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Where can I download the free driver for my 1997 creative sb0200 5.1 sound card.
When you can't get them from creative it is a challenge.
You have to be sure the computer has the correct software to recognise the hardware and can work with it. From Windows 7 and up, for all hardware that is certified with Microsoft, you can download the drivers from Microsoft. Lots of hardware is recognised when connected and will initiate a download from Microsoft. But not all hardware will do so and not all hardware is compatible (same as not certified by Microsoft from Windows 7 and up) with the new operating systems.
Most things that worked fine with Windows XP and or Vista, can fail with Windows 7 and 8, because the factory that made the hardware in the first place does not ask for certification with Microsoft for their old Hardware. They only spend time and money to get their new hardware certified on the new operating systems.
So to make sure your hardware is compatible with the OS. Check the manual and find out, what you have to do so it will work on your computer.
on Dec 11, 2018
HP Compaq dc 7100 USDT sound audio not working no
Windows7 has a service (START>RUN> services.msc) called POWER that needed to be enabled. It isn't mentioned in the list of 'dependencies' or anywhere else for that matter. I just happened upon it when I was making my way down the list of services and solved my similar problem
on Nov 05, 2013
I paid 19.99$ for downloading Sound Blaster Audigy
It is possible that the files you got are all you need. They are probably in a driver directory and when you tell the computer to update the driver, point it to that directory and it will install.
If the card is already in your machine, in device manager, click on update driver. If you haven't yet installed the card, install it and when the computer starts it will ask for the driver. Point it to the directory where you downloaded the files.
Hope that works for you.
on Feb 27, 2009
is that an Microsoft Official Service Pack? anyways. Try using a System Restore and choose a restore point on your problem.
on Nov 22, 2008
Open the Volume icon at the bottom right of the screen and choose 'properties'
This will open a small box. Make sure all the level indicators are at maximum and nothing is muted. Also check in the soundcard software if you have selected any "effects". If you have, try playing around with the different options and see if that helps.
If this does not help, try the speakers on a different PC. Should you encounter the same problem there as well, it could be that the speakers are defective.
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on Sep 14, 2008
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