Hi, I Have just bought a new sound card, Creative sound Blaster X-fi extreme audio. The PCI Express version. I installed it and the software into my system no problems then after finishing all the installations I had to restart the computer. While I was installing the software I was playing some music without any troubles. sound was coming from the speakers and sounded very nice and all.
upon restart it decided that it didn't want to output sound despite the computer telling me it was (the graphic equalizer showed that sound was being played)

I have check the speakers. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software. i have taken the sound card out. installed the newest drivers. nothing seems to work. And yes the volume is turned up and the card is shown as active in playback devices. When looking in srs sandbox preferences tho it says the device is offline or its not listed.

Any help would be much appreciated

Windows 7 64bit
Asus Striker formula II
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200
2x2GB G.Skill ddr2 pc2-8000
Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB