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March 31, 2013 11:20:54 AM

So I'm in the process of fixing up an old computer that I had laying around. I've gotten just about everything running correctly, but I have no sound. I'm running a Sound Blaster Audigy 2, and it won't show up in the device manager. My MOBO has on-board sound, but I've disabled it in the BIOS. I do not have the original installation CD, but went and got the installer from Creative's website. I get an error message when trying to install about how they can't find their product installed on my system. Under Device Manager, however, there is something called Multimedia Audio Controller. I'm sure that's my sound card, because I moved PCI slots to ensure my slots were not bad, and it moved locations when I changed slots. Please Help! Running Windows XP 64 bit.

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March 31, 2013 11:27:33 AM

A sound card without drivers installed will indeed show up under "other devices" as a "multimedia audio controller." You just need to find the proper drivers. Creative can be a pain in the ass: you can find driver updates on their site which won't work for a fresh install if you don't have the original drivers installed. Are there other packages listed on the Creative site for that card (older ones perhaps)?

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March 31, 2013 12:07:43 PM

SchizTech said:
A sound card without drivers installed will indeed show up under "other devices" as a "multimedia audio controller." You just need to find the proper drivers. Creative can be a pain in the ass: you can find driver updates on their site which won't work for a fresh install if you don't have the original drivers installed. Are there other packages listed on the Creative site for that card (older ones perhaps)?


Thanks for the quick reply! It turns out that I was looking for the wrong drivers. I went and found the specs for my PC online and they must of manufactured this computer with multiple sound cards. I decided to pull the card and get the model number. It turns out it's a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit sound card. I went and found the correct drivers and everything is working now! Thanks!
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