Solved: no sound after every Windows restart

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TripleJayD

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I'm running windows xp with a sound blaster audigy sound card.

There was no sound after xp was reinstalled so I went out to windows update and downloaded the drivers. sound immediately worked. that is until after the next windows restart. then the sound disappears. to get sound working again i have to uninstall the device via device manager and add new hardware. the drivers are installed and sound works until the next windows restart.

when i play an mp3 or something, the system acts like its playing it (windows media player's dancing art crap) but nothing.

does anyone know what I need to be looking for? is there hardware or software that can take control of the audio controls preventing no output through the sound card?

any suggestions is appreciated.
 
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A suggestion: Get the drivers for your card from soundblaster's web site instead of using Windows Update.
 

TripleJayD

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Thanks for the suggestion and link provided.

I ran the hardware auto detection at that site and it installed the necessary drivers. I then had to uncheck "digital output only" in advanced options in the volume control dialog box...a step that didnt work before the new drivers from creative's site were in play.

thanks again!
 
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