn't seem to be working. We're talking no headphones, no speakers, NOTHING. I downloaded and installed the AC97 sound drivers and it's STILL not working. Windows Media Player gives me an error that says "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly."

I've tried Microsoft's troubleshooter, too, and it didn't tell me anything that I hadn't already tried.

I'm new to this whole taking care of my own computer thing b/c I'm off at college now and it's really starting to frustrate me. I know more a/b computers than most girls do but apparently it's not enough! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks!

*Totally Clueless*
 

A:Can Anyone Help Me Troubleshoot My Sound Card?--P4SDX Motherboard w/ integrated sound

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I was attempting to begin using Bit Torrent for utilizing AVI and other video file types for viewing. However, I got no sound. Bit Torrent's help section says the following:

The reason for this is an issue with Windows DRM, the rights management tool BitTorrent uses to authorize your viewing of the file you downloaded. Some of our content has tighter playback restrictions than others. In this case it is seeing your display settings as not allowed by the license.

In many cases this message is in error. If you have older video drivers (pre-July 2005) and are using a laptop and/or a VGA output device there is a chance Windows Media Player will think there is something wrong. To correct this, you can upgrade your video drivers to current versions. This will fix this issue for your future viewing on our site or others in the future for that matter.
To check your video drivers, go to the Control Panel and double-click on the Display icon. In the Display window select the Settings tab. Click the Advanced button. Select the Adapter tab. Click the Properties button. Finally, select the Driver tab. In this window will be displayed the Driver Date. If it is before July 2005 you will need to update your video drivers. The Update Driver button in the window is unlikely to do this properly. You should go to your computer manufacturer's web site to download the latest drivers, or to the site of your video adaptor manufacturer. Upon updating your driver the file should play ... Read more

A:No Sound / SoundMax Integrated Sound Card

can you tell me more about you system, the series and the model thanx
 

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Greetings.
Used onboard sound until today where I remounted my Auzentech X-Fi Forte. I have uninstalled the realtek sounddrivers and deactivated the onboard sound in BIOS.
Everything is playing with the default analog speakers (5.1 setup) through the Forte, except systemsound (logon sound, program error, USB connected/disconnected aso). When open controlpanel -> Sound -> change system sounds I can NOT test the selection. They play allright, I think, but not via the Forte soundcard, so no sound i put out. When selecting Windows soundlevels and move the sliders up and down some bizar thing happen. When placing the cursor over the "speaker-slider" and move it, I hear a DING. But when placing the cursor over the systemsound and move it, no sound is generated.

How do I change that?

A:changed sound card - now no system sound??

Did you get the latest drivers from the Auzentech site and use those?

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i have a dell computer and i just got it back because the second hard drive went on it so i had to load everything back on it. But everytime i reinstall my sound card that is sound blaster live 24 bit. It works right when i install it but once my computer gets shutdown or restarts. It stops working and no sound will come out. I tryed unstalling and reinstalling it and it does samething.Any help please?
 

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Done the research, and unless I've missed something, there's a caveat that hasn't been addressed in this issue.

I have an SB Live! value card, have installed the Daniel_K driver for it, following the suggestions about deleting the existing RealTek (which didn't seem to work, though I didn't put *any* time into why that didn't work), and scrubbing the system with the recommended driver scrubber - can't remember the name but it was recommended in an earlier post.

I *record* with the SB Live! value card because of the low-noise, and rock-bottom price that these are now available for. On-board sound has terrible noise floor issues. They all do. I occasionally play games with the analog joystick, and attach to the midi port to back up my Roland VG-8 guitar fx box. The card is fully utilized in my system, so I don't want to switch to the on-board garbage.

So, back to the problem. The Daniel_K drivers installed well, BUT, though I see the VU meter in the system tray responding on playback (i.e,, it jumps around indicating that Windows is trying to send the signal to the card), I get no sound out of the speakers. I've tried headphones with no joy. I've also tried the KX drivers (nice effort btw, but no midi, or joystick drivers with the KX stuff), with the same result. No sound from the card.

