No Sound in WinXP


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Hi, I am using creative SBLive Value. I just done an upgrade frm Win98 to WinXP. All my devices are detected in the system properties. However when i try to play mp3/audio cds, i could not hear a sound. It seems like the speaker icon has it muting on and off every second. Anyone who got their SBLive value to work?

Pls help me, thanks in advance.

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I downloaded for liveware for win2k from creative website. When i run the setup, it gave the following error msg:

Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster Live! card on your system. Pls ensure that your Sound Blaster Live! hardware is properly installed before running the setup program. Setup will now exit

My PC specs are

AMD Athlon 900mhz

MSI K7T Turbo(No RAID)

Twinmos 256mb sdram

!BM 30 GB harddisk

MSI GeForce2 MX

Creative Sound Blaster Live Value.

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Redmak

Try windowsupdate, there are sb drivers available there

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I have tried live update to update the drivers, but there is still no sounds.

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configure

weird... if possible, can you do a clean install (after you formatted) again and see if the problem still persist?

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I done a clean install and i still have the same error message as above: "Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster Live! card on your system. Pls ensure that your Sound Blaster Live! hardware is properly installed before running the setup program. Setup will now exit "

Still no sound in XP.....

My speaker icon at the taskbar is still blinking and off the mute sign.

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configure

Maybe there's a problem with your soundcard.. what about IRQ conflict? Have you check that out? Try moving your soundcard to a different PCI slots..

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My sound card is working fine as i could get it work/play music in Win98. Here is a screenshot of my irq

irq.JPG

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My SBLive Value is located at PCI Slot 5

My Nvidia Geforce 2 is using a AGP slot

My realtek Network car is located at PCI Slot 6

What do u suggest i moved and to which slot.

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Panda

You have to update your driver. The SB driver in Win98 will not work in XP. Try to downlaod a driver which support Win2000 or XP. Reinstall your Windows and install the new driver.

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I mention in my previous post that i done a clean install of winXP and done a liveupdate to update my driver. I d/l the win2k driver frm creative website and when i tried to install it gave me the error msg: "Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster Live! card on your system. Pls ensure that your Sound Blaster Live! hardware is properly installed before running the setup program. Setup will now exit".

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I change the pci slot which the sound card is in from slot 5 to slot 3. But my irq for the sound card still remain the same.

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Hellgod

Are your speakers like mine, Digital only and require the Drivers from Creative to make the soundcard see them :)

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WWF

Hm.. i not sure whether my speaker is digital. I am using Midiland 3050M

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Intelligen

SBLive drivers come with XP. You should not have to download any drivers from SBLive.com. The liveware does not work yet due to that winXP isn't really released to the public so that is right that liveware will not think you have a SBLive card installed. If you need to change volume and what inputs are on and off just go to control panel and find the sounds and audio devices and change your stuff there under advance.

But remember, drivers for win2k are not for XP and until a liveware is released for XP i wouldn't try downloading and installing one for a different platform

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Moonwolf

I got a problem myself with the soundblaster live value also.

Everything works just great. But when I play UT ...the voices break out. It kinda like crackles.

But music and everything else dont work very well.

Anyone else has that problem?

1. Yes fresh install

2. Yes did update

3. Yes reinstall UT

4. NO did not install drivers of soundblaster.

Thanks

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RossDundas

this is really wierd since i have this exact same card...yet is seems to work fine in XP (i'm running the RTM), except when i'm copying stuff off a CD or summit then it starts crackling.

I did a clean install and the sound card works perfect other than that.

dude, do you have ACPI enabled by any chance........that shitza is the devil! :D

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Pero

I did it yesterday and it work very well for me, now I have AudioHQ for my SBLive!Value, sweet. Maybe some of you will find it helpfull. I left the Microsoft drivers that came with WinXP alone and did as follow:

" WindowsXP How to add in AudioHQ in to WindowsXP.

1: Download the SBLive! 5.1 Series LW Package for Win2k it should be

Date: 010417 17,648,261 bytes

Sound Blaster Live! 5.1SBL5-WEB-W1-US

Save any were you like, run SBL51_W2k.exe it will unpack it self in same folder

move thoses file in to a new folder.

