Anyway, despite several Uninstalls, Reboots, Find Hardware,and examining Bios for both Legacy and Auto detect - the results are the same:
In Control Panel -Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - under Volume No Audio Devices. Under Audio - Sound Playback - Default Device the panel is Grey [allowing no selection], as is Volume and Advanced. Sound Recording Default device shows Creative SB Extigy as does MIDI music playback -clicking Use Default Device has no affect.
Hardware under Soud Devices shows [Audio codecs, audio codecs,Creative SB Extigy,Legacy audio drivers,Legacy Video cature,Media Control Devices,Realtek High Definition Audio, Video Codecs. Under SB Properies =- Location(0) under Device Status "This device is working properly".. Unded Device Usage - Use This Device. Driver is Creatice Technology Ltd 4/17/2002
I did an Uninstal - bought another USB [Virtual 7.1 Sound]audio device - no luck. Tried loading CD for divers - no luck. I am back to square 1
I am at my wit's end.
Edited by dablingster, 24 January 2009 - 03:20 PM.