Posted 26 November 2005 - 01:03 PM
Posted 26 November 2005 - 02:50 PM
Have you tried accessing the files on the CD using Windows explorer or My Computer instead? If not, then try it. If it still won't read the disk this way, then try a different CD just to make sure that it isn't the drive thats failed. If the drives seems OK, then clean the soundblaster CD with a soft cloth & check for scratches.
The other alternative, just to get your Soundblaster card to work, is to download the driver from Creative's website instead.
Posted 26 November 2005 - 03:52 PM
Posted 26 November 2005 - 04:26 PM
If the exe file is the driver, then double click on it to install the sound card. For future reference though, I don't really recommend saving downloaded files to the desktop. You should create a folder on your hard drive instead (eg C:\downloads) and save to that instead.
Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:06 AM
BTW I tested it with a music cd it opens the media player but cant play-so the driver's ok.
I was just thinking maybe i should just get a new sound card or not.
(Can I bookmark my posts so I dont have to search through all the new posts when I return?)
Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:20 PM
Start->settings->control panel->system->device manager
Click on the Sound, Video & Games controllers branch to expand it & let me know exactly what you see listed under there. Also let me know if any of the entries have either a yellow '!' or a red cross on them.
Next, look through the rest of device manager. Sometimes Creative cards have their own entry in device manager, outside of the Sound, Video & Games branch. If you see this, let me know. Also look for any other entries named 'unknown device' or similar. These will have a yellow '!' mark on them.
Out of interest, why were you trying to reinstall the soundblaster card anyway?
BTW, re. bookmarking. Everytime someone (such as myself) posts anything in this particular thread, you should receive an email notification. If you click on the link in the email, it will take you straight to your thread.
Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:14 AM
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