XP and SB Live installation help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jkoXP, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    I have downloaded the latest drivers from SB's site, installed them, asked to reboot, i rebooted, windows loads, found new hardware, then asks me to put in the CD or disk... i have no cd or disk, just the driver package from SB that I d/l..... directed the path to the extracted files from the drive package, and it said no go......

    what do I do? i want to use EAX for my games :mad:

    thanks for the tips in advance
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    XP should have its own Creative Approved drivers for the SB Live
     
  3. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    thanks, but that dosnt help. they do(MS), and they are NOT EAX.
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    fine, but I dont think you will find a SB Live CD with XP compatible drivers. Creative Drivers tend to like you to have installed from the CD to start with. Have you tried the creative forum.
    Goto http://uk.europe.creative.com/support/forums
    it is in the UK, but they might be able to help you.
     
  5. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    where can i get the CD? I think i tossed mine on accident. . .
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    lol,

    If you can wait a while, til I get back to the UK and get ADSL (in about 2 weeks) then I can send it to you by KaZaA or something like that
     
  7. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    anyone else a little more helpful??
     
  8. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    go download the liveware from creative site.
     
  9. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

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    actually, EAX is in the harware, not the software... so if you install the MS drivers, and then have a game that utilizes EAX, you will be fine, besides... creative's drivers waste resources, and make the card about as good as an on-board.

    best of luck
     
  10. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    that was the most unhelpful reply. read my posts. geez.

    anyways:

    i used MS' drivers, but then when i played SOFII, and selected EAX and it wouldnt work at all.. .

    so what do I do ??
     
  11. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    europe.creative.com have the full XP SBLive! drivers for ALL the models. split into seperate downloads..

    the drivers , recorder, MDplayer, PlayCentre.

    If you want the CD, you will have to goto the shop on the website its £5 sterling. I got one afew months ago..it has full XP drivers also.

    DONT USE the drivers from windowsupdate.. THEY ARE BAD.. and dont allow FULL SB support.

    Hope that helps.
     
  12. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    i've tried all of the friggin drivers form US and the europe sites... they dont work. and i have no idea what £5 sterling is
     
  13. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    UK money!! (£5 sterling)

    Well matey.. sounds like your driver database is screwed.. try reverting to XPs default drivers, by using the roll back option from the device manager. then try re-installing new XP drivers.. Other than that your only other choice is to reformat and reinstall XP.

    Have you asked in the creative SBlive forum for help, thats another idea.
     
  14. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    im going to try removing the card (after uninstalling everything that ahs to do with SB)

    then search the registry for creative and sound blaster, remove it, put my card in, and install xp drivers, then try to install the sb live xp drivers......


    also, are the audigy cards better supported with XP??
     
  15. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    dunno bout audigy as I have a 1024SBlive player card. that works OK.
     
  16. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    My Live! 5.1 is supported just fine!
     
  17. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    is that audigy? if not that doesnt help.. thanks anyways