I have had to reinstall windows XP sp3 after a virus made it impossible to repair the previous installation. Now the sound cards won't work. The Device Manager is happy that they are installed and are working correctly but the Sounds and Audio Devices says there is no audio device installed.
I have an onboard sound card and a Sound Blaster Live 5.1 card which is the one I want to use. I can't get either to play windows sounds or music from media player but the onboard one will play its test sound.
The onboard one is now uninstalled and disabled in the BIOS. But the Sound Blaster still doesn't work.
I have tried reinstalling drivers, removing the SB card and trying the onboard one, moving PCI slots and so many other things that I have begun to forget what I have tried.
The Sound Blaster card worked fine with exactly the same setup before I had to reinstall XP.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.