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Windows 7: Motherboard won't detect my sound card

26 Sep 2009   #1
lowenbehold

Windows 7 Business (build7600)
 
 
Motherboard won't detect my sound card

I recently changed my OS to Windows 7 x86 from Windows XP on my podunk 2002 Gateway. Suddenly, it wouldn't play sounds and said there was no sound device. I thought I needed a driver for my Creative Sound Blaster card but I don't think any of my PCI slots are working because it won't even recognize its there. I can't find PCI drivers that work. Please help.

System Model: Gateway E-6000 4000782
Board: Intel Corporation D850EMV2 AAA87987-401


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26 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lowenbehold View Post
I recently changed my OS to Windows 7 x86 from Windows XP on my podunk 2002 Gateway. Suddenly, it wouldn't play sounds and said there was no sound device. I thought I needed a driver for my Creative Sound Blaster card but I don't think any of my PCI slots are working because it won't even recognize its there. I can't find PCI drivers that work. Please help.

System Model: Gateway E-6000 4000782
Board: Intel Corporation D850EMV2 AAA87987-401
which creative sound blaster do you have? 32bit or 64?


ken
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26 Sep 2009   #3
lowenbehold

Windows 7 Business (build7600)
 
 

I don't know. Its a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Digital Model SB0220
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26 Sep 2009   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

About the only chance you have for drivers for that card,

SB Live! series Support Pack 1.5 (08/09/2009) - Creative Labs

as there will never be an official Windows 7 driver coming for it from Creative. Also you may have to install the driver manually to get it to work. See my post here,

problem soundblaster xfi titanium

even the INF name is the same.
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27 Sep 2009   #5
lowenbehold

Windows 7 Business (build7600)
 
 

Thank you for the help. I found a driver and its installed and my computer thinks everything is okay, but no sound is made. I checked Windows Audio Services and they're on. I checked Digital Output only and plugged my digital speakers into the SPDIF jack and no sound comes. When I plug a stereo speaker into a normal jack and allow analog audio, the speaker plays so I think the sound card is truly connected to my computer and the driver is working.
Everything worked fine when I had Windows XP. I don't think my speakers or my digital output jack suddenly broke for no reason.
I don't know what to do. Get new speakers? A new sound card? I'm going to try to figure out if my speakers are actually broken somehow. I'll keep posting.
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27 Sep 2009   #6
TGSoldier

 
 

Did you try reseating the PCI card? Or maybe try another PCI slot?
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28 Sep 2009   #7
lowenbehold

Windows 7 Business (build7600)
 
 

Yes I have. I've tried that about a million times in all the slots in my computer.
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30 Sep 2009   #8
camaraododesert

WINDOWS 7
 
 

TRY A NEW WAY LIKE THIS, MAY BE...

SUCESS INSTALLATION for Creative SB Live! 24-bit (CA0106) in "WINDOWS 7"
Integrated Audio Processor on MSI motherboard K9N DIAMOND (MS-7226)

(VERY IMPORTANT) HOW TO INSTALL (FOLLOW THE EXACT STEPS)

Go to Creative Sound Blaster - Sound cards for gaming, movies and music listening >
SUPPORT >
SOUND BLASTER >
If your product is not listed above, please click here. >
select LIVE! >
select live 24-bit (no external) >
latest downloads >
select "Creative Sound Blaster audio driver 1.04.0090" > download it.
(do not install direct from the .exe file downloaded)

(if you don't have winrar) Install the WINRAR
right click >
select EXTRACT TO SB24_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090 > (or any local)
enter in this new folder >
enter in "DRIVER" folder >
double click in the SETUP file >
the installation will be lauch...
(the installation may be give few or much minutes or the system may be show the message
"not response" - DON NOT FINISH THIS PROCESS - wait for the complete install)
restart...

(IMPORTANT)
if the atualization Sound Blaster software appear, click in CANCEL... END.
(if you choose another option, will give the BLUE SCREEN OF THE DEATH)

Here is in full functionally. OK.


Creative Sound Blaster audio driver 1.04.0090
Filesize : 44.15 MB Download
Release date : 2 Jul 09

File Name : SB24_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090.exe
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows Vista® support for Creative Sound Blaster® Live!® and Audigy® series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
This download supports the following audio devices only:
* Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit
* Sound Blaster Audigy Value/SE/LS
Requirements:
* Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Vista 32-bit with SP1
* Sound Blaster audio devices listed above
Notes:
* This driver is only for the Creative Sound Blaster audio device listed above.
DO NOT install this driver for other Sound Blaster audio devices.
* To install this driver
1. Download the file onto your local hard disk.
2. Close all other Windows applications.
3. Double-click the downloaded file.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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30 Sep 2009   #9
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Camarão, has anybody tried this for a PCI card? I see it is for the integrated on your motherboard. No idea if there is a difference, but good to know.
Abraços
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30 Sep 2009   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just hope that if and when lowenbehold sees this he doesn't try the driver that camaraododesert posted, as it won't work with his card.
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