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Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX sound card

Q: Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX sound card

I'm looking to buy the Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX sound card, but I'm not sure how compatible it is with my current system, which is an HP Pavilion 7960. It says you need an available adjacent slot to the PCI card for the Audigy extension, which I don't know what it means.

Also, I saw a picture of it online and I see that it comes with two cards and a black box. I figure that one card is supposed to be the actual sound card, and the other is this mysterious Audigy extension. But what is the black box?

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A: Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX sound card

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Hi,

I recently purchased the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX and am having problems getting it to actually play any audio or record any sound.

I've browsed other threads with similar issues on this board and as such have disabled my motherboards onboard audio in my BIOS settings, have reinstalled the drivers from disc and from the Creative website, and even attempted to use Driverpack Online to download any missing drivers. However my problem still persists.

I can see that the Sound Blaster Audigy FX is present on the sound option on the control panel, but it never actually plays any sound. Additionally, whenever I try to play a test sound in the speakers advanced properties I am returned with the error "Failed to play test tone".

I've included a few screenshots that might help make things a bit more clear, and I'd be very appreciative of any help I can get with this issue.

Specifications


Audio under Speccy


The playback menu, speaker properties, and the error I am returned with when I attempt to test the speakers


Recording menu

A:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX Sound Card, no playback/recording

First thing, I assume you have correctly attached your speakers to the new SoundBlaster.

As you have a separate sound card, did you disable any on-board (on the motherboard) audio in the BIOS? If not, that is the first step. The on-board, is still enabled, can conflict with the SoundBlaster.

Also, temporarily disable the AMD HD audio in the Device Manager for testing (the AMD is for HDMI audio). Reboot after doing this.

Finally, although this has may not have any affect on playback, the default recording device should be the SoundBlaster "What You Hear". In the Recording sound panel, RIGHT click in an empty area and then check to show Disconnected and Disabled devices. If the SoundBlaster was installed correctly What You Hear should now show up and you can enable it and make it the default recording device.

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I installed windows 7 a little while ago but i cant seem to get a driver that will recognize my sound card. the computer doesnt think its installed correctly but when i was using Xp it was just fine. ive tried another PCI slot but no such luck. all of the drivers i have tried tell me that they dont see that i have the product on my computer.

anyone having the same problem ?

A:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 24bit Sound Card

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Windows Vista/Windows 7 Drivers version 2.18.0017

Creative ALchemy 1.41.02
Creative Audio Console 1.31.10
Creative Graphic Equalizer 2.00.65
Creative Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.00.03
Creative DDL License Activation 1.00.04
Creative MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78
Creative EAX Console 3.00.56
Creative SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.00
Creative Speaker Settings 2.00.60

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Hi, I've been having a couple of weeks of a nasty crashing problem, which started with virtual drivers instability, faulty ram, and overheating graphics card. All factors of those eliminated, and now I am down to multiple crashes of a strange nature.

Specifically, the computer is showing all signs of being healthy and stable, passing all stability tests I threw at it and the memtest for the ramstick. But it crashes, randomly, during video games without regards for the strain on the system by that video game. After asking around, it was determined that the crash isolated to a:

System Error Category (102) Event 1003

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 f45b7a0f, parameter3 ba4618d8, parameter4 00000000.
According to the guy who examined the only minidump I got from those crashes (I got several, in fact, but this is the only crash that was registered on the system log with a minidump after I put in my single working stick of ram; all others occurred at what I definitely know to be faulty ram now), the crash was caused specifically by this: (the minidump is in the attachment if anyone cares to look at it)

ha10kx2k.sys

Which I was told a driver for the SB0090 Audigy Platinum Sound Card I have in my computer. I tried removing the remnants of the driver fully, using first the control panel, then the device manager, then my software CD with a setup utility that supposedly removes all creative related drivers.

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A:Creative SB0090 Audigy Platinum Sound Card driver trouble

My guess is that your memory is inadequate for the job. You will do better with 1 GB, or more, and perhaps faster memory.
That board will handle 2 GB, so the more the better. Especially when gaming.
 

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Hello;

I'm trying to make my "Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum ex" works on Windows 7 64 bits, I did install the most new version of the drivers provided by Creative Labs, it seems like it is installed without any problems....the Device Manager shows all drivers are installed correctly...when I run the audio test the graphic moves like if the soundcard actually works but the real thing is: THERE IS NO SOUND!!, I have done all the tests that Creative labs recommends in their page but I got nothing, please could somebody help me to make this sound card works??