No IRQ conflicts, no DMA issues, etc. I've tried it in the only other slot on the mobo.

BTW, mobo is new, and uses the AMD SB710 southbridge. Does that Southbridge just n... Read more

A:Sound blaster Live! Value card - no sound

Most new motherboards only have a "bridged" PCI slot to the PCIe bus. Many PCI cards will not work or work properly with the bridged PCI slot. There are many posts about this on the recording forums.

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i was wondering what, if any, differences or advantages an addon sound card like an XFI SoundBlaster or ect. would have over integrated 5.1

For example: better sound quality, louder sounds, better tracking ( explosion on back left in game, explosion on back left speaker kinda thing)

thanks'
 

A:Add-on card vs. Integrated sound

You can expect an addon card to have better sound quality and better functionality over the integrated unit. X-Fi cards are pretty solid and you don't need to install all that bloatware to have them work well. With most cards, you will hear richer music and better game FX with improved bass control and EQ settings. It's worth an upgrade if you are not satisfied with the integrated unit; you will most likely never want to use onboard sound again.
 

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Yesterday I formatted my computer and installed Windows XP SP3 Professional and everything was going fine until I found out that the sound wasn't working. I installed everything correctly and installed the latest sound drivers but the speakers still don't work. I have a Gatway 507GR desktop computer and the driver manufacturer is Realtek.

What I have done so far:
Installed sound drivers
Checked if onboard audio was enabled in the BIOS
Tried two sets of speakers

What else can I do? The sound was working perfectly before I formatted? Please help!
 

A:Integrated Sound not Working

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Yesterday I formatted my computer and installed Windows XP SP3 Professional and everything was going fine until I found out that the sound wasn't working. I installed everything correctly and installed the latest sound drivers but the speakers still don't work. I have a Gatway 507GR desktop computer and the driver manufacturer is Realtek.

What I have done so far:

Installed sound drivers
Checked if onboard audio was enabled in the BIOS
Tried two sets of speakers

What else can I do? The sound was working perfectly before I formatted? Please help!
 

A:Integrated Sound not Working

Did you install audio driver from the motherboard cd ?
If not first install audio driver from motherboard cd, realtek drivers do not work without driver from the motherboard cd.
 

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I have a P4S800 Mother board - SIS648fx, 800FSB, DDR400, 8x AGP, 6 ch audio, USB 2.0.

Everything I have read says that it is 5.1 ready. When I plug in my 5.1 speakers I cant get all them all to work. Sub , left and right no probs, centre speakers nothing

I am a total novice and would appreciate some assistance. I am running XP. Do I need to get some sort of adaptor from **** Smith or Tandy or radio shack
 

A:Setting up 5.1 on a 6 ch integrated sound card

I have an athalon system but I had the same problem, My speakers where 5.1 channel but not digital, there was a place in the settings where I could turn off the digital output. I have an NForce 2 board and there is an Icon in the system tray for the bottom right that accesses your sound options, there may also be a set up wizard in your options. If all else fails kick your speakers, thats just my opinion. Kicking them sometimes has mixed results though, Sure as hell makes you fell better though.
 

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Hello all! I'm currently having problems with sound on my computer. I'm running a Gateway 550GR with a Intel 915G Express Chipset, which has an integrated sound card.

In the "Sound and Audio Devices Properties" window, I click over to the audio tab and see that the Sound Playback and Sound Recording drop down menus grayed out. So I zoomed over to the Device Manager window to check my audio codecs and everything was fully functional. So I check the volume control and i get the error
"
There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware."

How is there no mixer device when its part of the motherboard? I'm confused, angry, and trying to find a way to solve this. I've updated my BIOS files, updated my audio drivers, looked on forums, douse my tower with Holy water... well no not that... but you get the idea. Any suggestions as to how to fix this problem without wiping and reloading?
 

