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Windows 7: Creative Sound Card not found in Win 7 Ultimate

15 Apr 2014   #1
Klusie

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Creative Sound Card not found in Win 7 Ultimate

Am setting up dual boot with XP Home(first install) & Win 7 Ultimate (second install).
Tried to install on Win 7 Ultimate my Sound Blaster Audigy2 Value and got the message "No Sound blaster
sound card found". I couldn't run the basic installation, but I could install Creative Media Source add-ons
such as Creative Audio Converter, Organizer and Player. Still cannot run the basic install.
Pentium Dual core 2.50 Processor, Asus P5N-D M/board, 8mb OCZ PC 6400 DDR 2 memory, two WD 500
GB hard drives, GeForce 9500GT Graphics Card, 550 watt power supply.
Sound blaster works great on XP Home....


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16 Apr 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Install or reinstall the Intel motherboard chipset drivers and see if that helps. On older Intel chipset systems, if the chipset drivers have not been installed, non detection of devices can happen.

Some of the older SB Audigy devices are not supported by Creative for Vista/Win7. Does Creative have a Vista/Win 7 specific driver? The XP driver is not compatible.
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16 Apr 2014   #3
Klusie

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks for you quick response Firebird.
Sound blaster Support has this SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017.exe describing this download as a driver providing Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster Audigy series of audio devices. Would it be adviseable to download and run and then try the install disc again?
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16 Apr 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If you installed the optional/extra programs you shouldn't have to install them again. Just the drivers.

But, install/reinstall the Intel motherboard chipset drivers first.
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16 Apr 2014   #5
Klusie

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks again Firebird.
I'm not sure how to go about the install/reinstall of the Intel motherboard chipset drivers.
Can you give me a quick lesson? I woud be appreciate it very much.
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16 Apr 2014   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

They install like any other driver, nothing special. If you don't have the chipset drivers, go to www.intel.com and let it automatically scan your system for drivers. Then download and install the chipset drivers.


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16 Apr 2014   #7
Klusie

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thank you again Fireberd, I went to Intel.com and had the check done and came up with nothing, even after doing the Java update. Then I looked up my P5N-D install disk and on the face is said "Windows 7 ready". I slipped it into my drive tray and did an explore there were the Windows 7 drivers. Sound Blaster installed.
Thanks again for getting me on the right track. KLusie
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16 Apr 2014   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Glad I could help, even though it was sort of round about. Bottom line its fixed.
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