Thank you!

A:Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum ex does not sound in Win7x64

That is an old sound card and what Creative calls a "legacy" card. Do you have the SB set as the default audio playback device?

Do you have any integrated audio (on the motherboard) devices enabled? If you do, disable that in the BIOS as it can conflict.

Try reseating the sound card (with the PC off) and see if that makes any difference.

Have you tried plugging a headset into the GREEN speaker jack on the rear of the card, in case your speakers are the fault?

Also, please fill in the My System Specs as it helps us to try and help you.

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Here's My Story - For (2) years my Creative Audigy Platinum Sound Card has been working great, O/S upgraded through WIN98SE, WIN2000Pro, and WINXPPro - all great until the other day when I downloaded and installed what I thought was a driver update. Enough said about that mistake. OK, I reinstall the driver - its there, I can even play my MP3 files with WINAMP, just like always, however this error message appears"Unable to initialize audio device, please check to see if you have a sound card installed properly" - go into the system, click on properties and XP says everything working fine - but I'm convinced this is an XP problem, for instance no sound comes from the speakers when you first start up, no sound comes from my DVD player. This is probably to much rambling but does anyone have a flash here, ever experienced this sort of problem. Any suggestions, as always are appreciated.

Thanks
Bill
 

A:Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum

have you not tried uninstalling and reinstalling soundblaster. ?
 

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Hello,
I recently built a new computer. Everything fired up and is running just fine! My sound card arrived later and I cannot seem to get it to work. I plugged it into the PCIe Slot with a little difficulty. The metal bar that faces out the back of my PC was wedged between my mobo and case.
When I booted my computer up it told me it detected a new PCIe card and that I needed to enter my BIOS to switch from PCIe 2&4 to PCIe 2&4 and Front USB 3.0. Not sure what that meant, but I hit DEL to enter my BIOS. I went in and couldn't figure out what to change so I saved and Exited. My computer booted up fine but did not detect my sound card.
When I had the card plugged into the PCIe slot, the screw hole on the metal bar didn't align with my case so I had to used a little force to get it aligned and screwed in. Ive tried unplugging and plugging the card back in, but I never get the message that a new PCIe card is detected and my computer doesn't recognize a sound card.
Could it be when I move it over to plug in the card isn't all the way in the slot? Could the long metal bar on the card be the problem? How would I rectify that? Am I missing a setting in my BIOS? I am trying to install the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy RX into an ASUS z270E Mobo. The PCIe slot I am using is the only one available as my 1080 Ti is blocking 2 others and the 1st PCIe slot wont fit it either due to the mobo.

Thank you for any help!
 

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Hello,

I've installed Windows 7 on my desktop with dual boot to Vista. Everything's been working fine but I haven't been able to properly setup my sound-card to function properly. As of now, I currently have no sound and I've been through many different drivers from the Creative website.

I've also tried running them in compatibility mode with Windows Vista and Windows XP SP3.

I am currently getting this error message under the "Device Status" In Device Manager, "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)".

Windows has been automatically installing the driver version 5.12.1.2004 dated June 13 2007.

Can anyone please help me with this issue? It is currently ruining my Windows 7 experience!

A:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy LS Not Working

Go to this page and look at the latest drivers for your product. There is a newer Vista driver that you should try.

Creative Worldwide Support > Audigy LS (SE)

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I recently purchased a CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy.

I was looking for a Stereo Mix or What u Hear Option in my Recording Devices, and could not see any option to use those recording Devices. I have 'Show disabled Devices' and 'Show disconnected Devices' Ticked, yet nothing shows up.

The only options that are avaliable are:
Line-In
Microphone
Auxilary
S/PDIF-In

I'm wanting to stream music on Ventrilo, and if its not possible to use Stereo Mix or What u Hear, is it possible to use another method using the other 4 options that are avaliable?

My current OS is Vista 64-Bit Home Edition. I have Windows 7 but not wanting to install it till i have my new External HDD.

Any Ideas or options that i havent seen? or is it simply, you cannot use Stereo Mix or What u Hear on this soundcard?

Thanks for your time.

