Sound Card Dilemma



Sixftdick
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
Hi all,
About a month ago I installed Windows XP Pro on my home computer. I did a
clean install, fully formatting the HDD to NTFS, and started from scratch.
the computer specs are at the bottom of this post. However, when I finished
the installation, I had no audio. My soundcard was a Creative SoundBlaster
Live (CT4832) card, and was detected and installed by windows (using the
windows drivers). I then installed the Creative drivers from CD, and still
no sound. I tried downloading the updates and patches from the creative
website, but got an error, something like "no creative products could be
detected on your computer. please make sure your soundcard is correctly
installed before running this installer". I checked in the device manager,
and the card appeared to be installed correctly. Sounds would appear to play
in some programs (VLC media player, for example), while in others would hang
(windows media player). I contacted creative, and have since tried
uninstalling and re-installing straight from the CD (same error),
re-installing with drivers from the CD (no sound). I have tried several
'clean sweep' installs (removing from the registry anything related to
creative, soundblaster or onboard audio) with each installation option, with
the same result (no sound). The soundcard worked fine under Windows 98SE and
Windows ME. I have tried everything suggested by the creative labs people,
with no luck I have checked the BIOS, and onboard audio (legacy and AC97) is
disabled (the jacks aren't on the MB anyway, otherwise I would use those). I
have updated the BIOS from ASUS, and everything seems to be fine there. I
tried the card in several slots, with the same result.

After trying all this, I decided to go out and get a cheap soundcard. I got
a Creative Ectiva 5.1 soundcard (I can't find a model number on either the
card, the box or the manual/CD). When I installed this card, I got the same
problem (no sound). The card was detected by Windows, and the drivers were
correctly sourced from the CD (I did not have to specify the location). I
checked the BIOS, and onboard audio is still disabled. the card is installed
from the CD, using the drivers supplied by creative. I can't seem to find
any drivers for this card on the creative website, and the ectiva website is
down (I assume because they were bought out by creative). In device
manager, the card appears to be correctly installed (no conflicts or
errors), however under "sounds and audio devices", all the options are
greyed out, saying 'no playback devices', 'no recording devices', 'no midi
devices', even though under hardware, my card is shown and has no problems.
The Card currently has IRQ9, the same as a number of other devices (Geforce
MX440 video card, netcomm modem, some other devices).

As far as I can tell, everything was installed correctly for each soundcard,
and everything should be working. But it doesnt, the only sounds from my
computer now being the pc speaker and the bearings in my fan. I have tried
every jack on each card with speakers and 3 different sets of headphones,
all of which work on other devices (including my wifes laptop). any help is
greatly appreciated. my machine specs are below.

Processor: Intel Pentium III 866Mhz, socket 370
Motherboard: Asus CUV4X, with no onboard audio jacks
BIOS: VIA bios, ver 1.0.0.9, with VIA 4in1 Pack installed
Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce (MX440? MX400? something like that, 128MB with
SVIDEO-out)
Modem: Netcomm 56k modem
Soundcard/s: Creative Soundblaster Live! (CT4832), Creative Ectiva 5.1
Hard Disk: Seagate 20GB HDD (40-1 pin)
CD drives: BenQ 52x24x52 CDRW, Fujitsu 52x CDROM
1.44" floppy drive

OS - Windows XP Pro

Once again, thanks.

Sixftdick

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
Try clearing the CMOS,power off computer,remove battery,move the CMOS
jumper pin on the board from 1-2 to 2-3 position for at least 1 min.to 2 is
ok,
then back to 1-2,replace battery,start computer.You'll need to reset BIOS
after.

"Sixftdick" wrote:

