I am trying to install the Creative Sound Blaster Audio PCI model CT4810, on my 98 machine. The problem, is that I keep getting the message:"The SBPCI Interrupt has been routed incorrectly by the system. Audio PCI inactive. Use automatic settings in the Device Manager." I have tried to download the "latest&greatest" drivers from the web. The same-thing occurred. Any-suggestions? I am getting quite-angry, and am ready to run over the blessed sound card, w/ my car, after throwing it out the window!
The AudioPCI family of cards were really a bastard stepchild created by the merger of Ensoniq and Creative Labs. I've had so many problems with these cards myself, that I'd recommend just going out and getting a Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1 or Gamesurround Muse XL, both are really inexpensive sound cards that work very well and have current drivers (the AudioPCI line died out awhile back, and drivers and support are spotty).
I got this message every time i install the wrong drivers...
there is 3 or 4 different chips that looks the same , and the cards looks the same too, the only difference is the number on chip:1370, or 1371, 1373, e.t.c. Try to download exact drivers from creative - it now much easier than it was.
i never did get my audigy (or my tv tuner or my 56k pci modem) to work correctly on my via based system. i suggest a motherboard swap if you are using a via chipset. I ordered a epox 8rda+ (nforce2) and suspect an audigy would work properly on a well designed, stable chipset.
I pulled the audigy out of my current system and am using the onboard sound (crap), and will give the nforce audio a try for a bit but suspect the audigy will be superior in quality and cpu usage.