A problem I ran into a couple of times as well as other persons with the Creative SoundBlaster Live(That probably happens with other EMU10K? cards like the Audigy series) is that there is no sound at all when installing the drivers, even if you unmute and raise the volume of both Wave and Master and the speakers are OK. The problem is that the "Digital Output Only" feature of the SoundBlaster is enabled per default. Solution : Go in the Windows Mixer (Run "sndvol32") Under the File menu, click "Show Advanced Settings". Now under the Master volume control, there's a "Settings" button, click it. Uncheck the "Digital Output Only" checkbox, click OK and close the mixer. That's all you have to do, good listening!