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No sound, new card

By Droid0131
Jun 1, 2010
  1. Just popped a Sound Blaster card into an older PC and I'm not getting any sound. I switched from onboard sound to the card, installed everything, checked all settings, volume etc...any ideas?
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Which model Soundblaster card? What make/model computer and version of Windows? Which type of audio port are you connected to on the card?

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  3. Droid0131

    Droid0131 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Was a driver issue. The new driver would install partially...if thats possible, and I'd have sound...then the machine would restart to uninstall the old drivers and viola...no sound again. I did a work around and its fine now.
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Thanks for the update. Glad you got it to work!
     
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