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FactionRecon

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#1 13 years ago

Hello all. I'm aving some issues regarding my Creative Audigy card. It seems that since about a week or so ago, my computer does not/refuses to recognize the card is there in the slot. By that I mean that upon going into Control Panel and clicking "Sounds and Audio devices" it says "No Audio Device". I have tried reinstalling the drivers, installing new drivers, even switching the card to a different slot on the mobo.

I'm running Win XP Home w/ 512 mb RIMM memory and a 2.56 Ghz P4. All my music files play fine, as does the sound for HL2. But for sites such as Newgrounds, Heavy, and games like BF1942, there is no sound. Like I said, I've tried everything I can think of, and still nothing. Any help regarding this would be fantastic.

Thanks,.




Kilobyte

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#2 13 years ago

Hmmm, so your soundcard works, and the Audigy program works under Half-Life 2.

However somehow Windows XP does not have a driver installed, or its disabled.

Have you checked the "System" control panel? It should list the Sound Blaster.

Which Audigy? The first? Hmmm, have you updated Windows XP to Service Pack 2?




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#3 13 years ago

If you mean have I checked to see that it is in the Device Manager, then yes it is. I have not upgraded to SP2, but I'm afraid to on account of several horror stories.




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#4 13 years ago
FactionRecon...the Device Manager,...

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I left out a part... :( But that was what I meant. So you've done all the usual troubleshooting.

See if you can't Reinstall Windows XP on a different Partition/Hard Drive, so that you can try out the SP2? And all the updates, If you do this, then WinXP will still be on your computer as it is, no problem.

If the registration process gives you any trouble, then explain to Microsoft you felt you needed to reinstall on the new Hard Drive/partition, they'll usually be happy to comply.




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#5 13 years ago

Well I just installed SP2 on my normal HD, and same problem persists.




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#6 13 years ago

Have you tried Older/newer drivers, other than the ones your having trouble with,

Sometimes a problem comes up in the newer drivers, and it takes a few version to fix them, untill then, going back to a version that worked sometimes helps.

You may have to DL additional Driver files. Such as a WDM codec. I had to DL one, to get my YamahaXG to work in Win98. Perhaps some kind of EAX, or THX driver is needed.

FYI if it IS NOT obvious from this post, I am not a sound expert, not even close...