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Another Multimedia audio controller problem

By Hazy
Oct 9, 2007
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  1. When I turn on my computer it says "Found New Hardware" and it shows to be a Multimedia Audio Controller, but Windows is unable to find a driver for it. I don't think this can be an issue with the SB Live! 24-bit because I have the latest driver for it. Does anyone know how to fix this?


    Here is some information about my computer:

    Operating System - Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
    Processor - 2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
    Main Circuit Board - ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8N-E 2.XX

    Drives
    203.91 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    147.21 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    BENQ DVD LS DW1655 [CD-ROM drive]
    HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8527B [CD-ROM drive]

    HP Photosmart 7400 USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
    Maxtor 6B200R0 [Hard drive] (203.93 GB) -- drive 0, s/n B61JEH4H, rev BAH41BM0, SMART Status: Healthy

    Controllers
    NVIDIA nForce4 Parallel ATA Controller
    NVIDIA nForce4 Serial ATA Controller (2x)

    Display
    RADEON X800 Series [Display adapter]
    RADEON X800 Series - Secondary [Display adapter]
    Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n HVEL210102, February 2006)

    Multimedia
    MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
    SB Live! 24-bit
    Standard Game Port
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    Try reinstalling from the CD or by downloading it HERE
    That`s the first thing to try when drivers "disappear".
  3. Hazy

    Hazy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the link. I tried reinstalling it, but the "Found New Hardware" screen still appears when Windows starts.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Looks to me like the onboard sond is still active and that that is causing your problem.
    You should be able to disable it in your bios, refer to your mobo manual on how to do it.

    Hope that helps, Rik.
  5. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    Did the driver install find your sound blaster live? If not your sound blaster live could sound blaster dead. I've assumed that you have had this card installed for quite a while and just out of the blue one day your computer found new hardware? If that is the case you'll probably need a new sound card, but the thing you should try first is reinstalling DirectX 9C first then the card driver.
  6. CPUM+

    CPUM+ TS Rookie

    No Problem

    load mobo sound drivers first to see soundblaster card
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