WinXP Home SP3, Intel 2.2 GHz Dual Core, 3.0 Gig DDR system RAM, Intel DG33BU motherboard with G33 chipset, XFX "Alpha Dog" 8800 512 Graphics Card, 750 W PS.
I was attempting to upgrade my audio to a Creative Labs Blaster 64mb card when.....I disabled the on-board audio drivers (RealTek) and followed the install instrutions to a "T". After performing a "clean boot", install and re-boot, I have no sound- from the speakers or headphones. I get the eror message --
"There is no active mixer devices available. To install mixer divices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware".
I have re-installed the audio drivers from the Intel web site, the problem persists. I would appriciate any assistance, as I need the sound on my machine for various software apps that I test. The Creative Labs software did not install as expected, so that was uninstalled and a support incident openned with them as well.