Audigy Gamer Problems Reply Overall Rating: Not Yet Rated Ok Fellow Geeks , Here it goes . I just got back my replacement audigy gamer, Now i am having the same problem as i did with my 1st one i bought. What happened was it works fine for a couple of days and all of a sudden it stops recognizing it when i boot the computer up. When i goto to my sound properties the only thing it will show me is EMUK10x as my sound before this happened it read audigy gamer like it is suppose to. Then when i try to restore my windows to previous i still have the same problem. I can't uninstall now because of an error "SBAUDIGY.isu is corrupted" So now i can't do an auto uninstall.This happened after the card wasn't recognized. after i reboot i get 2 boxes that pop up and both say basically the same thing "sound device not detected". Without getting more long winded , I'll anwser any questions when you see this,Below is my configuration. ABIT NF7-M (W/UPDATED BIOS) AMD ATHLON XP 2200 (1800MHZ)RETAIL 100 GIG WD 8MG CACHE HD ADDITIONAL 20 GIG WD HD HD COOLER FOR THE 100 GIG DRIVE (2 FANS) AOPEN 52x24X52 CD BURNER ADDITIONAL 32X CD ROM 896 MB OF PC2700 DDR RAM WIN XP HOME (FULLY UPDATED) FLOPPY DRIVE TOTAL OF FIVE FANS INSIDE FOR COOLING (OVERKILL, I KNOW) 300 WATT POWER SUPPLY SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY GAMER (PROBLEM) SYSTEM SOFTWARE NORTON SYSTEM WORKS keep in mind i have done nothing diffrent , i haven't made any registry changes ,software changes or hardware changes , it just stopped seeing it for no reason , THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR HELPING!!! Report This Message As Offensive 04/06/2003, 3:41 p.m. SavageBeast ( All SavageBeast's messages ) Re: scott921's message on 04/06/2003 at 2:07 p.m. Reply Overall Rating: Not Yet Rated Sorry I can't be of much help with your mysterious problem... but are you sure a 300 watt power supply is adequate for your system? With what you have in there I would think the minimum should be a 350 or 400 watt power supply... I highly doubt that's your problem, but it was just a thought. Rate this message: 1 2 3 4 5 Least Helpful <--> Most Helpful Report This Message As Offensive 04/06/2003, 4:21 p.m. scott921 ( All my messages ) Re: SavageBeast's message on 04/06/2003 at 3:41 p.m. Reply Overall Rating: Not Yet Rated no , i think it's plenty cause they are small fans the highest rpm is 2200 on the cpu . i was including the fans on the mobo also , but i actually have (3) one for intake, one for output and an 80mm for the cpu (it's one of the big copper hs with 80mm fan over it) . I seem to be ok for power source , i haven't changed anything since dec. 2002 and it ran fine with no problems it's just all of sudden this happened and this is the second one and same problem, thanks for tryin though. Report This Message As Offensive 04/06/2003, 4:33 p.m. scott921 ( All my messages ) Re: scott921's message on 04/06/2003 at 2:07 p.m. Reply Overall Rating: Not Yet Rated Keep in mind all , That i will try anything so if you have any ideas even if you think its simple or stupid , please by all means post it . It may be a possible i overlooked something. THANKS. Report This Message As Offensive 04/06/2003, 11:39 p.m. scott921 ( All my messages ) Re: scott921's message on 04/06/2003 at 4:33 p.m. Reply Overall Rating: Not Yet Rated I FIXED IT !!! Ok gang, I think i found some kinda clue to the problem. I've been all over the internet and found alot of ppl having the same problem and noway of fixing it.Here's exactly what i did in order, some of it may be nothing but here it goes. 1)I took the card out and rebooted 2)run the msconfig and disabled all item on startup 3)went into widows explorer and deleted all items under the name creative(some wouldn't delete) 4)I went into the registry and removed all items that had to do with creative but i didn't touch anything that was listed in the registry under windows. THIS IS WERE IT GOT CONFUSING AND NOT SURE HOW IT HAPPENED 5)I removed the display driver and the default monitor driver After this i rebooted and the screen was at at 256 and the quality picture was at 4 bits . 6)I took out the disk for the motherboard and did an install on sound and video drivers that came with it . 7)Rebooted and AMEN , PRAISE THE LORD i had my sound and video back to normal. Please keep in mind that you should only experiment like this on a computer that doesn't have important stuff ,This could have easily gone the other way.