I don't belive you can have two active sound cards at the same time, go to device manager and disable the onboard sound and see if that clears up the soundblaster. Also, please do not post multiple times for the same problem
I have had the same problems, but been tinkering with Vista for awhile now and found out a solution. Assuming that Vista recognizes your card and it works fine with distortion, then the following should work well.
1. Go to Start > Control Panel and click on Classic
2. Double-click on Sound and single click on
3. With Speakers now hilighted, click on the
Configure button on the bottom left.
4. Assuming you have two speakers and subwoofer,
choose 7.1 Surround and click next.
5. On the next screen, uncheck everything but the
subwoofer and click Next.
6. This screen leave only the Front left and right
7. On the next screen, click Finished and back at the
Sound screen, just click OK.
8. Enjoy the sound!
I registered just for the same reason.Peto, I registered to thank you.
You 'fix' worked 100% for me.
I just installed Vista64 and have to buy a new graphics card. You saved me the sound card.
I have Soundblaster, Live sound card (wdm) - for those interested.
For those who instal Vista 64 and have my sound card, you will have to go through windows update,(before update ,I had no sound at all) and then try Peto's fix.