2: Open notepad add the line "sbl51 /w" without quotes save as run.bat in same folder where you put the unpack the drivers & applications at.

A big thank gose to Christopher Hill for the command line switch.

3: Dbl click on run.bat click next then stop rigth there useing the windows key

on key board with the Windows Explorer all ready open you need to go to

?:Documents and Settings(Computer Name)Local SettingsTemp folder copy the

SBL51 folder to c: then exit the installer you need clear out your temp folder

and any sub folder in there then empty Recycle Bin.

4: Go to ?:SBL51AudioEnglishSetup folder then dbl click on

AUDIO.INI scoll down in tell you see the line "WinDrv = 1" change it to

"WinDrv = 0" close notepad and save it.

5: run ?:SBL51AudioEnglishSetupsetup.exe do a custom install

"DO NOT mess with anything" just click next & install.

Everything should now work other then you will not have CL Launcher on top

dran but I live hehe."

Here is a link where I found it: http://shs-sound.paraknowya.com/

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The problem is that the sound does not work in XP, even using the drivers.

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Originally posted by Pero  

I did it yesterday and it work very well for me, now I have AudioHQ for my SBLive!Value, sweet. Maybe some of you will find it helpfull. I left the Microsoft drivers that came with WinXP alone and did as follow:

" WindowsXP How to add in AudioHQ in to WindowsXP.

1: Download the SBLive! 5.1 Series LW Package for Win2k it should be

Date: 010417 17,648,261 bytes

Sound Blaster Live! 5.1SBL5-WEB-W1-US

Save any were you like, run SBL51_W2k.exe it will unpack it self in same folder

move thoses file in to a new folder.

2: Open notepad add the line "sbl51 /w" without quotes save as run.bat in same folder where you put the unpack the drivers & applications at.

A big thank gose to Christopher Hill for the command line switch.

3: Dbl click on run.bat click next then stop rigth there useing the windows key

on key board with the Windows Explorer all ready open you need to go to

?:Documents and Settings(Computer Name)Local SettingsTemp folder copy the

SBL51 folder to c: then exit the installer you need clear out your temp folder

and any sub folder in there then empty Recycle Bin.

4: Go to ?:SBL51AudioEnglishSetup folder then dbl click on

AUDIO.INI scoll down in tell you see the line "WinDrv = 1" change it to

"WinDrv = 0" close notepad and save it.

5: run ?:SBL51AudioEnglishSetupsetup.exe do a custom install

"DO NOT mess with anything" just click next & install.

Everything should now work other then you will not have CL Launcher on top

dran but I live hehe."

Here is a link where I found it: http://shs-sound.paraknowya.com/

I tried to use that method which i read on the site, however my winxp freezes upon restart, can't even get to the logon screen.

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Originally posted by Ross D  

this is really wierd since i have this exact same card...yet is seems to work fine in XP (i'm running the RTM), except when i'm copying stuff off a CD or summit then it starts crackling.

I did a clean install and the sound card works perfect other than that.

dude, do you have ACPI enabled by any chance........that shitza is the devil! :D

I do not have any sound in XP, that is even worse. I think i have ACPI enabled. What should i do next? Could be due to IRQ sharing. I can't change my irq of my sound card as the menu/option to change it seems to be grayed out. Do i set my irq for the device manually in the Bios? Please advice. Thank u.

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RossDundas

you need to change the Hardware Abstraction Layer of the OS.

You can do this by changing the computer type to "Standard PC" instead of ACPI.

once you do this XP will redetect all your devices and assign them all individual IRQs wherever possible :ninja:

Good luck dude :)

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Originally posted by Ross D  

you need to change the Hardware Abstraction Layer of the OS.

You can do this by changing the computer type to "Standard PC" instead of ACPI.

once you do this XP will redetect all your devices and assign them all individual IRQs wherever possible :ninja:  

Good luck dude :)

May i know what is the difference between Standard PC and ACPI?

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Lezend

This is for Windows XP sound:

Right click on the speaker icon in taskbar.

Adjust Audio Properties.

Under Volume Tab

Device Volume, click Advanced.

Under Play Control - Options - Advanced Controls (Checked).

Hit the Advance Button Under Play Control.

Others Control - (Check) Digital Output Only.

Close.

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