//Soulix
 

A:No Stereo Mix on my Creative Sound Blaster Audigy?

Oh and all my Drivers are up to date, i did the updates immediatly when i installed it.
 

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hey everyone,

i am just about to purchase a creative sound blaster audigy 2 ZS 7.1 sound card. the thing is i have to buy speakers to go with it and i was wondering if 5.1 (Creative Inspire 5.1 T5900) surround speakers would be compatible with a 7.1 surround sound card. lol i dont want to open them both up on christmas and find they dont connect properly

thanks everyone
 

A:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS question

Yes it's no problem you'll just use one less speaker output, and set it up as 5.1 in the SB utility. Wiring schematic is included in both the sound card and speakers.
 

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i have just downloaded the ones that stormy showed and i also downloaded from the creative website itself. i have installed and reinstalled and restared my computer many times and still no luck what so ever. all it says is that there is no audio output device installed when actually i have installed the newest drivers and have updated as much as possible. this is making me very angry please some1 tell me what i need to do b/c what i am trying is not working at all.

A:creative sound blaster audigy se drivers

Hi Kovans,

The first thing i would try is boot in 'Safe Mode' and run 'Device Manager'. Then, uninstall ALL sound devices you find. Next, right-click 'Computer' from the start menu & select properties, then 'Advanced system settings' and under Hardware click 'Device Installation Settings' and make sure that 'Yes, do this automatically (recommended)' is selected. Next restart the machine. When Windows reboots it will start the 'New Hardware detected' wizard, and will check Windows Update to see if the drivers are available.

Once this is done you may/will need to install the latest drivers from the creative website in 'Cpmatability' mode for Vista/XP depending of the drivers you download.

Hope this helps




Jeff

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Hi

Does this sound card take normal 2.1 speakers and not hi fi speakers etc

Many Thanks

A:Creative sound blaster X-fi FATAL1TY Platinum question

Yes, you can use standard 2.1 Computer Speakers. You need powered speakers (ones that have their own built in power amplifier). Standard Hi Fi or Stereo Speakers do not have built in amplifiers and will not work (or if they do it will be very low volume).

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The sound on my computer recently started cutting out for 5 seconds every few minutes for no reason and the sound quality was really bad. I thought it might be wise to reinstall the driver but after I did so I'm left with no sound whatsoever. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall quite a few times since but no luck. I've never had this sort of problem before so I don't know what sort of extra info I need to give but I will be happy to carry out any instructions anyone has for me.

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Problem

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy series driver 2.18.0017

   Information

Release date : 9 Apr 10
This download is a driver providing Microsoft? Windows? 7, Windows Vista? and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster? Audigy? series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
Fixes:
Resolves the following issues:

Audio device driver files are not removed completely when uninstalling from Windows Device Manager.Sound Blaster Audigy audio device does not appear in the Encoder tab of Audio Control Panel.Unable to run 64-bit version of ASIO software.Device error caused by enabling audio enhancements.Incorrect speaker configuration shown in Audio Control Panel.System unable to shut down when Dolby? Digital Live is enabled in Windows 7.Passthrough of Dolby/DTS? audio does not work with Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7.Speaker settings in Audio Control Panel are not in sync with Microsoft Speaker Setup in Windows 7 64-bit.System becomes unstable when uninstalling the audio device driver in Windows 7 64-bit.


   Information

This download supports the following audio devices only:

Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX seriesSound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and V... Read more

A:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy series driver 2.18.0017

Originally Posted by Airbot


Creative Sound Blaster Audigy series driver 2.18.0017



   Information

Release date : 9 Apr 10
This download is a driver providing Microsoft? Windows? 7, Windows Vista? and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster? Audigy? series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.


Fixes:
Resolves the following issues:

Audio device driver files are not removed completely when uninstalling from Windows Device Manager.Sound Blaster Audigy audio device does not appear in the Encoder tab of Audio Control Panel.Unable to run 64-bit version of ASIO software.Device error caused by enabling audio enhancements.Incorrect speaker configuration shown in Audio Control Panel.System unable to shut down when Dolby? Digital Live is enabled in Windows 7.Passthrough of Dolby/DTS? audio does not work with Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7.Speaker settings in Audio Control Panel are not in sync with Microsoft Speaker Setup in Windows 7 64-bit.System becomes unstable when uninstalling the audio device driver in Windows 7 64-bit.

