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This is my first post so I`ll make it as short as possible. I have a problem that I am unable to fix-one of my soundcards is a SbLive! Value. The catch is that since i changed my mobo to an i815, it refuses to work under WinXP, and under WinME, after i install the drivers from the CD that came with it, I can`t install newer drivers because it says that crap about no sb card detected etc. I would really appreciate your help on this matter!
Did you use the SB Live Value update specificly for WinXP?
I think SB Live Value drivers are included with the release CD for WinXP but you need to install the update.
Get it here: http://www.americas.creative.com/support/files/download.asp?Centric=108&OS=13
I have a i815 mobo, SB Live value, WinXP and it works great.
The Live´s CD I have doesnt have XP drivers.
WinXP recognizes and have basic drivers for SB Live, but the native XP drivers dont enable all Live capabilities.
-Unistall the Creative´s CD drivers you installed and boot.
-Download XP drivers (from Creative site) and install it.
If the problem persist then verify upgrades to the mobo BIOS.
Thanks for the quick replies, guys. But the issue is that I already have the latest XP drivers, but I cannot install them because of the no Sb card installed stuff. Maybe I should mention that my mobo is a refrence Intel one-EPEA2 or something like that. Thanks in advance
I've had similar problems with a live card on an Asus A7M266 (with an AXP 1700) under Win2K
I finally gave up, and just ended up using the standard WDM driver that came with Win2K.
This problem has persisted for YEARS. Only solution IMO is to not buy Creative Labs soundcards.
Damn, i just read an very long thread about this on some site. I just cant remember what site.
anyways, the skinny of it is, that what can happen is that with a non- ACPI compliant pci card in your system, and a newer mobo using a newer version of acpi, the EEPROM on the SB cards get written to with bad data, corrupting its ID - so the system doesnt know the card is a SB card.
It has to dow ith the fact that the newer version of ACPI allows the mobo to write to the cards eeprom - the non-acpi compliant card in the system, usually a NIC, corrupts the acpi data table and results in bad data being written to the SB card.
Fix: RMA the card, and then install in your machine with ACPI OFF - or remove the offending non-acpi compliant pci card.
I'll look for the thread so you can ahve some confirmation.
EDIT: The cards will work in two cahnnel mode fine without being fixed, iirc
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