Hawker: I haven't gotten any errormessages at all. I can try to reinstall the drivers but I have no idea how to "roll them back?"
Another really weird thing happened yesterday. I was running a music program and suddenly the sound stopped. I checked my player settings and found out that the output device I was running was the primary sound driver, I changed into the SB Audigy Audio and suddenly my sound was back. It only lasted for a couple of minutes though, the sound soon went away again. I switched back to the primary and the sound came back but disappeared after ten minutes or so. I switched back and forth and the sound came but soon went again.
Does this give you any clues?
yes it does!
Im assuming you looked in sound and audio devices, and the output was selected to something besides you audigy card was selected. is this correct?
fix #1- go there again, select the audigy for playback/record, then tick the box at the bottom that says use only preferred devices. this should lock it onto using that card.
it sounds like things are switching to the integrated sound card (common on motherboards these days). that is to say, intergrated sound is common, the switching not so much...
so, fix #2- go into you BIOS and disable the onboard audio, this will prevent it from even being loaded or activated. it will prevent the switching issue, and give a tiny little increase in performance, as none of your system resources will be devoted to the onboard sound.
questions, or if I got something wrong in my assessment, etc please post back. if it works, please post that too!