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No video card detected

Hi. My sister's PC recently, all was working fine until one day when she couldn't play music. The volume icon on the system tray keeps blinking (mute/mute off with a red icon). She has a sound blaster live sound card, Live Value. I re installed the drivers, same issue. If I try to play music, PC freezes up. The PC was extremely slow, so I re installed XPSP2, all the windows updates, same issue, re installed the original drivers, then the updated drivers, now I get a message that no sound card was detected. Any ideas what might going on? Need a new sound card possibly? Thanks.

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BroAuthor Commented:
Sorry the title should read, No Sound card detected.
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TheTinkeringToadCommented:
You could try to reseat the sound card and see if it that corrects the issue.
Does your mobo have audio onboard.
If so see if for some reason the bios was reset to use the onboard sound.
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nobusCommented:
test your sound card on another PC, it can simply be bad. (it should be detected at least)
you can also try the card in another PCI slot
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PCBONEZCommented:
It sounds like you've downloaded a music codec with a virus.
Not that uncommon.
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BroAuthor Commented:
I've reseated the card, and even changed PCI slots, same issue. I will verify the bios settings and if necessary, switch the card to another PC. I'll let you all know. Thank you all for your time.

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hitman4leaseCommented:
Sounds like it could be conflicting with a onboard soundcard? Go into the device manager and check under the sound tabs for another type of sound card in there besides the sb live and if so disable it.
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BjornEricssonCommented:
Hi there Bro,
This sounds like a classical situation where the card has had en E.S.D damage due to static electricty, power shortage or physical damage. What you should do, is to do what others have suggested and re-seat the card in to another machine if possible. Another thing you might be able to try is to access your BIOS and disable internal soundcards and their IRQ addresses, might sort something out for you.
/Bjorn
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