need drivers for Creative Soundblaster Live 5.1

  mags100 17:16 25 May 2007

I have had to buy a new sound card for my Millenium PC (it had onboard sound which has disappeared). I bought a secondhand Creative Soundblaster Live 5.1 pci card without its drivers. I cannot find any drivers on the web, just updates. Can anyone suggest a site.
(The first card I tried was new wouldn't & work with Millenium).

  Diemmess 17:27 25 May 2007

Try this
click here

  Kingfisher 17:27 25 May 2007

Hi mags100 does this help click here

  mags100 17:33 25 May 2007

sorry both of you (Diemmess & KingFisher), but we have tried this site, downloaded it, but it is just an update (19.5mb download!!!) It needs the initial drivers to be installed before it will update, and I can't find any.

  Jackcoms 17:39 25 May 2007

Didn't the drivers (on a CD) come with the new sound card?

If not, you might wish to have a 'chat' with the retailer.

  Diemmess 17:53 25 May 2007

Sorry, is this any better? click here

(The second one down on this page)

  Probabilitydrive 18:09 25 May 2007

use the CREATIVE forum to locate similar queries like this one click here

and follow the link like this to locate the driver click here

  g0nvs 18:11 25 May 2007

If you cannot locate the drivers, I can post them on a disc for you if that helps.

  g0nvs 18:15 25 May 2007

Or even upload to "Rapidshare" if you wish.

  mags100 15:15 28 May 2007

found what seemed to be the right driver on DriverGuide (5mb .exe) but sound card still won't work. Got the same problem as when we tried to make the onboard sound work again. The hardware is 'seen' but the software loads but doesn't function.
Is there a setting somewhere which says 'disallow sound' or 'disable soundcard'. We have looked in the BIOS, Control panel etc.

  PSF 17:06 28 May 2007

Check you have disabled the onboard sound in the BIOS, then go to click here and run the Auto Update. this site is the creative site, the Auto Update will identify your card and download the correct drivers for it.

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