A:Oh joy..(Integrated Sound Card Not Recognized)

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I reformatted my hard drive recently. I checked my hardware components before I formatted and noted that my soun card was a soundblaster, I thought hey, I got a soundblaster disc, should be no problem reinstalling. Well the drivers were not on the disk. So I opened my case to see what kind of sound card I had, to download the proper drivers, but it's integrated and I can't figure it out. My PCI multimedia audio drivers are the ones I can't find. I tried downloaded some basic soundblaster drivers, and as they install I get a prompt saying I have no soundblasters cards installed. Any help in determining what my sound card is, would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Can't determine integrated sound card

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OK so my computer is a hp pavilion a1230n and when i upgraded it to windows vista, the sound card suddenly stopped working! i looked around, and my sound card doesn't seem to have any drivers for windows vista. i looked at the model, and i think this is it :integrated ati radeon xpress 200. my device manager says no device has been installed, but it's there because it was working with windows xp. i was wondering if there's any way i could update it or something. please comment! help would be much apreaciated (couldn't remember how to spell lol)

A:integrated sound card problem

Hi armageddan and welcome to the forums

According to the HP website, your sound/audio solution is of the AC'97 type. You can obtain generic drivers for this from the hardware manufacturers - in this case it will probably be Realtek (link given below). To verify that this is the case, you will need to look in 'Device Manager'. Click the start orb and type 'Device Manager' into the search box and press enter/return. Click to expand the category 'Sound, video and game controllers' as shown below (this is from my system). If it shows as being a Realtek device then follow the link below, otherwise reply with this information so that we can locate a suitable driver for you.
Dwarf



Realtek

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I am thinking about reformatting and doing a clean installation of XP Home on a Dell PC that is 1 1/2 yrs. old. This Dell came w/ XP installed and with integrated sound & video cards - will I run into a problem w/ either of these cards with a clean installation?

Thanks for your thoughts - Monique
 

A:Dell integrated sound card

Hard to say you may need to download and install the drivers from www.dell.com - but this isn't a big deal and you may want to download them prior to reformating so as to have them ready. The drivers on the Dell site will also likely be better and newer than those included with XP or those included on the CD's.

If you have the recovery CD'sand driver CD's then that make it even easier. They'll have all the drivers/software for the computer - it will be just a matter of putting in the CD's.
 

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Okay, so after I finished watching a movie, I go to shuffle my playlist and get ready for bed. I move my hand towards my mouse, and since I was laying on my bed, I had static shock in my hand. Now my headset, Tritton PC510 have an in-line controller, which was sitting right beside my mouse. The static shock, shocks the controller, and I check my headphones to see if they're fine. I hear a distinct, and constant beeping/humming noise. I'm scared. So I re-boot my system, and try again. Same thing. Thinking it was my headset that blew up, I went to try on the laptop. Completely fine. I think - did I blow out my sound card ? (Thinking that it was in it's own slot). I take apart the case of the computer, and I see that my sound card is integrated. I cry :[ Now here I am, posting on this forum, waiting for a reply. Thanks for reading through this far <3 P.S. Can I add in another sound card into a PCI slot, without it having to interfere with my integrated sound card?
 

A:So I think I blew my integrated sound card :[

P.S. Can I add in another sound card into a PCI slot, without it having to interfere with my integrated sound card?Click to expand...

Yes, you can. Be sure to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS or you could get a conflict.

Do you have sound through regular speakers?
 

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ok,
I have an Asus P4P800-E Deluxe MotherBoard and whenever i play any full screen game within 15+ minutes my sound goes out. I have an integrated sound card. It does this ingame only. I even connected my Front Side pannel for sound and it still loses it.

I have tryed reinstalling drivers, updating drivers, reintstalling programs.still no success.


Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Defektes,
 

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after installing my msi r7 240 my audio stopped and none of the audio port on the computer worked. when going into playback devices the only one there is the hdmi audio but i need my headsets

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I am having trouble with a K7S5A Motherboard with integrated AC97 audio. I have installed the C-Media 9378 drivers that the auto setup told me to but I can't get it to recognise my Microphone. When I run voice config it either has a random error or says 'can't find mic volume'. When I go into properties in the volume control the recording one is shaded out and when I go into multimedia in the control panel almost all the recording stuff is shaded out there.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:Microphone not working with integrated sound

Download the latest drivers for your integrated sound from your manufacturer's web site and see if that helps.
 

