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re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to Vista Ultimate

  1. #1


    Michael Katz Guest

    re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to Vista Ultimate

    Hey guys,

    I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate, and
    since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card. Though speakers
    are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service refuses to start,
    giving the error "0x80070002: The system cannot find the specified file."
    Needless to say, I have no clue what file can't be found... I've tried
    countless solutions, but none have worked so far.

    Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?

    Thanks.

    --
    Michael Katz [MVP '04-'06]


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  2. #2


    freddy Guest

    re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to

    Michael Katz,

    Check in Device Manager for indications of what the problem is. Device
    Manager includes options for reinstalling drivers, for updating drivers, and
    for other troubleshooting. If Device Manager indicates that all devices are
    functioning properly, then post back for other possible solutions.
    --
    freddy


    "Michael Katz" wrote:

    > Hey guys,
    >
    > I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate, and
    > since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card. Though speakers
    > are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service refuses to start,
    > giving the error "0x80070002: The system cannot find the specified file."
    > Needless to say, I have no clue what file can't be found... I've tried
    > countless solutions, but none have worked so far.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > Michael Katz [MVP '04-'06]
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Charles W Davis Guest

    Re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to Vista Ultimate

    Have you upgraded your Audigy software to be Vista compliant?
    "Michael Katz" <michaelk@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:42CDC81F-6C5D-46FB-9232-FDE09A93146E@microsoft.com...
    > Hey guys,
    >
    > I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate,
    > and since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card. Though
    > speakers are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service refuses
    > to start, giving the error "0x80070002: The system cannot find the
    > specified file." Needless to say, I have no clue what file can't be
    > found... I've tried countless solutions, but none have worked so far.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > Michael Katz [MVP '04-'06]



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Michael Katz Guest

    Re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to Vista Ultimate

    Hi Charles,

    I upgraded from another version of Vista. The drivers were already Vista
    compliant. Judging by a quick search on Google, I'm not the only one running
    into issues using this sound card with Ultimate.

    MK


    "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    news:A5681C3F-D324-4A3C-B0B8-1F7AFF444DC3@microsoft.com...
    > Have you upgraded your Audigy software to be Vista compliant?
    > "Michael Katz" <michaelk@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:42CDC81F-6C5D-46FB-9232-FDE09A93146E@microsoft.com...
    >> Hey guys,
    >>
    >> I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate,
    >> and since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card. Though
    >> speakers are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service refuses
    >> to start, giving the error "0x80070002: The system cannot find the
    >> specified file." Needless to say, I have no clue what file can't be
    >> found... I've tried countless solutions, but none have worked so far.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Michael Katz [MVP '04-'06]

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Michael Katz Guest

    Re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to

    Hi Freddy,

    There's nothing showing up in the Device Manager related to either my codecs
    or sound card. I'm going to try reinstalling again, but based on the past 17
    attempts, I'll venture a guess that it won't work this time either...

    MK


    "freddy" <fkirschen@tidalwave.net> wrote in message
    news:899ABB81-085D-4A54-9BCF-F21DED5134BC@microsoft.com...
    > Michael Katz,
    >
    > Check in Device Manager for indications of what the problem is. Device
    > Manager includes options for reinstalling drivers, for updating drivers,
    > and
    > for other troubleshooting. If Device Manager indicates that all devices
    > are
    > functioning properly, then post back for other possible solutions.
    > --
    > freddy
    >
    >
    > "Michael Katz" wrote:
    >
    >> Hey guys,
    >>
    >> I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate,
    >> and
    >> since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card. Though speakers
    >> are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service refuses to
    >> start,
    >> giving the error "0x80070002: The system cannot find the specified file."
    >> Needless to say, I have no clue what file can't be found... I've tried
    >> countless solutions, but none have worked so far.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Michael Katz [MVP '04-'06]
    >>



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Charles W Davis Guest

    Re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to Vista Ultimate

    Obviously, didn't read your post carefully. However, I had the same problem
    when installing Windows XP in 2002. I eventually returned to the onboard
    sound. Sorry to have been no help.
    "Michael Katz" <michaelk@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:761412A0-85EA-4392-BE0C-5323FE735DDC@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Charles,
    >
    > I upgraded from another version of Vista. The drivers were already Vista
    > compliant. Judging by a quick search on Google, I'm not the only one
    > running into issues using this sound card with Ultimate.
    >
    > MK
    >
    >
    > "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:A5681C3F-D324-4A3C-B0B8-1F7AFF444DC3@microsoft.com...
    >> Have you upgraded your Audigy software to be Vista compliant?
    >> "Michael Katz" <michaelk@mvps.org> wrote in message
    >> news:42CDC81F-6C5D-46FB-9232-FDE09A93146E@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hey guys,
    >>>
    >>> I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate,
    >>> and since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card. Though
    >>> speakers are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service
    >>> refuses to start, giving the error "0x80070002: The system cannot find
    >>> the specified file." Needless to say, I have no clue what file can't be
    >>> found... I've tried countless solutions, but none have worked so far.
    >>>
    >>> Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Michael Katz [MVP '04-'06]

    >>

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    dev Guest

    Re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading toVista Ultimate

    /Michael Katz/ said:
    >
    > I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate, and
    > since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card. Though speakers
    > are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service refuses to start,
    > giving the error "0x80070002: The system cannot find the specified file."
    > Needless to say, I have no clue what file can't be found... I've tried
    > countless solutions, but none have worked so far.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?


