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Problem with Windows XP recognizing Creative Sound Card

I have a Dell Deminsion 4600 with XP Home Edition of Windows. I am trying to upgrade from integrated sound to Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit Sound Card. I have installed and un-installed numerous times but can not get it to work properly. My PC will recognize a mutimedia audio controller as being a new hardware. I can install the drivers correctly and under device manager the Sound Blaster shows to be enabled and working correctly. I have bios set to ignore my integrated sound. However, when I go to Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Audio it does not recognize any sound devices. The device is in error when I try to play any sounds. My Creative Diagnotics fails Windows Multimedia tests. My Direct Sound test passes. Can you help?

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It sounds like a software problem. Though you did the right thing by entering the bios & disabling the onboard sound. That should have been enough. Did you uninstall the old intergrated sound drivers before adding the 24bit card? Just about all the drivers & upgrades for your 4600 through Dell is Creative software & thats why your having a tough time. I would put everything back to how it was. Re-enable the intergrated sound & reboot! Run system restore & check that every thing is running right!! Look at this dell web site for the sound drivers you have at this link:
If you must, install a upgrade for your intergrated sound. Just so you can uninstall it after a reboot. Re disable the sound in the bios. Do not install your new card yet. While back in windows device manager you should be missing a PCI device. Shut down install the new sound card. Hopefully windows will want the drivers & all runs fine. If still no it could be a bad card (i know what your thinking but it's possible). The only thing left is the regestry is using the wrong PCI device.

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