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roadkill1234

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I've just formated my pc, installed the bios updates,chipset updates, video card/sound card updates everything updated.

Right after I did this I installed a game (half-life) and right off there sound wasnt working.

I went to device manager and this is what I expected to find:

-|-sound,video and game controllers:
-Creative SB live! series
-Creative Game port


And this is what I Actually found
-|-Sound , video game controllers
-Audio Codecs (hun?)
-Creative Game Port
-Creative SB Live! series
-Legacy Audio Drivers
-Legacy Video Capture Devices
-Media Control Devices
-Video Codecs
-----------------------------------

Anything other than SB Live! shoulden be there and I cant disable them, turn em off or erase then.

1st I checked if maybe it had been my built in sound card but I checked and it was'nt. But I've noticed in my Bios there is something about Legacy auto something but it's disabled. I think it might of booted up once with those activated but im not sure.I've disabled them again anyways.

I've formated + installer winXP a bunch of times on my PC before and this never happened. ( tho it's the 1st time I toy around with Bios updates ).


Can anyone tell what to do to get rid of this problem? How to fix it? I'd really like to get my sound back cause this is obviouslly annoying !!!

Thank's ahead for the help everyone.
 
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I had a similar problem when I reformatted my HD and installed WinXP. It may be as simple as the sound device being switched when you updated the BIOS. Not sure if this will work, but try the following:

1. Go to your Control Panel and click "Sound and Audio Devices"

2. From there, click the Audio tab, and make sure that the sound card or device listed is the one that is supposed to be there. (Creative SB Live!, in your case I believe)

3. If the correct card isn't shown as the default, select it from the drop-down menu

Hope this helps. If that's not the prob, I don't know what to tell you. Just thought I'd let you in on the solution from my experience.

Ken
 

roadkill1234

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When I check under Sounds and Audio Devices Properties I get a SB Live! Audio [B800] . I dont remeber that B800 part ever being there.
error msg with dxdiag : when trying to play music 0x80004003(errorcode)
when playing sound I got : DirectSound Test results : Failure at step 19 (user verification of software)

Thank's ken, but it didnt solve my problem. I'll try to uninstall and reinstall the drivers see what it does... who knows...
 
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Not that this'll help a whole lot, but I think that dxdiag is something to do with DirectX
 
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Try checking in start/control panel/administrative tools/ services..Scroll down to windows Audio, right click it and verify it is (a) running and (b) automatic. Also check your volume control.
 

roadkill1234

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Alright I foudn what the original problem was... It was user based the user had plugged in the connectors wrongs. ( that sux's ).

But Still 1 problem persists.... If I try to use ventrilo those "codecs" are coming back to haunt me. It try's to run the codecs of thems insteed of my actual sound card.....


ventrilo's FAQ wasnt very helpfull. Any1 ran in this problem? know's what to do?
 
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