   Information

This download supports the following audio devices only:

Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX seriesSound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value seriesSound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro seriesSound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Z... Read more

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Hi,
I'm working on husband's pc, it is an HP Media Ctr. set up. Pavilion 4100e. We had to do a System Restore when pc was over run with virus/trojan infections. SR resulted in some lost Driver/Controller files, including ethernet and sound card. I have recovered all Driver/Controller files-- and everything is working except for sound.

I have uninstalled Creative Audigy Audio Processor (through Device Manager) and reinstalled (through Found New Hardware). I have run dxdiag, only to find "device cannot start" under problem devices/sound card.

Any suggestions on how to get this to work again? I cannot use System Restore to go back to when it was working, because that would take me back to all the virus/trojan infections and nothing was working.

Any help would be appreciated~

Thanks,

Tricia
 

A:No sound/Sound card not found-- Creative Audigy error

what OS does it have
 

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I recently bought a sound blaster 5.1 VX...................while the computer tries to install the drivers for it the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH appears....................I checked for some posts n replies but no clues.................i downloaded the latest drivers compatible with windows 7 (which I use) the same problem comes again...................plz do reply.



System Config: Windows 7
2 gb Ram
Core 2 Duo
 

A:Sound Blaster 5.1 vx, Sound Card, Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 VX

It might be a conflict with your onboard sound (if you have some)?

I know this can happen because i have a Sound blaster 5.1 myself, and it likes to throw a BSOD now and again with my onboard Realtek audio.
 

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I have a audigy 2 zs platinum sound card in my system. I read that this sound card is quite good with the quality that it produces. However, when I plug in my $100 microphone to the sound card and start recording my voice, it wasn't what I expected. The sound wasn't clear, sharp, and quality was much less than what a cheap sound studio can produce. Obviously something must be missing I'm sure, but I don't know what. Here are a few problems. I have to turn the volume knob really high to even get some decent sound into Adobe Audition program. Now when I turned the volum really high this also increases the noise level. In addition, it sounds terribly bad on the head phone live. Once it's recorded, the sound was decent, there are some noise to it as well, compare to when it's live. Now, here's what I want. I want to have a clear and sharp sound just like when you hear a comercial on an FM radio. Any suggestion on how to fix it or what I am missing and/or need is much appreciated.

ljCharlie
 

A:Audigy 2 zs platinum sound card

Perhaps you have your microphone connected in the wrong jack, or it isn't plugged in all the way. This can cause crappy sound and low volume.

You might also want to check your Windows volume settings, and make sure your Microphone levels aren't muted or turned down.

Something is definitely amiss here, the voice playback is crystal clear with a Soundblaster Live! and the cheap microphone that came with some of the various bundles...Your card should be doing some serious sound... crystal...izing?

Theres nothing like making up your own term.
 

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I have put this sound card in and when windows starts up it play this little sound after the windows clip, and i dont want it to play. how can i turn it off!.
Thanks
 

A:Creative Sound Blaster Sound Card

You have to go to creative eax in the start menu and in the lower right hand corner there is a little blue box with eax on it ,click on the little thing that looks like a page in the box and you can dissable it there.
 

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ok, im thinking about upgrading to the audigy 2 plat and some nice surround sound speakers. although the speakers im looking at (klipsch 5.1 ultras) are expensive and do have some limitations. i noticed the audigy 2 plat has optical ins and outs...if i buy a home audio surround sound receiver along with speakers will it come out in true surround sound?

i know with a normal sound card without the opticals all its gonna be is 2 channel.

is it more worth it to go with klipsch 5.1 ultras...or invest a bit more for a home audio surround sound setup?

any input would be nice thanks
 

A:question about the AUDIGY 2 ZS PLATINUM sound card

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Hi
I have a SB audigy Platinum soundcard and a logitech 5.1 speaker system.
I have my soundcard mixer set to 5.1, my wires are connected properly ( I try optical and analog jacks and the same problem occurs).

My problem is that I only have stereo sound (front and sub). I do a test withthe creative mixer, and there is only silence for the center and rear speakers. I tested my logitech speakers with it's own testing button and they show pink noise on all 5 speakers.

What is going on? I updated the drivers, and I still have the same problem...
 

