Re: NEW! Sound Blaster Audigy 2.. Won't install.
DId your old computer had an existing sound card in it? I would delete the sound drivers and uninstall whatever software your older sound card came with and start from fresh with your new Audigy 2 card. I also disabled my onboard sound.
My Audigy 2 zs came with 3 CDs. One has all the driver and appications for it (THX setup, EAX Advanced HD, DVD Audio, etc. etc). The other 2 CD are mainly demo CDs to demonstrate the THX, DTS ES, Dolby Digital, EAX HD, and DVD Audio sound.
Once the Audigy 2 is installed, go online and make sure you download the right files pertaining to your sound card. Then install it and check volume controls.
ON a side note, I wasn't prompted for the new Hardware detected either. It didn't play any sound at all at first because nothing was installed. The drivers took care of it and plus the other applications help enhance the sound card features. That's why I don't bother with OEM products. Doesn't come with anything. I even have the digital connection, which I'm not using now but will setup in the future.
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