Question about Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Sound Card
Please help! Got this message- also have no sound coming from my speakers. It appears your system crashed the last time you tried to access WDM portion of your sound card driver. To prevent further problems, the WDM option for pro support has been turned off in Cool Edit. Thank you Margie
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check first audio properties, in control panel.
On windows the mic is disabled by default, you need to manually enable audio in, either from control panel, or from audio card mixer.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
the drivers you need can be downloaded from the creative web page at this address.
Just scroll down the page to the drivers you need and you are good to go. let me know how it goes.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
I found this information, copied it from the Vista Forums, but the post was copied from Creative's site .... so its 3rd hand information, at best!
(from the Creative forums - I just copied/pasted - jh)
For those of you with live 5.1 problems, here you go!! Worked for me!
From the post @ http://neosmart.net/blog/archives/104:
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Series
This applies to all Live! products, including OEM Dell, Gateway, HP, etc. editions, 24-bit, 5.1, and the rest. Vista 5308 may or may not find drivers on Windows Update, but even if it does, they will not support Digital Audio.
1. Grab the ngoHQ modded drivers from
2. Run the installer in XP compatibility mode.
3. Restart your computer.
4. In the audio properties in the Control Panel, to enable digital audio go to the Other tab and check digital output.
5. Play with the Format tab to get the audio quality to your liking.
6. You may need to restart to ensure that digital audio works after changing that option.
I'm not 100% sure if creative is going to be upset that I posted this, but since they have no plans to support the card in Vista, I can't see a big problem with it.
BTW, I tried the KX driver and I couldn't get it to work, so for anyone with that problem this should be your solution.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
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Jul 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet
hope this helps
http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/c-media-cmi8738-wdm/3000-2120_4-10518544.html The CMI8738 driver package is a driver for PCI cards based on the CMI8378 chipset. This driver is for Windows 2000 only, and requires a computer with a CMI8738-based audio card. C-Media does not provide end user support for drivers, so please contact your hardware manufacturer if you need further support.
The CMI8330 driver package contains a driver for PCI cards based on the CMI8330 chipset. This driver is for Windows 98 only and requires a computer with a CMI8330-based audio card. C-Media does not provide end user support for drivers, so please contact your hardware manufacturer if you need further support.
http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/creative-labs-sound-blaster/3000-2120_4-10005159.html creative labs
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