>I've been having trouble with the sound on my PC. I have
an OEM Creative
>soundblaster live 5.1 soundcard installed, I tried
reinstalling the driver
>off win xp mag but that didn't work Plus the creative
site is of no use, if
>you haven't bought the card retail then there is no
support for you there.
>When I go into "Sound and audio device properties"
Through control panel, as
>the icon has vanished from the system tray. On
the "Audio" and "Voice" tabs,
>the default devices are "Modem" instead of my soundcard,
and on the
>"Hardware" tab it informs me that ;
> "Microsoft WINMM WDM Audio Compatibility
> Device status: A driver (service) for
this device has been
> An alternative driver may be providing
>I've tried troubleshooting but can't find nothing of
use. Any suggestions
>would be gratefully acknowledged.
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I have had nothing but bad experiences trying to upgrade
my old Gateway with SBLive! OEM soundcard. The only
driver that seamed to work with my digital speakers was
the original (3 yr old) driver from Gateway. I don't know
what Manufacturer you have, but you should be able to get
the driver from them.
I suggest completely removing all software for this card
before you attempt to install the mfg's driver. You can
find out how to do this from creative KB. Search
for 'uninstall' or 'cleansweep'. My info is from Solution
ID 14834 which I couldn't re-locate on thier site.
Good luck - I have since purchased the newer SBLive! card
which still gives me headaches even with creative
support. (Should have bought turtle beach)