No Sound Card Detection

alienware
May 24, 2006 at 10:57:09
Specs: Xp Pro, 1.8/512mb

I just reformated my computer because when i rebooted the computer lagged on the boot screen that showed the bios revision and the EPA logo and the press del to enter set up screen.

rebooting didnt work so i took out the batter on the mother board, loaded up the bios and loaded the factory defaults.

the lagging is now gone.

however, when i tired to reinstall my sound card drivers, the computer says it can't recognize any creative sound card hardware. WHAT TO DO?!

i have a creative SB Audigy Xgamer 5.1


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#1
May 24, 2006 at 11:13:54

Did you try to reinstall them in device manager? Does the card show up in device manager?

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#2
May 24, 2006 at 11:37:45

no, the only thing that shows up it "audio manager" or "pci device" and they all have ?

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#3
May 24, 2006 at 11:45:46

I would check your PCI settings in the BIOS and enable or Auto detect.


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#4
May 24, 2006 at 11:57:28

Uninstall any devices with a question mark or a yellow ! and reboot. XP will probably reinstall the card.

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#5
May 24, 2006 at 11:58:24

all the pci stuff is enabled. doesnt work.

i have slot 1 IRQ ----auto
slot 2-5 IRQ --auto

pci/vga palette snoop ----disabled
pci latency timer ---32
usb function ----enabled
primary vga bios ---pci card
there there are pci irq resrouce exclusion options...


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#6
May 24, 2006 at 14:29:05

When you look into the device manager is there an unknown device listed? If you remove it and reboot will windows attempt to install a device but say that it does not recognize it? If so manually load the drivers from the installation disk when prompted by the installation wizard.

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#7
May 24, 2006 at 14:39:47

the problem isnt the drivers...its saying it doesnt recognize my audio harddrive...

is there any easy way to see what might be causing the confliction?


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#8
May 24, 2006 at 14:47:40

also do reformatting reformat the drivers as well? im guessing if i reformat my drive, delete all firmware (internet router firmware) off except the bios and restore the bios, it should work right?

can you help me do that?


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#9
May 24, 2006 at 14:48:27

Never heard of an audio harddrive.

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#10
May 24, 2006 at 14:55:31

You shouldn't need to go to that extreme, sometimes windows will not recognize certain harware components and you need to direct it's path by manually installing the driver. Once the driver is accepted Windows will at that point recognize the hardware in question.

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#11
May 24, 2006 at 14:57:43

If windows is not recognizing the hardware right now, there is a good chance that it still won't even after a reload. All you will do is overwrite your good data.

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#12
May 24, 2006 at 15:04:06

If you put the install disk for your audio hardware into the drive and then go to the device manager and select the unknown device properties and select update driver, then choose to manually install the driver and use the browse button to guide the wizard to the correct driver, select it and install it. That may be all that is neccessary to get windows to accept it and recognize it. I have had similar hardware issues on various machines and with a little coaxing this solved them.

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#13
May 24, 2006 at 15:09:21

I am assuming that audio harddrive was a typo....

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#14
May 24, 2006 at 17:52:17

the only discs i got with my alien ware was a master cd that had all the drivers and a win xp cd. when i choose to browse the cd, i get nothing.

however i can say don't install the driver ill find it myself --> choose sound controller --> browse to creative --> then pick SB live!

but there are sb live value, sb live wmd, sb live, series etc i dont know what to pick for my sb audigy xgamer 5.1 card.

also if i do just choose sb live wmd, most of the unidentified icons become normal in the device manager but one just has an "!" next to it


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#15
May 24, 2006 at 17:56:55

although i would like to know, does reformatting / taking out the litium battery uninstall ALL CHANGES TO FIRMWARE/BIOS?

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