creative audigy soundcard problem,help!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fitfella29, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    i bought a new soundcard today "Creative S/B Live Player 5.1 Card" and i cant get it to work.this is what comes up when i try to install it:

    "cannot install this software

    there was a problem installing this hardware

    multimedia audio controller

    an error occured during the installation of this device

    the data is invalid"

    and it says the same for the "IEEE 1394 controller/pci input device"

    anyone got any ideas as to how i can fix this?
  2. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

    New York
    Try getting the drivers from the site or do like me and get a turtle beach santa cruz. Creative is all headaches to me.
  3. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

  4. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    i downloaded an update driver and your supposed to run this after you have already installed the cd that came with the soundcard which i already did so i try to install this update and it wont let me saying that i need to install the cd first.what a nightmare!
  5. fedele

    fedele Guest

    creative drivers are a headache and they are poorly written. unistall the drivers from device manager and then reboot, letting windows hardware wizard search for the drivers at startup. be sure to have the creative driver cd in the cd drive when doing this. XP will search your drivers and then run the update patch you downloaded. that was the only way I could make my audigy gamer inatallation work out.
  6. Kw4ntuM

    Kw4ntuM Guest

    or you can do it the hard way

    put in the cd
    right clik and hit 'explore' run setup for the drivers only(no demos, players, etc)...if that duznt sit in a corner and cry
  7. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    ive been crying all afternoon since i got the damn downloading the 377mb upgrade.
  8. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    Here is a definite solution :

    Why do I get the message "data is invalid" when installing a device driver under WindowsXP?

    This error appears to be due to a protection problem in the Windows registry and can occur with a variety of drivers (sound cards and SCSI drivers have been reported). To fix this problem, go to Start, Run... and type "regedit" without the quotes to run the Registry Editor. Navigate to


    and you will see a number of keys of the form "VEN_xxxx", where xxxx are strings like "1102&DEV_0004&SUBSYS_00011103&REV_04". Under each of these folders will be another folder with a long numerical name. Open each folder and look for the "DeviceDesc" which matches the hardware you are trying to install. Right Click on the "VEN_xxxx" for that device and select 'Permissions' and then tick "Allow" for "Full Control". Close Regedit and then continue with the installation of your device.
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Now that's good to know. Thanx.
  10. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    Your message header says Creative Audigy sound card but your message says S/B Live 5.1 sound card. They're 2 different cards?
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    As waldo pointed out. make sure you haev the right CD for the card. If the CD says Audigy and you have a SB Live 5.1 you will have problems.
  12. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    it is an audigy card,typing error my problem is sorted out thanks for all your help.

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