i have a soundblaster live 5.1 sound card in my system, brand new with a new motherboard. Just installed them and i get absolutely no sound. I go into my device manager and it says no sound device available. I installed the drivers, removed them and installed them again. the speakers are on and turned up. im really not sure where to go from there and i would like any help anyone could give me.
try changing the pci slot that you are using. sometimes computers are stupid like that. you could also force install the drivers and by that i mean just add a device without having windows automatically search for it. this is what has worked from my experience. if you want more info try a computer forum as this is an audio forum. but im sure that someone else will be of more help than i.