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SB Audigy 2

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April 9, 2003 9:45:41 PM

I've been having problems installing my SB Audigy 2. The install cd tells me that I have no SB Audigy 2 but it's certainly in there. I went to support, hoping for help but their solutions have yet to solve the problem after 2 weeks. So I came here figuring that someone here could help. Creative gave me a new install cd too, but that didn't fix the problem.

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April 10, 2003 8:10:03 PM

If you go into your system settings, is the card listed there? If not, you might not have the card slotted in properly.

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April 10, 2003 8:16:50 PM

I have a Multimedia controller in the catergory of other devices. I'm pretty sure that it's the Audigy 2.
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April 10, 2003 8:24:51 PM

It most likely is. Have you tried going into the new hardware wizard and setting it up from there?

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April 10, 2003 8:43:53 PM

Yes but after installing the software, my sound card is not listed as a SB Audigy 2 or anything like it. I tried updating drivers from there but again I am told that I don't have a Soundblaster Audigy 2 on my computer.
April 10, 2003 10:50:15 PM

Did you select the option that says "i have a disk", or did you let windows select the appropriate driver for the device?

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April 11, 2003 12:51:27 AM

I think it was the let Windows pick. Creative just replied with something about updating the motherboard and running a selective startup. You think that might help fix it too?
April 11, 2003 1:45:33 AM

I would say do what creative says.

As far as I can tell, windows recognizes the device, so there isn't a hardware issue (ie defective PCI slot or soundcard), but the drivers don't get installed. You sure you have the WinXP drivers?

I'd say I'm kind of at a loss. I'll leave this thread for people with more experience dealing with creative cards. I'm more of a pro audio nut myself, and I don't have problems with that stuff at all.

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April 11, 2003 6:00:20 AM

Did you disable onboard sound first?

That is, if your running onboard sound...

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April 11, 2003 10:43:56 AM

Take out the Audigy2, disable the onboard sound and uninstall its drivers. Remove the Audigy2 (if it's there) from Device Manager (and uninstall anything that got partially installed or stuff like that). Insert the Audigy2 in another PCI slot and boot up. When Windows finds your card, click cancel when it's asking for drivers and start the install program from the CD Creative provided. Reboot and it should be fine (if it wasn't, then I really don't know). Ah, and upgrade to latest drievrs on Creative website but you need to install the CD drivers first.
April 11, 2003 3:25:12 PM

I was running an SB Live before. I'm actually not familiar with onboard sound. Where would I turn it off?
April 11, 2003 3:37:12 PM

It's in the bios. You can tweak lots of stuff in there, as well, though don't go messing with it if you don't really know what you're doing.

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Onboard audio
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