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Hi guys I got a sound blaster from my freind. And I keep getting this message when I try to install the driver.

Please help. I really want this to work.

    
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This happened to me also. You have to go to computer management, then to hardware and uninstall anything that has to do with SoundBlaster.

After that, run the windows add hardware utility and restart the computer. You should then be able to install using the Soundblaster install utility.

Be patient with this soundcard. It is quite old. It took me a couple of drive uninstallations until I got it working properly.
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I dont see "Computer managment" im on XP home if that helps.
    
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I dont see "Computer managment" im on XP home if that helps.
It's under administrative tools in the Control Panel.
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Please bare with me. I'm new at this stuff. Ok I got the "Computer managment" window open but I cant seem to fine Hardware.
    
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Help please.
    
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I think it is the same for the "Home" rendition as it is for "Pro"

Click Start > r-click My Comuter > click Properties > click Hardware tab > click Device Manager > r-click the device(s) in question and select Uninstall.

I would do the above with the PCI slot empty.

Once removed re-start, then check to see that the hardware in question is indeed removed.

Download the current Drivers and any software that you may want.

Power down

Install the soundcard

Re-start and cancel the Automatic blah, blah, blah stuff (or you can use it if you choose, but you may not want to do it automatically; navigate to the appropriate source.)

Navigate to the previously downloaded Drivers and install them as well as the software if applicable.

Re-start and see if that gets it done.
Edited by Syrillian - 6/29/08 at 11:04am
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post #8 of 10
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Ok I will try that. Thanks.
    
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post #9 of 10
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Ok it works. My brother gave me a disk that came with his creative sound card and it actually worked. Thanks for all the help.
    
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
I think it is the same for the "Home" rendition as it is for "Pro"

Click Start > r-click My Comuter > click Properties > click Hardware tab > click Device Manager > r-click the device(s) in question and select Uninstall.

I would do the above with the PCI slot empty.

Once removed re-start, then check to see that the hardware in question is indeed removed.

Download the current Drivers and any software that you may want.

Power down

Install the soundcard

Re-start and cancel the Automatic blah, blah, blah stuff (or you can use it if you choose, but you may not want to do it automatically; navigate to the appropriate source.)

Navigate to the previously downloaded Drivers and install them as well as the software if applicable.

Re-start and see if that gets it done.
Syr said exactly what I was going to. Glad everything worked out.
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