Problems updating Audigy driver

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by newXPuser, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. newXPuser

    newXPuser Guest

    Currently, I'm using the creative audigy "value" on
    Windows XP. I have installed the CDROM that came /w the
    hardware. Although I have done so, my soundcard doesn't
    work properly. In soundmixer I can't save my settings
    (ie. speaker setting at 5.1 and it becomes 2 speakers
    when ever I reboot). I downloaded the new driver patch,
    but the problem is that I can't install it. For some
    reason the program keeps on asking me to install the
    original audigy cd install. But like I said I have done
    so, and it still refuses to install the driver. How can
    I remedy this problem?

    This is the message that I would get from the install pack "This web update requires you to pre-install the Sound
    Blaster Audigy from the original Installation Disc that
    is bundled with your product. Install this update only
    after you had done so. Update will exit now"

    But like I said I have done so...
    I think the problem here winXP. For some reason it will automatically overwrite the installed driver each time I reboot.
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Update the drivers in device manager, and before you reboot try to apply the patch.
     
  3. Actaeon

    Actaeon Guest

    I had the same problem until I realized I still had the onboard sound enabled. After turning it off in the BIOS and uninstalling/reinstalling the Software it worked like a champ.

    The Soyo Dragon and Dragon + mobos have had issues with soundcards, basically the only slots that will recognize them properly are the 4th and 5th.