Soundblaster Live problem!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Led2112, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Since my Xp installation I have been having a problem with my soundblaster live. Here goes.. I have a 4 speaker setup every time I start my computer only the front 2 speakers work.. I have to go into the sounblaster program AudioHQ and click on speaker setup then "test" then all the speakers work.. The setup is correct for 4 speaker setup but untill I test the speakers only the front 2 work. I have updated all the software and drivers but that didnt seem to help.. At least they work but its just a major Pain to do this evey time I start the computer. Any Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. vizionblind

    vizionblind Guest

    I had that problem. Do you have the latest drivers? Is it set on quadraphonic setup in xp?
     
  3. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    I do have the latest drivers how do I check the quadrophinic settings?
     
  4. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Found it Yes i do have the quadrophinic setting..Now what?
     
  5. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Which latest drivers do you have, Creative or Microsoft?
     
  6. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Pretty sure I downloaded them from Creative as soon as they came out.. But I cant quite remember. should I download them again?
     
  7. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    You could check for an update, I'm not sure when you checked last.

    I couldnt use the Creative ones when I had my Live, but the MS ones worked fine for me. I just had to enable quadraphonic speakers, and I was set.
     
  8. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Speed..
    This is what I have installed, can you please check the pic attachment and see if its the setup you have.
     
  9. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    So you have audioHQ set for 4 speaker, Windows Sound properties set for quadraphonic speakers, and your *positive* that your speakers are connected properly?

    Have you tried switching around your connections?
     
  10. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    You got it speed....Everything is set the way you said. And my speakers are set up correctly.
     
  11. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Guess what! I just checked my speakers through AudioHQ all four channels work front left, front right, rear left and rear right. I went to listen to some music and only the front speakers are working. Used winamp and musicmatch and both are only using the front speakers.. This is really starting to upset me.
     
  12. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    What does WMP8 do?
     
  13. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Just checked WMP8 works with all the speakers... Dont tell me I cant use my favorite program Winamp!!!
     
  14. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Check and see if there a setting for it in the options somewhere. Its been awhile since I ran Winamo, so I cant help you there. Ditto for Musicmatch.
     
  15. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    No nothing like that in Winamp or musicmatch..
    Still have to do the check in AudioHQ to get all the speakers to work in windows media player also..
     
  16. anzac

    anzac Guest

    I had the same problem until I downloaded and installed SBliveXPDrvUpdate.exe from sblive.com.
    Hope it helps.

    anzac
     
  17. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Thanks I Just got the new drivers. Didn't know they had a update.
    I thought i had the newest drivers from microsoft. Seems to be workng Now..Thanks to everyone for the help.
     
  18. Santamanne

    Santamanne Guest

    In winamp go options -> preferences -> output, and select the Nullsoft DirectSound pulg_in, that worked with me...

    -Sand-