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Have P5VD2 motherboard with integrated sound card, lost my instalation CD, went to download section on official site of asus and downloaded all drivers etc. and installed them. Those i could, cause many of them didnt allowed me to install them. I have Win XP, dont know what's the difference between it and Win XP 62b, so i downloaded those for XP only, but it doesnt work with none.. But, when i turn on tv, i dont hear any sound. Music and modem sounds are ok, but cant hear tv and microphone. PLEASE, HELP!!!!
Jelena
 

A:P5VD2 integrated sound card - driver, HELP!!!

There are 5 sub-models of the Asus P5VD2:

1. -MX
2. -MX SE
3. -VM
4. -VM SE
5. -X

Which one is yours?

Look here and make sure you select the proper sound driver for your full model number:
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
 

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I have a Win XP service pack 3 Dell Inspiron desktop. I just had to have my OS completely installed after my one of my start-up files had been corrupted by the "congratulations you won" virus or so the techs at Norton explained to me.
I have everything re-installed except I have no sound. The device manager sound menu doesn't show the SoundMax Integrated digital audio driver installed. When I try to load that driver I get the message that my system is incompatible with the driver. I have re-installed all the Dell drivers that correspond to my service tag and now I can't seem to progress. So far in my searches I haven't found exactly the same problem.
Thanks
Tom Valley

A:Can't install drivers for integrated sound card

Did you install the chipset driver?

In device manager, are there any yellow or red symbols?

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I have a user who all the sudden is getting no sound at all from their machine and I have checked all settings such as volume, mute, sound card options. But none of this seems wrong so I was going to reinstall the sound card but am not sure which files I need. It is a Dell machine 8303-NUC, running Win2000.

Thanks ahead of time,
Brandon
 

A:Sound Card Drivers Needed - Integrated

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I have installed Win XP Pro SP2 (had Win 7 installed and couldn't run half my games). Now the games run fine but no sound! I know this is because I'm relying on the on-board sound on the (I have been told by my brother-in-law who used to own the pc!) Realtek motherboard as the soundcard broke 6 months ago (was a Creative Soundblaster 16 or AWE 32 Compatible (WDM)) and was removed.

When I installed Win XP yesterday everything runs fine but no sound. In the Device Manager I have problems with the:

Other Devices -Audio Device on HD Audio Bus (Code 1)PCI Simple Communications Controller (Code 28)Unknown device (Code 28)

Sound, Video & Game Controllers -Creative Soundblaster 16 or AWE 32 Compatible (WDM)(Code 10)

I don't understand why it's even picking up the sound card when it's not plugged in!

The dxdiag is as follows:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 12/21/2009, 17:48:03
Machine name: GENESIS
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: DIXONSXP
System Model: MS-7255
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 370MB used, 3568MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
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A:[SOLVED] On-board sound not working - no sound card installed

Thanks anyone who had a look - I had a look at the Audio HD Device again - the Code 10, and it let me re-install the drivers this time, which it never did before. At least I have sound now!!!

Lilith
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I purchased the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card, a cheap, $30 card, and was expecting some improvement over my computer's integrated motherboard audio (Dell XPS 420), but I can't really tell the difference between the two. Is it possible for the card not to sound any better than my computer's integrated audio? I'm using the Logitech Z523 2.1 speaker system.

Sound card: Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
Speakers: Newegg.com - Logitech Z523 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System

A:Sound card sounds no better than integrated motherboard audio?

yes it's possible.

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I've recently purchased a new pc with Vista Home Premium installed.

There appears to be a lot of information on the web and this site about midi problems with Vista. They all seem to mention problems with external equipment.

My question is, what do I need to do to my pc to play midi files through the inbuilt sound card.

When I attempt this, I get an error saying No hardware installed or is not responding.

I can play all other type of media files ok.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Mike.

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So I'm thinking about buying a nice pair of gaming headphones and I was wondering if I would be needing to upgrade my sound card as well (currently my comp just has the stock Realtek integrated sound card on the motherboard). I have a USB audio adapter and I heard that helps with the sound. I was reading some reviews of these headphones and saw something about "impedance" which is why I'm hesitant of buying them.

