Compilation of Creative Sound Blaster Live! drivers for Windows 9x newest VxD drivers and other gems, updated March 20, 2009
Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:55 PM
I dug up an old Sound Blaster Live! install CD which is labeled under the Dell brand.
It has the following:
Sound Blaster Live! Value Software.
Dell Part #2427U
Windows 98 Driver
Windows NT 4.0 Driver
Now I have on hand the following SB Live! cards, and am perplexed as to which one (if any) the CD is for.
Model # SB0200
and a CT5807
Does anyone know if that CD is for one of these cards, none of which bares the words "DELL".
I do recollect though, a very long time ago, pulling one of these from a Dell PC---which might not have been the original card that particular PC came with, being that it was found on the curb.
If the CD is not for any of the above cards, does anyone know what Sound Blaster Live! Value it might have been for?
Now you might say "can you not make the effort to try each of them, etc"
But I tried something like this before, and it would seem to really mess the PC up when it comes to the sound applications!
Some stuff seems to interfere with the next endeavor: things "pop up" with no thing to work with---and I end up with a grand mess.
Anyone having tried to install a slew of drivers (one after the other in succession) for an individual sound card-match, not quite knowing if any of those drivers will work--should know what can happen. I do not really what to have to experience that horrid situation again!
Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:32 PM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:37 PM
Whilst I did explore the CD ere my first post, I could only find "Sound Blaster Live" referenced in the "read me" files,
and no mention of version numbers! Odd thing is, that none of these "SB' cards look remarkably different from each other.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:13 PM
Did you find the INF file(s) with PCI ID's (PCI\VEN_1102...)? (Don't expect to find "Sound Blaster Live" in them, but maybe "SB Live".)
Perhaps: SBLIVE.inf or OEMEMU.INF
also: Ctom10k1.inf, Ctcq10k1.inf , Wsi210k1.inf, kx.inf, wdma10k1.inf....
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:45 PM
The OEMEMU.INF proudly proclaims ---CT4780 - SBLive! Value......!!!!
Now I am wondering if these two CT48780 cards (which do not have "Dell" anywhere labeled, written, or inscribed thereon,
will work with that Dell CD, or.....if Creative had CT48780 cards---that had no thing to do with dell.
I hope they are the cards that this CD's drivers will get working.
Thanks for your excellent help.
OK! It works in my Compaq 5900z.
I assume the other will work too!
Now I've to get the Ct4830 and the SB0200 working and it's Sound Blaster frenzy time!
This post has been edited by cyberformer: 23 May 2012 - 12:52 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:46 PM
I want to install DOS Drivers for Soundblaster Live. My Hardware ID is:
my card should be: CT4670 - PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_00201102 - Sound Blaster Live! (Gen I) Value
which Driverpackage will i need to download to install the correct DOS drivers? I already tried
sbldos.zip: Pure DOS Drivers 1999 Release and
sbldos2.zip: Pure DOS Drivers 2000 Release
but instantly after clicking setup.exe an error message occured "not enough free space" (there are a few GBs of free space!)
AMD K6-2/500 / 512MB RAM
This post has been edited by LeftHandedCat: 04 August 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:17 PM
I have a sb live value type.
Of course, as long as i don't remove the soundcard, it now stays in this loop...
How can i get rid of the drivers again, except by reinstalling?
Then, there are two iso's on mgmx's download page - what is the difference between them?
Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:12 AM
Driver Cleaner Pro 1.5
Thank you Foxbat, the software did the deinstallation fine.
No matter which driver i tried it with, the result remains.
Probably my SB Live Value has a problem, or there is some incompatibility with the AM2NF2-VSTA, or with something else (i had, i.e., an incompatibility of this card with a Radeon 9700 Pro - atm there is a GeForce 6600 inside, though).
Well, there is still my trusted Audigy, which will work better with Windows 7 anyway, so i'll try that instead.
Addendum: Audigy works fine on W98SE, XP and W7 - mission acoomplished.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:42 AM
I have a sb live value type.
I also have a Sound Blaster Live! Value Gen II. When I tested the "Main Driver Set", I found that using the installer would cause installation problems. To avoid that, I simply went to Device Manager and pointed the sound card to the directory when I have the drivers extracted.
I've examined a number of files from that MDGx's Sound Blaster page, but not all of them. I can tell you that you don't need either of those "Value" ISOs as they're the original CDs which are very outdated, and may be card specific (there are multiple SBLive! Values). There is a better way if you're looking to get full functionality from your card. Download the much more recent SB_Live!Ware_3.0_CD_ISO from that page. This is not card specific, so it should work with Gen I and Gen II cards, just not the Gen III 5.1 series. It will install the complete line of apps and drivers. You do not need the update that comes with it. After that, install RetroOS's package to update the core drivers using the method I mentioned above. If you decide to try this, report back if it worked for you.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:54 PM
I have install dos 6.22 on dell dimension 8300
it has DELL oem SoundBlaster Live 5.1 Digital PCI SoundCard (sb0200)
hardware id is PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0006&SIBSUS_10031102&REV_00\4&1C660DD6&0&10F0
The following config.sys, autoexec.bat and driver info but it does not work.
MSCDEX.EXE /D:sata /D:gen
set blaster=A220 I5 D1 T2
This post has been edited by illusions: 27 November 2012 - 02:42 PM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:00 AM
I have a CT4810, but I haven't tried playing with the Windows drivers yet.
EDIT: Can ANYONE reading this successfully run the setup program in sbldos2.zip ? It occurs to me the whole setup package might be missing some vital component.
EDIT2: Of course, the fact that the CT4810 is an Ensoniq AudioPCI and not an SB Live! might have something to do with it too.
This post has been edited by Jorpho: 25 January 2013 - 11:31 PM