Vista RTM + Creative P17

#1
Hi! I have Vista RTM x64 on:
MB - Gigabyte GA-G1975
CPU - INTEL DualCore D930
RAM - 1Gb Corsair Extreme Edition
HDD - 250 Maxtor SATA
Video - ASUS EN7600GS

Everything runs fine but i can't get the sound to work. The sound is onboard - it's a Sound Blaster Live 24 (Creative P17)
I think i posted this in the wrong section. Sorry!
 

mqudsi

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#2
No problem, I just moved it to the right section now.

Welcome to NeoSmart Technologies, Jack.

There's a difference between Onboard Creative and External PCI Sound Cards by Creative.

In Windows XP what exactly is the name and driver version for your sound in Device Manager?
 

mqudsi

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#4
Does manually installing the Gigabyte drivers from the Device Manager (after extracting them to a folder) work?
 
#5
Yes they install but they don't work.
Here is the message - Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
 

mqudsi

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#6
Are you by any chance on x64?
 
#7
Yes I was. So I have installed Vista x86 and now I have sound!!!!!!

So - big tip for you people DON'T INSTALL VISTA X64 if u want your sound to work!
 

mqudsi

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#8
Yeah, you'll need to wait for the signed drivers to ship :frowning:

Anyway, x86 is faster, slightly less stable, and much much more compatible. Why use x64 :wink:?