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Windows 7: Ancient Soundcard - lady in distress

28 Aug 2011   #1
lady

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Ancient Soundcard - lady in distress

Please can one of you whizz kids help me? I have a SB Live 5.1 soundcard (Model SB0222). Everything was working fine for playing and recording music until I changed from XP to Windows 7. Had a new hard drive at the same time and the driver downloaded is a kX 10k1. It plays MP3's badly but can't get any sound at all in Cakewalk Sonar 8.5.

Spent hours on the Creative website just to find there is no driver available or do you know better? Really can't afford another Soundcard at the moment and if you have any suggestions can you put them in simple terms as some of the technical jargon on here is far beyond my comprehension.

Hope you can get me over this problem so that I am convinced that making the move to Windows 7 was the right thing to do. Also if you ask me a technical question about my PC please tell me where to find the information.

Thanks in advance.


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28 Aug 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Lets start by getting an understanding of your computer hardware. Can you please follow this tutorial:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Once we know what hardware you have, it will easier for us to help you.

Regards,
Golden
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28 Aug 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check this link for Windows 7 hardware and software compatibility issues: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads

Also use the Windows Upgrade Advisor to see if your computer is OK for Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20

If the soundcard is causing you that much grief and you can't afford a new one, you can always remove it and use the computer's onboard sound instead.
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28 Aug 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Best you're going to get for that old card,

SB Live! series Support Pack 2.0 (04/30/2010) - Creative Labs

You also try the Kx driver,

kX Project -- Downloads page
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28 Aug 2011   #5
lady

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Trying

Many thanks for your help. I have tried a download from Creative without success.

Will try the other suggestions Monday and let you know how I get on. Here's hoping..........

Regards

Lady
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17 Sep 2011   #6
lady

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the tip and download to find my system info. Perfect for a novice.

Couldn't get a suitable driver or get Sonar to play anything in W7, so I gave in and purchased a Creative X-Fi Soundcard and sound is great now. However its at the expense of the additional graphics card I had that worked great (Only name I can see on it is Point of View Vidia). The fitting for the W7 version soundcard has changed and didn't fit my Motherboard which is a P4VM890, so the guy in the shop used the slot for my graphics card. Now I am stuck with a bog standard VGA Graphics Adapter! Everything seems to work with the exception of 'Movie Maker'. I had made a rough video before the change and now I can't get in to edit it as now Direct X is no longer available and Movie and DVD Maker won't open.
The guy in the shop is great but he only speaks Spanish and I only speak a little. As far as I can tell he says I would need a new Motherboard but it's so difficult when we can't communicate. You can understand my plight. Oh No - More money!!!
I have learned so much from here already.
Any Suggestions please.
Thanks
Lady
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17 Sep 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Before you splash out on a new motherboard, see if you can update the chipset drivers for it, because it may solve your problem.

Z68 Motherboard Series - Download Files form ASRock Inc. > Latest Drivers Update
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17 Sep 2011   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Your motherboard only has one PCIe slot. The new sound card is a PCIe card and your video card is a PCIe card. Two cards but only one compatible slot so one has to go. I think I would put the video card back in, enable the motherboards on-board 5.1 sound card, and install the matching driver for it. Then see if you can do what you want to do with that setup.
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18 Sep 2011   #9
lady

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Before you splash out on a new motherboard, see if you can update the chipset drivers for it, because it may solve your problem.

Z68 Motherboard Series - Download Files form ASRock Inc. > Latest Drivers Update
Thanks for the advice but I have looked at the link and have no idea which one I should choose. The number of the Motherboard I quoted above is not on the list - or am I being thick! Sorry but I just don't know. Also would it mess up my PC if it doesn't work.

Can I be cheeky and ask another question while I'm here? Probably should start another thread but it's not so important. I don't know but I assume that WinRAR comes with Windows 7 but I can't understand my version as it is in Spanish. Presumably as I live in Spain it has some how picked up that I need it in Spanish. I probably won't understand it anyway but at least I'll have a sporting chance!
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18 Sep 2011   #10
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

It's not a part of Windows.. and it looks like the shopguy probably installed that since you said he's spanish
best I can give you since I found no language settings is the site WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
Most likely uninstall Spanish version and download the one you want and install that one.. but if you have no license it's going to be in trial mode
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