A:Audigy platinum sound card: Stereo only

I'm desperate for help since Creative labs is not helping out anymore.
 

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I was just sitting by the computer, whatching a movie when all of a sudden i could only hear from my left speaker. I tried to re-install the audio card, but it didnt work. So i tried to use my integrated audio card, i went into the bios and i activated it and when i tried to install drivers, it said that no AC97 card can be found on your computer. What is wrong?
 

A:Sound card error, Audigy 2 Platinum ZS and AC97

Before you go through that did you try tapping/turning your volume knob on the speakers themselves? It could be possible that you have bad pots and sometimes playing with the volume knob will bring the other speakers back into play. I know I'm not addressing your question but I think it's worth a try
 

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I have been unable to find pin out locations for my front headphones and mic jacks for this new card with no help from creative that I can find
 

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my computer, an AMD Processor with a SIS chipset (ill post the full setup info later, if needed), boots up fine if i dont have the card it. But when I put in the Sound Blaster card it freezes up at the BIOS...never gets to windows. Anyone know anything about this? it might have something to do with IRQ's...

thanx in advance.
 

A:Problem with a Sound Blaster Audigy Mp3 + card

You really need to try another sound card or alternatively try your card in a different machine.
Freezing at the BIOS is a definite hardware fault. IRQ's are assigned through windows and the machine would still boot through the BIOS.
If the BIOS is set to factory defaults, you have to assume that the card is faulty or not compatible with motherboard (unlikely !).
 

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Hi,
I recently was given an Hp 503w and plan on using it in my home recording studio. But, when I put in my Creative Audigy2 ZS Gamer sound card, or SB0350, I never hear anything from any of the outputs but the digital out, which only gives me a loud whizzing sound. I have downloaded every driver off the web and I still hear nothing. I checked on Creative's website, but all they tell me to do is check if my sound is set on "digital output only." But, after I followed all of the instructions, my window does not have a box to check. I also checked and windows says that there is no conflict with my other hardware. I'm using windows XP 32bit, with ableton live lite, amplitube vst, fender fuse, dynex usb 2.0 pcci card 40gb hdd, 512mb ram, and a Intel Celeron 1.7GHz processor.
Please tell me if there's a physical problem or if I need to do anything.

Thanks,
Josiah
 

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anyone know a good sound card (Like not over 80$) that will work with my Dell Demension E310 that can run some of the "latest games" (because this term has been way overused in the forums) (I'm speaking especially for games like COD, the Battlefield Series, etc. I have (or am close to getting) a good graphic card but don't really know much about sound cards. My computer only has the Integrated Audio Card on the mobo and i don't know whether i need to update. On a game box i have, it says the "sound card should be DX 9.0c compatible," but, unlike many graphic card reviews, cards on NewEgg and the Creative website don't specify whether its DX compatible. I don't want anything expensive (over 100$) or macho. Just something to get me by. Thanks to all who reply!
 

A:Buying a new Creative Sound Blaster card

dx has nothing to do with sound, so forget about that
if you really feel like buying a new spu, you can get the Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic for less than 100$
be wary that Vista support isn't so good for it yet (or so I've heard)
 

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Hello,
I just installed a creative 5.1 channel soundblaster soundcard. The problem is that when I connect it up to my 5.1 sound system, the subwoofer is not working. Everything else is working, including the centre speaker which uses the same jack as the subwoofer.

Here are the details:
Sound card: Creative SoundBlaster 5.1 It has 4 jacks, 3 is for output (Front, Rear, Centre/Sub) and the other one is for line in and microphone.

Sound System: iBall booster 5.1

i have checked all the connection

I tested the speakers with a 5.1 dvd player. Everything is working, including the subwoofer.

I dont know why the subwoofer is not working when I connect it to the sound card.
 

A:Creative 5.1 sound blaster card not working

Download and install the latest drivers for your card from Creative's website
 

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My daughter has a Dell 4600 desktop running Windows XP and the hard drive crashed. I purchase a new Seagate 160 GB SATA hard drive to replace the bad one. After putting in the new hard drive, I used the Dell Reinstallation CD to install Windows XP Home Edition.

When I try to install the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 drivers and application software I get a message that says "Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster Audigy 2 on your system."

I have removed and reinstalled the sound card which did not help.