    Perhaps not your issue, but I run Audigy 4 here and its drivers failed
    to load when Vista was upgraded from the RC2 release.

    Been a while, but I recall that an install of the latest Vista-compliant
    driver from Creative was the fix, and all has worked well since - though
    software utilities bundled with the card do not.

    Possible help here...
    http://forums.creative.com/creativel...essage_id=2113

    Also visit...
    http://us.creative.com/support/kb/ar...?l=3&sid=14186
    Title: Windows Vista - Driver Availability Chart

    http://us.creative.com/support/kb/ar...?l=3&sid=28037
    Title: Vista? Walkthrough

    http://us.creative.com/support/kb/ar...?l=3&sid=25937
    Title: Audio in Windows Windows Vista?

    http://us.creative.com/support/kb/ar...p?l=3&sid=9286
    Title: Sound Blaster is Windows Vista? Ready FAQ


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Michael Katz Guest

    Re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to Vista Ultimate

    No worries You tried... I'm hoping that they have a solution at some
    point, because I may have to downgrade (if that's even possible), and I like
    Ultimate thus far.

    MK


    "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    news:EFC836C5-6561-4AF8-9367-F96EDE77E75E@microsoft.com...
    > Obviously, didn't read your post carefully. However, I had the same
    > problem when installing Windows XP in 2002. I eventually returned to the
    > onboard sound. Sorry to have been no help.
    > "Michael Katz" <michaelk@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:761412A0-85EA-4392-BE0C-5323FE735DDC@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi Charles,
    >>
    >> I upgraded from another version of Vista. The drivers were already Vista
    >> compliant. Judging by a quick search on Google, I'm not the only one
    >> running into issues using this sound card with Ultimate.
    >>
    >> MK
    >>
    >>
    >> "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:A5681C3F-D324-4A3C-B0B8-1F7AFF444DC3@microsoft.com...
    >>> Have you upgraded your Audigy software to be Vista compliant?
    >>> "Michael Katz" <michaelk@mvps.org> wrote in message
    >>> news:42CDC81F-6C5D-46FB-9232-FDE09A93146E@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Hey guys,
    >>>>
    >>>> I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista
    >>>> Ultimate, and since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card.
    >>>> Though speakers are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
    >>>> service refuses to start, giving the error "0x80070002: The system
    >>>> cannot find the specified file." Needless to say, I have no clue what
    >>>> file can't be found... I've tried countless solutions, but none have
    >>>> worked so far.
    >>>>
    >>>> Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Michael Katz [MVP '04-'06]
    >>>

    >>

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Michael Katz Guest

    Re: Sound Blaster Audigy codec no longer working when upgrading to Vista Ultimate

    Doesn't look like there's anything there that will help right now. I think
    my issue is linked to SigmaTel as well, though I don't quite understand how
    this has occurred after an install to another version of Vista. You'd think
    that keeping the same OS would prevent compatibility issues, but I guess
    not. Lesson learned: NEVER BUY CREATIVE.

    MK


    "dev" <dev@null.invalid> wrote in message
    news:ugZ4w6xmHHA.960@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > /Michael Katz/ said:
    >>
    >> I recently upgraded my system from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate,
    >> and
    >> since that time, I have been unable to use my sound card. Though speakers
    >> are detected, the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service refuses to
    >> start,
    >> giving the error "0x80070002: The system cannot find the specified file."
    >> Needless to say, I have no clue what file can't be found... I've tried
    >> countless solutions, but none have worked so far.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else experienced this issue and actually fixed it?

    >
    > Perhaps not your issue, but I run Audigy 4 here and its drivers failed
    > to load when Vista was upgraded from the RC2 release.
    >
    > Been a while, but I recall that an install of the latest Vista-compliant
    > driver from Creative was the fix, and all has worked well since - though
    > software utilities bundled with the card do not.
    >
    > Possible help here...
    > http://forums.creative.com/creativel...essage_id=2113
    >
    > Also visit...
    > http://us.creative.com/support/kb/ar...?l=3&sid=14186
    > Title: Windows Vista - Driver Availability Chart
    >
    > http://us.creative.com/support/kb/ar...?l=3&sid=28037
    > Title: Vista? Walkthrough
    >
    > http://us.creative.com/support/kb/ar...?l=3&sid=25937
    > Title: Audio in Windows Windows Vista?
    >
    > http://us.creative.com/support/kb/ar...p?l=3&sid=9286
    > Title: Sound Blaster is Windows Vista? Ready FAQ
    >



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