These are the headphones I'm looking at:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC...ophone/dp/B0012XFDWO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

or

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-7-1-...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1286136330&sr=1-1

Also, if I do end up needing a sound card, I'm not sure I'll have a slot for it because I already used my PC 16 express slot for my video card.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Integrated sound card + high quality headphones?

gaming headphones are good, but they will only be able to amplify the quality of audio that is produced by your sound card. if you don't have an available PCI or PCIe slot for a sound card adapter, there are other options such as USB (you have this already) and even a dock that fits in your 5.25 drive bays! if you're a gamer (which it sounds like you are) then you will benefit from buying a dedicated sound adapter because not only will it sound better, but you will have access to a bigger variety of software features and options.
 

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i have an NEC ready 9945 with windows 2000 server, the sound works, but i wanted to load windows NT 4.0 workstation onto it, but i don't have the drivers for the sound card, i got the computer from my aunt, at the time it had windows 98 FE loaded on it, but i like older operating systems like WFW 3.11, windows 95, windows NT 4.0, etc, etc, but after trying WFW 3.11, wndows 95, and windows NT 4.0, i didn't have sound, not sure what the card is, all i know is that it is integrated, can anyone please help me?
 

A:NEC Ready 9945 integrated sound card drivers

Um, hate to be a kill-joy, but that's pretty old for getting drivers. Google the model and try to find the integrated sound solution. Without detailed specs, looking for that driver (ESPECIALLY for an old OS) is going to be like looking for a needle in a field of haystacks.
 

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Hi, as stated in the subject, I am unable to hear any sound from my speakers since upgrading to the windows 7 64 bit. I followed the other post that I found on this but I still cannot hear any sound.

I have a dell inspiron 531. The hardware ids from the device manager are

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_1028020E&REV_1000

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_1028020E

I have installed the realtek drivers and they as working but I still get nothing but a slight hiss from my speakers. I have tried them on my laptop and they work fine.

Does anybody know what might be causing this? I am half tempted to get a new sound card but I am reluctant as it says my existing one is working (it just seems to have forgotten to tell the speakers!)

If anybody knows a fix for this I really would be eternally grateful

Many thanks
Mike

A:Sound card drivers show as working but still no sound

Let's start by right clicking the speaker icon in your system tray and select playback devices from the options...right clik on the speakers and set as default. You can select to disable the independent headphone jacks if the speakers are plugged to the sound card. Then clik on properties and go to the levels tab at top. Set the slider to 100%. Go back to the playback devices window and select Configure button. Test the individual speakers by clicking on them one at a time.

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motherboard is MK8T89-000LC
Sound Card is SBLive! (WDM) Audio Device
OS is Windows 7
After I installed Windows 7, the soundcard I was using couldnt be used. I dont wish to buy a new sound card if i dont have to, so I am wondering if I could get my onboard sound to work. can someone help me out? thanks.
 

A:motherboard sound not working, sound card not recognize, help please

It sounds as though the driver for the sound card doesnt work on windows 7. Also I think that the driver for the motherboard audio will most likely not work either. It is hard to find drivers for windows 7 because hardly any one is using it yet. Have a look for your sound card drivers and see if they are ok to be used on windows 7.
 

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Hello,
Recently, when I was using my Windows 10 desktop PC, I noticed that I had no sound for all programs and speakers/headphones I tried. Normally when I have no sound, it is exclusive to one program. I tried to fix the problem by reinstalling my Realtek audio drivers, but to no avail. Perhaps my sound card is broken or I am just doing something wrong?

Sysinfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4038 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953316 MB, Free - 622491 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, H81I (MS-7851)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Sound not working for all headphones... sound card broken?

To be sure, they're not muted, correct? Sometimes it's the most simple solution.
If they're not muted and the volume is turned up, then it's possible your sound card failed.

You could try booting into safe mode to see if some type of software is causing it.
 

