I needed to reinstall my OS due to creative unrelated issues. Once I had done this my 'X-Fi Fatal1ty Soundblaster' refused to install and instead I kept getting the message...
'Setup is unable to detect a supported product on your system. please ensure that your product is properly installed before running this setup program'
The card has been working for at least the past 4 months without any problems after a new driver update. If I put the card in the bottom slot (have to due to adding another VGA soon) it is just displayed as 'PCI-Device' in the device manager, if I try to install using any software I get the above message. If I put it into the other PCI slot it is recognised as a 'Multimedia Audio Controller' and when I try to install I still get the same message as stated above.
I have rebooted the computer about 100 times trying all sorts, everytime in the bottom PCI slot it is 'PCI-Device' and everytime in the top slot it is 'Multimedia Audio Controller' Once out of all these times in the top slot my computer recognised it and automatically installed the software without me doing anything (top slot) however as soon as it rebooted it was back to 'Multimedia Audio Controller' and the drivers were still installed in add/remove programs.
In the past I have had issues with on the occasional boot it did not think the card was there, but after antoher boot it would remember again, however that stopped a few months ago, since then the only problems I have had was that whenever I restarted my computer it would forget all the setting I had put in e.g. speaker amount, bass redirection...etc
Sound Card: X-fi Fatal1ty Soundblaster
Motherboard: P5N32-SLI SE DELUXE
Chipset: nForce 4 SLI X16 Intel v15.23
OS: Vista 64-bit