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Cannot install sound card drivers- "Access Denied"

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I just got the X-Fi extremegamer but cannot install the drivers. I installed the drivers from the CD and the internet but on the device manager its still not installed. So I clicked update software and told it to search in both places (2 different times)- when I send it to the desktop for the downloaded drivers it says it didn't find any. When I send it to the CD it says installing for a few seconds then it says a problem occured- "Access was denied"

Please help me.
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post #2 of 45
Try to run the driver setup app using Run As Administrator way.
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sounds like a admin problem, do you have an admin account? and the proper rights...
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post #4 of 45
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Everybody is understanding it wrong. I can install the drivers fine, but when I go to device manager it still says there is no drivers for it. So I click update software and click browse location and direct it either to my CD drive (w/ the x-fi cd in it) or the desktop which is where I downloaded the drivers. It cannot find drivers when I direct it do the desktop and when I send it to the CD it will say installing drivers. But before it finishes it says access is denied.
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post #5 of 45
It happen to me once. Uninstall all the drivers that were suppose to be installed. Download the latest drivers from the site.(If you have not do it yet). Reboot going to safe mode and use driver cleaner.Reboot and use ccleaner for reg cleaning run it. Install only the driver that you downloaded from the site for the card. Then reboot see if it worked. You should at least hear sound. Then for you are going to install stuff from the cd. Go to custom check everything you want to install and uncheck the drivers for sound card seen you have already installed the latest one.
Hope it works. It worked for me when the happened with my x-fi.
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post #6 of 45
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Originally Posted by Danbeme32 View Post
It happen to me once. Uninstall all the drivers that were suppose to be installed. Download the latest drivers from the site.(If you have not do it yet). Reboot going to safe mode and use driver cleaner.Reboot and use ccleaner for reg cleaning run it. Install only the driver that you downloaded from the site for the card. Then reboot see if it worked. You should at least hear sound. Then for you are going to install stuff from the cd. Go to custom check everything you want to install and uncheck the drivers for sound card seen you have already installed the latest one.
Hope it works. It worked for me when the happened with my x-fi.
Ok, thanks I'll try that but do I also have to uninstall the software. And the drivers that were supposed to be installed- I don't know if they really installed or not.
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post #7 of 45
Yes uninstall everything and start from scratch. Just install the latest drivers only. And see what happens. You should get at less get sound.
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post #8 of 45
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Originally Posted by Danbeme32 View Post
Yes uninstall everything and start from scratch. Just install the latest drivers only. And see what happens. You should get at less get sound.
Does that mean the software might not work?
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What software you are talking about? just confused When you install the drivers it puts a console in the control panel.
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I mean like the mode switcher and all that stuff.
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