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I have an IBM Thinkpad R40 with a SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio sound card. For some reason the sound just stopped working. The drivers all appear to be ok. I downloaded and installed the latest drivers for the card. When I use any audio devices they perform normally, but there is no sound. I've checked all volume control settings. I've used different speakers plugged into both my docking station and directly into the laptop. When using sound recorder and playing a sound, I can see the graphic display the sound wave form, but no sound. When in safe mode or bios mode, the onboard speakers work and the onboard volume controls work in that I can hear the various beeps and such. I tried rollbacks to restore points when I knew the sound was working, thinking that maybe some update or software install caused the problem. But nothing seemed to work. I'm open to any suggestions, since I've tried about everything I can think of including searching all over the net for a solution.
 

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Hey all-
I am seeking advice for a laptop purchase. I record and mix my own music using the Acid program. The laptops I have been using have integrated sound cards and can not handle the input. Does anyone have any advice on a good brand of laptop that has an un-integrated sound card? My price range is $600.00- $900.00 if at all possible. I have checked some of the better known laptop sites and can not seem to find anything. Many have the option of an un-integrated Graphics card, but either I am dumb, but I don't see options for the sound. One important factor- an external sound card is not an option at this time.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and take care, chillykim

A:Advice Purchase Laptop With Good Sound Card, Not Integrated

You might want to look at an external soundcard to plug into the laptop.

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Do compatible drivers exist other than conexant high definition audio drivers for an Acer Aspire 5253 (Windows 7)? I am searching for some drivers that have an equalizer software with them. And which is important when searching for drivers my OS or my hardware?
 

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Hi, for some reason or another, my sound isn't working. For a few weeks sound would only come out of one speaker or the other, but never both. Eventually, no sound came out at all, no matter how i balanced them or twiddled around with the wires. I thought it was just a problem with the speakers, so I plugged in some speakers I have on my other computer (which work very well), but they didn't produce sound either. I'm fairly convinced that this is a problem with my sound card, but I don't know how to go about fixing it without getting a new sound card altogether. If anyone can direct me to a patch or installer or some way to fix it so that sound comes out of even one speaker that would be awesome.
Here are my specs (from DXDIAG in Run). If you need anything else, please just ask:

Device
Name: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086DEV_266ESUBSYS_01811028REV_0 (I believe there's more to it, but it's cut off so I can't see it)
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Default Device: Yes

Drivers
Name: smwdm.sys
Version: 5.12.0001.5246 (English)
Date: 1/27/2005 15:31:06
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Other Files:
Provider: Analog Devices

DirectX Features
Hardware Sound Acceleration Level: (on a slider bar) Full Acceleration

A:Sound not working, suspect sound card

I would do the following. download the latest driver from your motherboard manufacturer. Go to device manager and uninstall the device driver, then uninstall the device. restart the computer. Ignore the new hardware found wizard(cancel out). run the driver program. Check to see that the device is now present in device manager. check your sound. If nothing is coming out check your sound properites in the control panel to be sure your device is selected as the playback device, the volumes are up and there are no mute buttons checked.

edit: if none of that works you may need to add in a sound card to an expansion slot.

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After i reinstalled windows, xp sp3, i have not been able to use the onboard sound device on my asus p4p800 deluxe motherboard.
At first when i tried to reinstall the drivers through the setup, both with the original driver cd that came with the motherboard and with the updated soundmax drivers from asus' wepage, i was given the error "severe: driver not found. please reboot system and try setup again." I did so, but got the same result every time.
I forced through the install by selecting the "have disc" option on the found new hardware wizard and selecting the .inf file for the ad 1985 driver directly. This however just got me the "Code 10" error.
In the sounds and audio devices menu it shows up "no audio device" but in device manager an "audio device on high definition audio bus" shows up under "other devices" but windows cannot find any drivers to this device.

I've been looking through the net on countless forums and threads looking for solutions but none so far have worked. This is a big problem for me as I use my computer a lot for editing sound and composing as a profesional musician.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Sicerely Markus

A:NO SOUND! The curse of integrated sound in my **** motherboard.

Do you have to enable audio in the BIOS? Check to make sure.

