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CD Audio Only with Sound Blatster Live! Value Card (CT4780)

Discussion in 'Soundblaster Live' started by alan, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. alan

    alan Guest

    I bought a Sound Blaster Live! Value card (CT4780) on Ebay recently
    and haven't been able to get it to work. It was a bare card with no
    drivers. Oddly enough, I only get sound out of it when I play an audio
    CD. No sound from wav, mp3, or midi files. I've checked the standard
    culprits: sources aren't muted in the mixer, volume is turned up, no
    IRQ conflicts, drivers seem to be installed correctly, digital output
    is disabled. I thought it might be due to left-over drivers from the
    ISA sound card I had installed before, so I tried a clean install of
    Windows with just the Sound Blaster installed. No luck. The drivers
    came from the Creative web site for the Windows 98 SoundBlaster Live!
    Value. I'm running out of ideas to try. Does anyone have any
    suggestions?

    Here are some details of my setup:

    Windows 98
    Abit BH6 motherboard
    Celeron 1.1GHz
    448 MB RAM
    WD 80GB hard drive
    WD 10GB hard drive
    Yamaha CRW2200EZ
    Diamond Viper V770 AGP TNT2 video card
    Best Data 56FW PCI modem (slot 3)
    Sound Blaster Live! (slot 2)
    Floppy disk

    [IRQs]

    0 System timer
    1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    2 Programmable interrupt controller
    3 Communications Port (COM2)
    4 Communications Port (COM1)
    5 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    5 NVIDIA RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro
    5 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
    5 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
    6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    7 Printer Port (LPT1)
    8 System CMOS/real time clock
    9 (free)
    10 Creative SB Live! Value
    10 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
    11 Best Data PCI Modem Enumerator
    11 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
    12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
    13 Numeric data processor
    14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    14 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
    15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    15 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
     
    alan, Oct 17, 2003
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  2. alan

    Shep© Guest

    You are welcome to try the Win98SE/ME OEM drivers that came with my
    card,
    http://www.sheppola.karoo.net/98se_me.exe

    HTH :)



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    Shep©, Oct 18, 2003
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  3. alan

    alan Guest

    Thanks, that helped. I'm suprised the Win98SE/ME drivers helped since
    I'm using the plain-Jane version of Windows 98. I now can play wav,
    mp3 and midi files out of the main line-out jack. Any idea how to get
    sound out of the the second line-out jack? I tried setting the speaker
    configuration to quadraphonic in the advanced options under the
    Multimedia icon in the Control Panel, but it didn't seem to help. I
    don't see any other options in the play control, either. Do I need
    another piece of software? Some of the user's manuals talk about
    AudioHQ. Do I need that?

     
    alan, Oct 18, 2003
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  4. alan

    Shep© Guest

    I think you will just have tinker around with the mixer settings
    including the windows mixer options.
    It's probably some daft Creative setting somewhere I recall.I'd also
    get a good collection of drivers and programs and stuff and burn those
    drivers etc to a CDR :)




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    Shep©, Oct 19, 2003
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  5. alan

    procerus Guest

    Hi,

    if there are any jumpers on the pins at the end of the card try removing
    them. The Live Value is crippled by these jumpers which tell the card to
    only allow headphone out with some drivers. Note where they come from so
    that you can replace them if this is no help.

    procerus
     
    procerus, Oct 20, 2003
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  6. alan

    alan Guest

    I finally got everything working. I had to download and install the
    original drivers and applications (found them at www.pionex.com)
    before I got everything to work. (It was a 100 MB file.) Updating to
    the latest Windows 98 drivers from the Creative site hosed everything
    up. I don't know if it is something unique about my setup or something
    about standard Windows 98 that caused the problem. (Installing the
    Win98SE/ME drivers after laoding the original drivers and applications
    hosed up those applications.)

    The Creative mixer application provides the way to enable sound out of
    the rear jacks.

    I didn't have to make any IRQ reassignments, change slots, or move
    jumpers.

    Thanks to everyone who made suggestions.

    Allan
     
    alan, Oct 23, 2003
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