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Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 11:45 am:   

I turned my computer on about a couple of weeks ago and it said it was detecting new PCI hardware - it did not know what it was. It turned out to be my SB Live! 1024 card... windows had somehow forgotten what it was! I removed it from device manager and deleted all the SB files to try to re-install it from scratch... but windows only says it's a PCI card - I've tried to tell it that it's an SB card but then Device Manager just says that the drivers are not installed! Please help... I'm trying to record our band at the moment and this is a very annoying drawback!
V (Vera)
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 7:11 pm:   

do you have the driver install disk that came with it?
check online to see if there are updated drivers for it and download them.

Remove the pci device ( sound card) from device manager.

go to add hardware wizard. don't let windows search for it. select the device yourself. If the model you have isn't in the list then tell it you have the drivers and point it to where they are stored. either on cd or where you store your downloaded drivers.

your looking for the .inf file for the windows version you are using.

hope this helps

Posted on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 8:21 am:   

Thanks, I've done all this... but windows always says that the driversa are incorrect for the device, in device manager it says I should re-install the drivers... but I've done this and it doesn't work! I've also tried a couple of different PCI slots... I'm runing out of ideas here... could the actual card have developed a hardware fault?
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2001 - 10:42 am:   

Could be card failure but worth it to try one more time - Remove the pci from device manager, shut down and physicially remove the card from pc. Then, reboot, then shut-down. Re-install card - reboot and see what happens.

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