You might have to flash your BIOS.

Why did you feel you had to install SP3? What I mean is, if you've gone this long without it, can you get by without it in the future?

Try to remove SP3. Failing that, maybe you should consider buying a sound card.

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ok i have the creative, soundblaster 16 awe32 sound card, my last computer was totalled form nowhere and then when i got my new computer it didn't have a sound card at all. so i switched the creative sound card to my new computer.. it worked just 3 days ago now it isn't working. can someone help me? i tried thec reative website and it didn't give me any help, i tried placing the card in all slots it could fit, and still nothing... what more can i do?

OH! and it's a code 10 error
 

A:I am in need of serious sound card help! my sound ain't working

Try another sound card
 

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.

Thanx.
Rolando.

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My soundbalster Audio card has a problem. The auto hide feature is grayed out so you can't activate or deactivate it. It will not automatically retract at the top of my window when you put the mouse on it. It use to retract but stopped. I uninstalled the software and re-installed it with the same results.
Can anyone advise me how to resolve this problem. Creative Launcher will only stay permently fixed on the desk top now.
 

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This is my first time installing a sound card in my computer, normally I would just use the sound built into the motherboard. I was having a problem in vent with strange noises and feedback, so I went down to Pcclub and bought a cheap 20$ one.

So I got back and...
Turned of the computer
put the card in an open pci slot
turned on the computer
instaled the software and driver (the program gave some erors, but it still worked, But the Driver install went fine)
I took out the sound plugs from the mother board and pluged them into the driver.
now I get no sound out of the card, but if i plug the speakers back into the the motherboard and it still plays like it did before.

A:Edio Live Theater Sound Card

bump, plz help

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Why is it when I play online games at MSN or POGO I have no sound? Otherwise, I have sound during all other application Sound Blaster Live value card.
Can anybody hellp me?
 

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Hey...

Okay basically I have no idea exactly what the problem is.. it may be within Windows 98 on my computer, it may be within the drivers that my sound card came with. I have no idea.

When I go Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Device Manager Tab and I try to enable "Sound Blaster Live!" under "Sound, video and game controllers" my computer will not start. I do not receive any error messages... it will simply not start. So... I therefore cannot listen to any music (and it has been this way for about 4 months... PAINFUL to a musician...) and I would like to do this again. I am sure it is a software problem, not a hardware problem

Also, if no one can figure out the problem with this... my friend told me I can use the sound card on my motherboard if I've lost all hope but I don't know how to do this either...

Thank you for your help,
David Wilder
 

A:Problems with SoundBlaster Live! Sound Card

First of all :wave: :wave: Welcome to TechSpot :wave: :wave:
Check out this forum and introduce yourself to everyone.

One thing you might try is reseating your card. The PCI or ISA slot might be bad. Just take it out and put it back in the same spot, or a different one to test it out. If that doesn't work I'll have to think a little more for another solution.
 

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Alright I completely formatted my computer and reinstalled Windows XP Pro and have everything up and working fine except for my sound card. I have the original cd the card came with and it was working fine before the format/install. Here are a few bits of info.

I have already run the sound blaster cd and installed..everything on it...and it just wont get recognized.

In the device manager/sound, video, game controllers. There is..
Creative SB Live! series
Creative Game Port

System Information/components/Sound Device

Name: Creative EMU10K1 Audio Processor (WDM)
Manufacturer: Creative Technology Ltd.
status OK
driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\ctaud2k.sys

When I go to controlpanel/sounds and audio devices it just always says no sound device, I also went into bios and turned off the audio on the motherboard already.

Any ideas or help would be great....

-Thanks
 

A:Sound Blaster Live card won't get recognized

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ive got windows 7 OS and bought this sound card.problem is when installing the software it says "Please plug in C-Media PCI Audio Device device! i got on option to click on retry and cancel.

cant understand what problem is,maybe i need to set bios?

A:Genius SM-Live Value 5.1 sound card problem

Watch this vid, It's a shame that audio is in spanish. But at the end there's a Summary
Genius Sound Maker 5.1 - YouTube

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