> Hi all,
> About a month ago I installed Windows XP Pro on my home computer. I did a
> clean install, fully formatting the HDD to NTFS, and started from scratch.
> the computer specs are at the bottom of this post. However, when I finished
> the installation, I had no audio. My soundcard was a Creative SoundBlaster
> Live (CT4832) card, and was detected and installed by windows (using the
> windows drivers). I then installed the Creative drivers from CD, and still
> no sound. I tried downloading the updates and patches from the creative
> website, but got an error, something like "no creative products could be
> detected on your computer. please make sure your soundcard is correctly
> installed before running this installer". I checked in the device manager,
> and the card appeared to be installed correctly. Sounds would appear to play
> in some programs (VLC media player, for example), while in others would hang
> (windows media player). I contacted creative, and have since tried
> uninstalling and re-installing straight from the CD (same error),
> re-installing with drivers from the CD (no sound). I have tried several
> 'clean sweep' installs (removing from the registry anything related to
> creative, soundblaster or onboard audio) with each installation option, with
> the same result (no sound). The soundcard worked fine under Windows 98SE and
> Windows ME. I have tried everything suggested by the creative labs people,
> with no luck I have checked the BIOS, and onboard audio (legacy and AC97) is
> disabled (the jacks aren't on the MB anyway, otherwise I would use those). I
> have updated the BIOS from ASUS, and everything seems to be fine there. I
> tried the card in several slots, with the same result.
>
> After trying all this, I decided to go out and get a cheap soundcard. I got
> a Creative Ectiva 5.1 soundcard (I can't find a model number on either the
> card, the box or the manual/CD). When I installed this card, I got the same
> problem (no sound). The card was detected by Windows, and the drivers were
> correctly sourced from the CD (I did not have to specify the location). I
> checked the BIOS, and onboard audio is still disabled. the card is installed
> from the CD, using the drivers supplied by creative. I can't seem to find
> any drivers for this card on the creative website, and the ectiva website is
> down (I assume because they were bought out by creative). In device
> manager, the card appears to be correctly installed (no conflicts or
> errors), however under "sounds and audio devices", all the options are
> greyed out, saying 'no playback devices', 'no recording devices', 'no midi
> devices', even though under hardware, my card is shown and has no problems.
> The Card currently has IRQ9, the same as a number of other devices (Geforce
> MX440 video card, netcomm modem, some other devices).
>
> As far as I can tell, everything was installed correctly for each soundcard,
> and everything should be working. But it doesnt, the only sounds from my
> computer now being the pc speaker and the bearings in my fan. I have tried
> every jack on each card with speakers and 3 different sets of headphones,
> all of which work on other devices (including my wifes laptop). any help is
> greatly appreciated. my machine specs are below.
>
> Processor: Intel Pentium III 866Mhz, socket 370
> Motherboard: Asus CUV4X, with no onboard audio jacks
> BIOS: VIA bios, ver 1.0.0.9, with VIA 4in1 Pack installed
> Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce (MX440? MX400? something like that, 128MB with
> SVIDEO-out)
> Modem: Netcomm 56k modem
> Soundcard/s: Creative Soundblaster Live! (CT4832), Creative Ectiva 5.1
> Hard Disk: Seagate 20GB HDD (40-1 pin)
> CD drives: BenQ 52x24x52 CDRW, Fujitsu 52x CDROM
> 1.44" floppy drive
>
> OS - Windows XP Pro
>
> Once again, thanks.
>
> Sixftdick
>
>
>

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
Sir, your post needs editing for brevity.
At least, put a short "abstract" at the beginning, as is done with
scientific articles.
By the way, I know a good reconstructive surgeon, should you be interested.

Sixftdick wrote:
> Hi all,
> About a month ago I installed Windows XP Pro on my home computer. I
> did a clean install, fully formatting the HDD to NTFS, and started
> from scratch. the computer specs are at the bottom of this post.
> However, when I finished the installation, I had no audio. My
> soundcard was a Creative SoundBlaster Live (CT4832) card, and was
> detected and installed by windows (using the windows drivers). I then
> installed the Creative drivers from CD, and still no sound. I tried
> downloading the updates and patches from the creative website, but
> got an error, something like "no creative products could be detected
> on your computer. please make sure your soundcard is correctly
> installed before running this installer". I checked in the device
> manager, and the card appeared to be installed correctly. Sounds
> would appear to play in some programs (VLC media player, for
> example), while in others would hang (windows media player). I
> contacted creative, and have since tried uninstalling and
> re-installing straight from the CD (same error), re-installing with
> drivers from the CD (no sound). I have tried several 'clean sweep'
> installs (removing from the registry anything related to creative,
> soundblaster or onboard audio) with each installation option, with
> the same result (no sound). The soundcard worked fine under Windows
> 98SE and Windows ME. I have tried everything suggested by the
> creative labs people, with no luck I have checked the BIOS, and
> onboard audio (legacy and AC97) is disabled (the jacks aren't on the
> MB anyway, otherwise I would use those). I have updated the BIOS from
> ASUS, and everything seems to be fine there. I tried the card in
> several slots, with the same result.
>
> After trying all this, I decided to go out and get a cheap soundcard.
> I got a Creative Ectiva 5.1 soundcard (I can't find a model number on
> either the card, the box or the manual/CD). When I installed this
> card, I got the same problem (no sound). The card was detected by
> Windows, and the drivers were correctly sourced from the CD (I did
> not have to specify the location). I checked the BIOS, and onboard
> audio is still disabled. the card is installed from the CD, using the
> drivers supplied by creative. I can't seem to find any drivers for
> this card on the creative website, and the ectiva website is down (I
> assume because they were bought out by creative). In device manager,
> the card appears to be correctly installed (no conflicts or errors),
> however under "sounds and audio devices", all the options are greyed
> out, saying 'no playback devices', 'no recording devices', 'no midi
> devices', even though under hardware, my card is shown and has no
> problems. The Card currently has IRQ9, the same as a number of other
> devices (Geforce MX440 video card, netcomm modem, some other
> devices).
>
> As far as I can tell, everything was installed correctly for each
> soundcard, and everything should be working. But it doesnt, the only
> sounds from my computer now being the pc speaker and the bearings in
> my fan. I have tried every jack on each card with speakers and 3
> different sets of headphones, all of which work on other devices
> (including my wifes laptop). any help is greatly appreciated. my
> machine specs are below.
>
> Processor: Intel Pentium III 866Mhz, socket 370
> Motherboard: Asus CUV4X, with no onboard audio jacks
> BIOS: VIA bios, ver 1.0.0.9, with VIA 4in1 Pack installed
> Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce (MX440? MX400? something like that,
> 128MB with SVIDEO-out)
> Modem: Netcomm 56k modem
> Soundcard/s: Creative Soundblaster Live! (CT4832), Creative Ectiva 5.1
> Hard Disk: Seagate 20GB HDD (40-1 pin)
> CD drives: BenQ 52x24x52 CDRW, Fujitsu 52x CDROM
> 1.44" floppy drive
>
> OS - Windows XP Pro
>
> Once again, thanks.
>
> Sixftdick

