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No Sound: Creative Sound Blaster: Value 1024 (WDM)

By angelic00
May 26, 2009
  1. Hello all!

    I just installed a Creative Sound Blaster: Value 1024 (WDM) from 2001, I know it's quite old, but it's the only one I have available to me.

    After I installed it, it worked temporarily until I rebooted to finish the driver installation. After that, I've had no sound at all, and I need my sound for my games.

    My computer specs are as follows:

    Processor: Pentium IV AMD Athlon XP 2100+ ~2.1GHz
    Video: NVIDIA GeForce5 FX 5200, 256MB Onboard RAM - Overclocked to 325 MB.
    Sound: Creative Sound Blaster: Value 1024 (WDM)
    MoBo: VIA KM266
    Memory: 1GB 210MHz DDR RAM - 1 Stick
    Hard drives: (2), 50.4GB SATA (7200RPM); 111.4GB SATA (7200RPM)
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3

    Thanks for any help you can offer! :)
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Get into the device manager and "roll back" the sound driver to the time before you installed the non-working driver... or remove the sound driver and reboot your computer and see if the driver is automatically reinstalled and working
     
  3. angelic00

    angelic00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Already did all that.

    By the way: I upgraded to Vista, bought a new sound card, and upgraded my video. Everything working perfect. Thanks for your help anyways. :grinthumb

    EDIT: Also upgraded processor :p
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Thanks for the update... Happy computing :wave:
     
  5. angelic00

    angelic00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Here's my new specs:

    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
    Processor: AMD Athlon X2(Dual-Core) 7850 ~2.80GHz
    Memory: 2GB DDR2 RAM
    Video: ATI Radeon X800 XL 256MB On board Video RAM
    Sound card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
    Hard Drives: 50GB SATA 7200RPM, 111GB SATA 7200RPM, 1.5TB SATA 7200 RPM
    Motherboard: Unknown VIA Motherboard

    That's my specs now. :)

    By Unknown VIA Motherboard, I don't know what model it is. It's not the same that I had before.
     
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