Solved

No sound after fresh installation of Windows XP SP3

Posted on 2008-06-24
4
1,145 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have recently created a Slipstreamed install disk for WinXP using SP3.
I have the following hardware:
MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9850 Processor
Creative X-Fi Platinum Sound Card

The sound works fine on both the on-board audio device and the X-Fi device under XP SP2. Once SP3 was installed, neither of the sound cards work at all.

I disabled the on-board through the bios.
The X-Fi installs fine with the newest drivers and shows up in all applicable areas of the OS.
No sound.

Only the hardware beep works.
0
Comment
Question by:ascii_fire
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:jryan1099
ID: 21858540
You may need more then the Drivers, do you see any yellow question marks in device manager? Perhaps you need the bus driver also? Try another pair of amplified speakers. Also, try to contact the manufacturer. Did you try to do a CUSTOM UPDATE, and look for audio drivers also....

0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:orangutang
ID: 21858596
Also, did you check your event viewer for any related problems?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Smoken2337
ID: 21858718
I would see if there is a Driver Update for those sounds cards.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ascii_fire earned 0 total points
ID: 21859869
Thanks for the replies.
It seems to be a problem with the newest drivers from Creative.
I did a fresh install with SP2 Slipstreamed and the newest (stable) drivers which I was using did not work in SP2 either.
After reverting to the drivers packaged with the sound card, and fixing a crash bug associated with them, the sound card is working fine now.
0

Featured Post

Enroll in July's Course of the Month

July's Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn HTML5 and prepare for certification. It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you have done a reformat of your hard drive and proceeded to do a successful Windows XP installation, you may notice that a choice between two operating systems when you start up the machine. Here is how to get rid of this: Click Start Clic…
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question