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SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

  1. #1


    Brad Guest

    SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    I recently upgraded to windows vista and my SD X-Fi no longer works. I've
    gone through every setting possible but there is no sound. Is there some
    special driver I need? Suggestions?

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  3. #2


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    Go here: http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/ and download the drivers
    for your product and it should work with no problems. It does need an
    updated Vista compatible driver.

    --

    Dustin Harper
    dharper@xxxxxx
    http://www.vistarip.com | Vista Resource & Information Page

    "Brad" <Brad@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:484E9A25-6388-4A2A-B368-3065E8AE4065@xxxxxx

    >I recently upgraded to windows vista and my SD X-Fi no longer works. I've
    > gone through every setting possible but there is no sound. Is there some
    > special driver I need? Suggestions?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    Yes, you need a Vista driver. 32bit for Vista x86 and 64bit for Vista x64.
    You don't give any information about your computer, the version of Vista, or
    the full id of the card so no one knows what you need.

    "Brad" <Brad@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:484E9A25-6388-4A2A-B368-3065E8AE4065@xxxxxx

    >I recently upgraded to windows vista and my SD X-Fi no longer works. I've
    > gone through every setting possible but there is no sound. Is there some
    > special driver I need? Suggestions?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Dwarf Guest

    RE: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    Hi Brad,

    You need the Vista driver for your specific card. The one you currently have
    is probably for XP and, as such, will not work in Vista. Since you didn't
    provide full details of your soundcard, I cannot provide a link to the
    specific driver. However, I provide a link to the Sound Blaster main page
    from Creative and you can work your way to the correct driver from there.
    Dwarf

    http://uk.europe.creative.com/produc...sp?category=1&

    "Brad" wrote:

    > I recently upgraded to windows vista and my SD X-Fi no longer works. I've
    > gone through every setting possible but there is no sound. Is there some
    > special driver I need? Suggestions?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Brad Guest

    RE: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    Thanks guys for the quick replies. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
    I'll try the latest drivers and let you know!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    dev Guest

    Re: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    /Brad/ said:

    > Thanks guys for the quick replies. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
    > I'll try the latest drivers and let you know!
    Don't expect the software utilities that came with the card to work in
    Vista - unless you have the upgrade disk...

    See
    us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=209&subcategory=677&product=16743

    for details. Also visit here...
    http://forums.creative.com/creativel...essage_id=2113

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Brad Guest

    RE: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    Unfortunately that did not work. It's been a while since I've attacked this
    problem and I remember trying the driver update a few months ago.

    If I remember correctly, the sound card worked for a while, but then I
    plugged in USB headphones and after a couple days of strange issues (the
    headphones not working for some apps, the speakers not working for others),
    the speakers stopped working completely.

    I've screwed around with the windows mixer app to try and get my SB X-Fi
    working correctly, and it shows volume and sound levels on the mixer, but
    nothing comes out of the speakers. I've tried other speakers as well.

    Thanks for the help guys.

    "Brad" wrote:

    > Thanks guys for the quick replies. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
    > I'll try the latest drivers and let you know!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Brad Guest

    RE: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    Oh and I have the Vista 64-bit version.

    "Brad" wrote:

    > Thanks guys for the quick replies. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
    > I'll try the latest drivers and let you know!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Cari \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista

    Physically remove the card, startup the PC without it in place, then turn
    off the PC and replace it... if you have another free slot, try it in that
    one.

    Then start the PC again and see if this time Vista gets it right.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
    www.coribright.com/windows

    "Brad" <Brad@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4B93163A-3332-45D5-B788-6132BACB04E2@xxxxxx

    > Unfortunately that did not work. It's been a while since I've attacked
    > this
    > problem and I remember trying the driver update a few months ago.
    >
    > If I remember correctly, the sound card worked for a while, but then I
    > plugged in USB headphones and after a couple days of strange issues (the
    > headphones not working for some apps, the speakers not working for
    > others),
    > the speakers stopped working completely.
    >
    > I've screwed around with the windows mixer app to try and get my SB X-Fi
    > working correctly, and it shows volume and sound levels on the mixer, but
    > nothing comes out of the speakers. I've tried other speakers as well.
    >
    > Thanks for the help guys.
    >
    > "Brad" wrote:
    >

    >> Thanks guys for the quick replies. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme
    >> Audio.
    >> I'll try the latest drivers and let you know!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    Dwarf Guest

    RE: SB X-Fi sound not working with Vista


    Hi Brad,

    Thanks for the information. I provide a direct link to the relevant download
    page for your convenience. Download and save all items on this page. You said
    in a previous post in this thread that the problem started shortly after
    using USB headphones. This is quite a good clue. Did you have to install any
    drivers for the headphones? If so, you will need to uninstall them.
    Personally, although I haven't tried any form of USB audio device, I don't
    recommend them unless you have no choice and I certainly wouldn't use them if
    you are not using the onboard audio. What appears to have happened is that
    you have some form of driver conflict on your system. Uninstall your current
    audio driver and then turn off your pc and remove the audio card. With the
    card removed, restart your system. Once again, turn off your pc, reinsert the
    card into a different slot (if available) and restart your system. This
    should force your system to redetect the card. At this point, a message
    should appear requesting that you load drivers for this device. Close this
    message and instead open the folder/file which you downloaded from my link
    previously. You are looking for a file with the name
    'XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0078.exe', and it is this file which contains the driver.
    Follow the instructions on the screen (for more details, click on the 'Show
    Details...'). You will probably need to restart your system to complete the
    installation, but check with the instructions.
    Dwarf

    http://uk.europe.creative.com/suppor...ct=0&x=28&y=18
    "Brad" wrote:

    > Oh and I have the Vista 64-bit version.
    >
    > "Brad" wrote:
    >

    > > Thanks guys for the quick replies. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
    > > I'll try the latest drivers and let you know!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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