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SB Live Value in Win2K

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Eil Atan

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Jun 20, 2001
I am trying to get my SB Live! Value card to work in my other computer, which has the specs listed below. I was running Win98, and the card worked fine, but I am using Win2K right now, and I can't get any sound out of the card. It sees the card in the device manager, and says that it is working, but no sound comes out. Also, when I try to play a song, sound file, etc., the sound doesn't really play. It is hard to describe, but what happens is it just sits there, doing nothing. For example, in WinAmp, if I hit play, it just sits at 0:00 and does nothing. Bizarre...

The system is a Duron 750, 128MB RAM, Gigabyte GA-7IXE4, Two 10.5 GB Seagate HDD, Voodoo 3 3000, SB Live! Value, Two Network Cards (one for Cable modem, one for LAN)
 

Lews

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Jul 18, 2001
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Grand Rapids, Mich
I had a problem as well. What happens is that the drivers will default to digital out only. How I changed mine is by double clicking the speaker icon in your systray and go to advanced properties.

From there you can uncheck the digital out only.
 

Pinky

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Apr 21, 2001
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Narf City, USA
It would probably benefit to download the liveware 3.0 driver and software bundle from creative's site... I couldn't get my sb live to work in windows 2000 without it, I don't know that changing the digital out helps the real problem (which creative admits is driver related)...
 
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Eil Atan

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Jun 20, 2001
is there anywhere I can get the proper drivers from? I lost my cd when we moved to this house, and when I tried installing the live! ware 3.0 that is on creative's site under the latest drivers, the setup told me that it was unable to find a soundblaster card, which is bizarre, because Win2K showed a properly working soundblaster card working in my device manager... i'm gonna go see if it is the digital output thing... i'll try the liveware update again as well...
 

Pinky

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That's the only drivers update for that card. Try uninstalling the card in device manager, then run liveware setup (let the software try and detect it that way.

I don't even bother with any CD software, I just use liveware 3.0
 

spokeshave

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Eil Atan (Jul 26, 2001 06:56 p.m.):
is there anywhere I can get the proper drivers from? I lost my cd when we moved to this house, and when I tried installing the live! ware 3.0 that is on creative's site under the latest drivers, the setup told me that it was unable to find a soundblaster card, which is bizarre, because Win2K showed a properly working soundblaster card working in my device manager... i'm gonna go see if it is the digital output thing... i'll try the liveware update again as well...

I am having the exact same problem. Neither the new driver nor the Liveware 3.0 can detect the card, but Win2K has no problem finding it. No sound. Nada. I have tried the card in every PCI slot - no soap. Nothing on this subject in the Mickeysoft knowledge base or the Creative knowledge base. I suspect that it is an IRQ sharing issue, since Win2K has chosen to put my NIC, modem and USB all on IRQ 11. I have installed 4-in-1 4.32 (works great), SP1, and SP2. Everything else works great. Bizarre. I am tempted to disable PnP OS in the BIOS and assign IRQs manually, but I have a dual-boot with Me, which is working perfectly (finally) and I don't want to screw that up. Any help is truly appreciated.
 
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Eil Atan

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yeah, i am having the same thing still... can't get the drivers to work at all, and even though win2k recognizes, i just get no sound... pretty frustrating... i guess i will try to reassign irqs in the bios, that is a good idea... tell me if it works for you...