Sound Blaster CT4830, no sound?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kmz28, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. kmz28

    kmz28 Guest

    Ok, I'm pretty new to XP....about 2 DAYS! I took a chance to see if my Gateway would take it, and so far it seems to be ok. The only thing is, I figure out why I don't have any sound. I think I've checked everywhere possible to make sure that nothing was muted or conflicted and everything seems to be ok. I did the hardware test and everything seems like it would be working fine, just no sound! It's really just acting like the speakers aren't plugged in or something! (of course I checked that already). As a matter of fact, I haven't unplugged anything since I installed XP 2 days ago. No mic either. Here's what I got:
    Gateway Performance 600
    P3 600
    TNT2 32 MB
    20 GB Deskstar
    Sound Blaster (Live/Value?) CT 4830
    512 RAM
    I know it's going to something dumb, so just humor me. I was so caught up in customizing XP that I just didn't realize that it wasn't making any noise!
    If anyone is interested, that's about the only problem that I had after installing it, other than my network card needs new drivers. If anyone wants to take a shot at that, it would be greatly appreciated also!
    ASOUND NIC w/8139 on it.....Thanks, Keith
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    make sure u got the lastest drivers for that card, do not use the drivers from the windows update site, use the Creative Labs drivers

    you can get it here
  3. kmz28

    kmz28 Guest

    Got the drivers...

    Good lookin out Iceman. I downloaded the drivers at work (sshh)...Two 10MB files in about 3 or 4 mins each (I hate my 56k at home!) After I burn them to a CD, when I get home I'll give them a shot and see what happens. I appreciate your help on that one!!!

  4. kmz28

    kmz28 Guest

    Hey Iceman whatz up. Sorry I took so long with the reply....I couldn't figure out how to get my burner to see the CD with the drivers on it!! First I had Adaptec on it, and it didn't work. I was doing everything...drivers, updates you name it. Then I realized that Nero came with my burner, so I got all the Adaptec stuff off, threw Nero back on.....wouldn't you know, it worked...Got it to read the CD-RW I had the drivers on, loaded them I can't XP to be quiet....Thanks again for pointing me to those updates....I guess burners are meant to use the software they came with....