20 Most Recent HP Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 5.1 Questions & Answers

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.

HP Creative... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

Did you update the drivers for the new sound card? You can get the latest drivers from their website.

HP Creative... | Answered on Aug 12, 2016

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

HP Creative... | Answered on Nov 05, 2013

Go to start>all programmes>accesories>sytem tools>system restore and choose a date in bold, not greyed out; before the day you uninstalled the driver

HP Creative... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010


You should try GOm Player for sound, If your Speaker is uptodate so Download GOM Player or VLC Player from filehippo.com then try....
I hope that this has been very helpful for you

HP Creative... | Answered on Nov 28, 2009

you need to re-install the drivers of your sound blaster live.

HP Creative... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009

reinstall the sound driver such a realteck

HP Creative... | Answered on Jun 11, 2009

re-installed the driver for it and after then you restart your pc/laptop

HP Creative... | Answered on Mar 12, 2009

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.

HP Creative... | Answered on Feb 27, 2009


Issue could be driver related. You may download latest driver and troubleshooting options from link below

Good Luck

HP Creative... | Answered on Dec 22, 2008

is that an Microsoft Official Service Pack? anyways. Try using a System Restore and choose a restore point on your problem.

HP Creative... | Answered on Nov 22, 2008

Go here and download the drivers for your controller and sound card. It has both drivers and application.

Nice card ...


HP Creative... | Answered on Nov 09, 2008

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HP Creative... | Answered on Oct 12, 2008

i'm guessing u don't have the software for these drivers, for that you can log onto your motherboard and/or devices' site and download the driver software, or you can log onto http://www.download.com to download drivers' software if u can't find them on their site or can't find their site.

HP Creative... | Answered on Sep 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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HP Creative... | Answered on Sep 14, 2008

Did you change computers and Operating systems? Ifso does it have the same soundcard? are you monitoring with the hardware mixer or with software in the computer?

HP Creative... | Answered on May 09, 2008

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HP Creative... | Answered on May 03, 2008

Please provide make and model of computer. Also look in your device manager to see if the driver is installed for the "Audio" section.

HP Creative... | Answered on Apr 28, 2008

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