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Audigy Drivers Disappearing

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#1
Today my Sound Blaster Audigy software and drivers have disappeared again.

I can not play any audio files as there is no software or anything. This time I really think this has something to do with browsing the net because there was unusually high hard drive activity.

I played some music before I went on the net but after I finished browsing around, I could not play anything. I checked my audio settings and there was no play back devices.

This has happened before and was solved by completely reinstalling Windows. But I really can not do that now as I dont have the means to back up so much stuff.

I have re-installed the Audigy Drivers several times but I keep getting this error 'there is no mixer device'

I did a scan with Norton AV 2003, no viruses detected.

My specs are

WinXP Pro, fully updated inc. SP1
WMP 9
SB Audigy, software from CD
 
#2
Try the KX Project Audio Drivers. They are very full-featured and better than Creative's. I have an Audigy 2 on which I've been using them over a month and a half now, and I can say they're a HUGE improvement. They give you a lot more options, too.
 
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#3
These drivers did not work either, sorry, thanks anway.

The audio settings still say there is no playback device.

The sound card is fine, had it for over a year and no problems.
 
#4
Have you tried checking IRQs or moving your card up/down a slot?

The sound card is fine, had it for over a year and no problems.
Sounds like it has 'em now. It's possible the card isn't working perfectly right.
 
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#5
I have change the slot the card is in and re-installed software from the CD and the KX drivers you recommended. Still getting no further.

lol if the card has seen the light already, I'm kind of stuck as I just spent £360 on a new TFT monitor today and I wont be getting any new parts soon because it wasnt my money. I hope it hasnt as it should last me a while longer, even til the time of Doom 3.

Also my mobo has not got a built in sound card and the MS website has nothing for sound drivers.
 
#6
:( Aw man, I feel bad for you. If you want an excellent sound card for not too much money, look into a Guillemot Fortissimo III. I have one of those which cost WAY less than my Audigy 2 platinum--it's just that I wanted the amplified mic port.

BTW...who makes your motherboard? Most likely it's AC97 audio, which is a really easy driver to find.
 
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#7
Thanks, dont worry I have a CD/MP3 walkman which I can hook up to my 5.1 speakers although I will need quite a few CD-Rs (I do buy music CDs :p).

I'll have a look around for sound cards just incase it has died. Every computer I have built (3, this is my 3rd) I have used Creative and they have been pretty reliable. Maybe time to try someone else.

My mobo is the Abit KG7 Lite
 
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#9
I have tried all the drivers but nothing has worked.

IE6 has had a minor change to it since the drivers were removed. Everytime I boot up and run IE, its asks 'work offline or retry'.
 
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#12
There are no audio options in the bios.

This has happened before but has been rectified by re-installing WinXP.

But the real problem is that the drivers are installed but there is no mixer device detected or audio hardware found. I ran the Audigy Diagnostic tools and this is what came up,

How can I solve this?
 
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#13
I ran the DirectX Diagnostics and texted the sound and this is what i get for,

Sound Device,
Sound Test Result: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)

DirectMusic,
Test Result: Failure at step 6 (Activating the IDirectMusicPort): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)

Is there anyway to solve this.
 
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#15
I have tried the sound card in another machine and it does works. It doesnt matter now as I remember I made a back-up hard drive weeks before this, with everything I need.

So I just re-installed XP and just spent a few hours putting all my stuff back on it.

Thanks anyway.
 

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