To put the speaker icon in the system tray:
Start menu/Control Panel
Open Sounds and Audio Devices.
Under Device volume, check the box Place volume icon in the taskbar.
IF you installed the drivers for your SB card:
Something to check.
Open Sound and Audio Devices.
Volume tab, click on Properties in Device Volume.
Play control should open.
Click on Options/Properties. Place a checkmark by everything, click OK.
Back to Options/Advanced Controls.
If under any of the categories, you see Advanced click on that, if a box opens that has
OTHER CONTROLS/1 Digital Output Only check if it's unchecked.
OR UNCHECK if checked.
Try playing a cd or music file.
If you have sound, wonderful. If not, more troubleshooting.
(This worked for another model number Sound Blaster card, it may work for you)