Sixftdick
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Hi all, I have got the Ectiva card working. Turns out that when I
uninstalled and removed the SB live! card (and deleted anything related to
it I could find), I somehow didnt get the EMU10K1 driver files. After
uninstalling the emu10k1 drivers, the ectiva works. All help appreciated.
Sixftdick


"Sixftdick" <Sixftdick@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:t3Che.3353$E7.3119@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> Hi all,
> About a month ago I installed Windows XP Pro on my home computer. I did a
> clean install, fully formatting the HDD to NTFS, and started from scratch.
> the computer specs are at the bottom of this post. However, when I
finished
> the installation, I had no audio. My soundcard was a Creative SoundBlaster
> Live (CT4832) card, and was detected and installed by windows (using the
> windows drivers). I then installed the Creative drivers from CD, and still
> no sound. I tried downloading the updates and patches from the creative
> website, but got an error, something like "no creative products could be
> detected on your computer. please make sure your soundcard is correctly
> installed before running this installer". I checked in the device manager,
> and the card appeared to be installed correctly. Sounds would appear to
play
> in some programs (VLC media player, for example), while in others would
hang
> (windows media player). I contacted creative, and have since tried
> uninstalling and re-installing straight from the CD (same error),
> re-installing with drivers from the CD (no sound). I have tried several
> 'clean sweep' installs (removing from the registry anything related to
> creative, soundblaster or onboard audio) with each installation option,
with
> the same result (no sound). The soundcard worked fine under Windows 98SE
and
> Windows ME. I have tried everything suggested by the creative labs people,
> with no luck I have checked the BIOS, and onboard audio (legacy and AC97)
is
> disabled (the jacks aren't on the MB anyway, otherwise I would use those).
I
> have updated the BIOS from ASUS, and everything seems to be fine there. I
> tried the card in several slots, with the same result.
>
> After trying all this, I decided to go out and get a cheap soundcard. I
got
> a Creative Ectiva 5.1 soundcard (I can't find a model number on either the
> card, the box or the manual/CD). When I installed this card, I got the
same
> problem (no sound). The card was detected by Windows, and the drivers were
> correctly sourced from the CD (I did not have to specify the location). I
> checked the BIOS, and onboard audio is still disabled. the card is
installed
> from the CD, using the drivers supplied by creative. I can't seem to find
> any drivers for this card on the creative website, and the ectiva website
is
> down (I assume because they were bought out by creative). In device
> manager, the card appears to be correctly installed (no conflicts or
> errors), however under "sounds and audio devices", all the options are
> greyed out, saying 'no playback devices', 'no recording devices', 'no midi
> devices', even though under hardware, my card is shown and has no
problems.
> The Card currently has IRQ9, the same as a number of other devices
(Geforce
> MX440 video card, netcomm modem, some other devices).
>
> As far as I can tell, everything was installed correctly for each
soundcard,
> and everything should be working. But it doesnt, the only sounds from my
> computer now being the pc speaker and the bearings in my fan. I have tried
> every jack on each card with speakers and 3 different sets of headphones,
> all of which work on other devices (including my wifes laptop). any help
is
> greatly appreciated. my machine specs are below.
>
> Processor: Intel Pentium III 866Mhz, socket 370
> Motherboard: Asus CUV4X, with no onboard audio jacks
> BIOS: VIA bios, ver 1.0.0.9, with VIA 4in1 Pack installed
> Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce (MX440? MX400? something like that, 128MB
with
> SVIDEO-out)
> Modem: Netcomm 56k modem
> Soundcard/s: Creative Soundblaster Live! (CT4832), Creative Ectiva 5.1
> Hard Disk: Seagate 20GB HDD (40-1 pin)
> CD drives: BenQ 52x24x52 CDRW, Fujitsu 52x CDROM
> 1.44" floppy drive
>
> OS - Windows XP Pro
>
> Once again, thanks.
>
> Sixftdick
>
>

Richard@OZ
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Guys,


Could anyone send me the driver for this Sound Card ???
The Creative Ectiva 5.1 Sound Card


Because I have lost it and there is no way to find it on the web !!!!!


Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards,

Richard
(e-mail:Richard_Ithier@hotmail.com)



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