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Headphones and speakers do not work, new drivers shown to be avalable but when scanned appears to be up to date

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Try going to with the Creative sound mixer or the windows sound mixer to check if by any chance the output is muted. Also I believe that this is quite an old card so maybe with newer versions of windows it might run into driver problems. If I remember rightly on this card there was an option to choose between digital or analogue output most probably you have it set on digital. You need to go through the sound card settings in the software that came with it and change that setting to analogue.

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