I have the same card running on a Win2k machine (AMD Duron 1GHz)
together with an AC97 internal sound card without problem. Both
adapters coexist fine. I have also had it running on WinXP without
problem. So, either you have some other drivers interfering with the
sound driver or your soundblaster card has a defect.
I would like to encourage you to contact creative labs directly. I
had a problem with my card and -surprise- got answers from customer
By the way. This card seems to have a built-in fault: a time delay
between left and right recording channel, see:
(sorry, it's German, but the pictures speak for themselves).
Creative Labs admitted that this is normal behavior. Quite nasty when
73, Tom DG8SAQ
--- In email@example.com, "n3hkn" <n3hkn@...> wrote:
> Installed an SB Live-24 internal PCI card. It preforms as
> with 96khz bandwidth(24 bit). All normal sound functions work ok.
> However, there is a constant noise/crackling sound at a constant
> Reinstalled driver in Safe Mode. Uninstalled drivers with Driver
> Cleaner product. Removed all Creative programs via the Add Remove
> process. Re-downloaded driver and associated control apps. Removed
> one on-board AC97 sound in BIOS. Nothing plugged into the card.
> Doing a re-boot stops the crackling sound when Windows XP/SP2 is
> loaded during the BIOS sequence. During the Windows restart
> the crackling re-appears while the Windows XP blue progress bar is
> Any hints? I have sent an email to the vendor but who knows on
> score since it is a reseller.
> Dick N3HKN