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Windows 7: Audigy 2 ZS not detected.

23 Apr 2020   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Audigy 2 ZS not detected.

I decided to install an Audigy 2 ZS card I have from 2003 to go along with a new amp and headphones I purchased. It worked when I last used it (in 2010) and it has been in storage since.
Issues I have had.

Problem 1: No PCI slot on my Aorus Elite x570 board (yes I am running Win 7).

Solution 1: I got a PICE to PCI adapter (free from the office). It is recognized fine by my system and the drivers installed automatically.

Problem 2: My system does not see the sound card at all. Not even as an unknown device in Device Manager.
Solution 2: ?

As there are no lights or anything on the card, I have no other system to try it on, and I have no other PCI card to try in the adapter how can I tell if the sound card is dead (no damage or obviously bad caps on the card) or if there is another issue?

I used my multi meter and the card has power on it. I measured a random cap and it showed voltage.

Thanks. I'd rather not spend $80-$150 on another card.
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24 Apr 2020   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The PICE to PCI adapter may need a propitiatory driver. Did you get that driver from work by chance?

Just guessing here though, you may not need a propitiatory driver, but it sounds logical.
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