I have contacted both Dell and creative Labs and could no get any info on this. So I'll try this....
I have a Dell XPS 6000 Dimension desktop. Win XP. The sound card is a (Soundblaster 2ZS.) The integrated audio onboard is (RealtekAC 97 Audio.) I heard the Windows Startup theme,but when I play a song in Windows Media Player it tells me I have a sound problem,and I can still see the music visuals playing,but hear nothing. When I shut off my center speakers,and turn them back on,I hear the sound go on, but unable to play any music.
I went to Bios to see if the integrated Audio was on,and it was. ((I've had computers in the past where I had to go to Bios,disable the onboard Audio,so I could hear the Soundblaster.))
In Bios, I disabled the integrated Audio>rebooted> then no Windows startup music. I've checked all connections and any onboard programs that could be muted or turned down, but now there is no sound. I went back to BIOS and re-enabled the Realtek 97 onboard Audio.
I went to ADD/REMOVE programs and clicked on the Audigy Soundblaster, I did a repair and it loaded up to 99%,then asked me to put in Disk 1 for the ini.setup files????? Did they mean the DELL XPS 600 resource CD with the drivers/utilities/diagnostics? or the Dell Operating System CD? Is this a dangerous thing to do that could impact this computer? I would hate to mess anything up because it's out of warranty.
Could there be a conflict with the onboard Realtek 97 and the Soundblaster soundcard, or should they work together? Thank you to all who reply.