speaker problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by New Disease, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    hey

    ok i just installed a soundblaster live! 5.1 card in my machine and it has decided that it only wants 2 speakers + the subwoofer to work.

    whe i test in the creative program i get all the audio
    front right/left
    center
    rear right/left

    but every program on my pc is only using 2 + sub..

    i have tried changing speaker setup in control panel, messing around with the leads and which socket they go into and i have disabled my onboard sound.

    when i run creative diagnostics it says
    "hardware detection Fail"
    and then it quits. (it is inserted right)

    im on XP pro sp2

    any ideas??
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    maybe try another PCI slot - always worth a shot - did you disable on board before installing? sometimes the sequence of things matters. I am assuming all appears well in Device Manager?
     
  3. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Try my computer>control panel>sounds and audio devices> in speaker settings hit advanced, select your speakers from the speaker setup drop down menu.
     
  4. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    yeah all appears well in device manager and yeah i have tried selecting my speakers in the control panel.

    i will try another pci slot when i get home and let you know.....
     
  5. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Only other suggestion I can think of is remove all software for your card, then use M$ drivers for the card and then just reinstall the software and deselecting using the drivers just the other features.

    I have a creative card, sound blaster player 1024 live! I use M$ drivers works fine.

    I did this as after installing the software, tried to use web update at creative.com and it told me I don't even have a creative product installed :angry:

    Only other thing I can thing of, is an instance with myself was that a speaker didn't work, so i removed the drivers, reinstalled em and it worked o.k. again.
     
  6. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    he said they worked for the test right? maybe he doesnt have the programs that he is using set up to use all four speakers, like games and the like. if they worked for the test, i would assume installation was ok, it was just that software was messed up and not set up correctly.
     
  7. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    i changed the pci slot but no-go

    should this driver be here? should i uninstall it?
     

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  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    try the KX Project drivers
     
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  9. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    i love you

    small problem tho, mic aint working,

    im getting masses of feedback from my mic and when i tap or speak into it, the sound comes out my center speaker

    anyone know anything bout settings for this (windoze cant find my mic)

    cheers
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I am guessing you need to mute your mic - if you bring up your audio volume controls on full is there not such a setting? I am no expert on fancy speakers and the KX drivers though, so you may have to wait for the one you love he he ;) I just know about feedback and if you can stop your mic coming out the speaker that should fix it I guess.... either that or I guess you'll have to cut volume right back to use the mic?
     
  11. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    So New Disease, do I hear pending wedding bells?

    mail me an invite.
     
  12. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    nope no-go

    thx anyway

    no wedding till my mic is sorted
     
  13. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    ok got it sorted, turns out i didnt have mic selected for ac 97 source.. lol

    thx all that helped :D