Device Manager shows the following:

Sound, video & game controller:
Audio codecs
Legacy audio drivers
Legacy video capture devices
Media contrl devices
Video codecs

?Other Devices
?ethernet controller
?PCI modem
?SM bus controller
?Video controller (VGA compatable)

Properties for each item in ?Other Devices indicates "Drivers for this device are not installed."

In the BIOS the settings are as follows:
Intergrated Devices (LegacySelect Options)
Sound off
Network interface controller on
Mouse port on
USB emulations on
USB controller on
Serial port 1 auto
Parallel port enter
Diskette interface auto
Primary video controller auto
Onboard video buffer 1 MB

Dell support and Dell forums and Creative Labs (Sound Blaster) support and forums were no help at all.

I hope somone has any solution.
 

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The Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio card works fine in Windows 8. The drivers for Windows 7 work without any problem and the Creative updater and control panel also work as they should in Windows 8. The drivers can be downloaded here for the X-Fi Xtreme Audio card - Creative Worldwide Support > Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio


BETA DRIVERS:

June 28, 2012

X-Fi Beta drivers for Windows 8.

Creative Worldwide Support

A:Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio card

sounds like music to my ears...but unfortunetally doesn't work for me. from beginning of w8 my card is unvisible. any ideas please?

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I have the above sound card in my computer. But when I put a DVD Audio disc into the disc player it does not recognise it. Also when I try to call up any of the settings it tells me that the audio device supported by this application is not supported. My computer is running Windows 7 profesional 64 bit and plays all other formats but I believe it uses Realtek HD Audio Manager. Are they conflicting or is there anything I can do to get the Audigy sound card functioning correctly?

A:Creative sounder blaster audigy card.

Hi there,

I don't think it's the Sound card. It might be the codec problem. Or something wrong with the drive. Does it happens to all the DVD audio disk ? Or is it just this specific one ?

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Unable to Record

My sound card stopped working about a month ago on my Dell computer which uses Windows 98.

A friend, who was temporarily in town, installed a Creative Sound Blaster card, (AWE 64 -16bit) which he no longer needed, in my computer. During installation, it asked for the Windows 98 disk. After installation was complete the sound card appeared to be working. I was able to play songs using Windows Media Player.

This morning I tried to record an MP3.

I opened the Volume Control window and was able to adjust the Master Volume Control for Playback but when I switched to the Recording Control panel, the Master Volume control was washed out.

When I clicked Options | Properties, clicked Recording then clicked OK to open the Recording Control window, the Master Recording Volume control was not working. It was washed out. The volume controls for MIDI, CD Audio, Line In, Microphone and PC Speaker were all working properly. The Select boxes were all checked.

I would appreciate any help on my recording problem.

Richard

[email protected]
 

A:Creative Sound Blaster Card Installed -- Plays But Can't Record

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Bit confused as ive read that when u use the SPDIF output on soundcards they will not process the audio but act as a through put. If your watching a dvd in 7.1 sound then thats fine by me, but if i'm playing music in mp3 connected to a stereo using the spdif cable just for stereo sound output, will the card process the sound so i can use effects like the new Crystalizer to improve mp3 sounds ?

Great card from what ive read but why they never included connectors for front pc case audio jacks is just an oversight, albeit an intentional 1 to make people by the breakout box.

A:Im thinking of getting a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music card

Nice enough card, but Id recommend the Auzentech Prelude. Most highly praised card in the audio community and well worth the money IMO>

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Hi,

I am hoping someone has the answer for my problem as I have searched everywhere and tried a lot to fix the issue. The issue I have is that I don't have any Bass control or Bass Boost options available. I have tried removing the drivers many different ways even in safe mode and even used driver sweeper and repeated the steps several times and installed the OEM drivers from the cd which had a nice interface for the audio but didnt seem to work when i enabled anything. Once I update the drivers it removes the old control panel and audio console and just replaces it with the creative control panel which has all the other options for EAX, equalizer etc but nothing for Bass Boost or adjust the Bass setting. I know it was there before upon installing the drivers from the CD, so why has it gone now?
I have contacted Creative and they were of no use, all they gave me was links to their drivers. Is there a problem with creative drivers? Ive noticed a similar issue I had with my previous Audigy ZS card where I lost the nice creative mixer and was stuck with just the windows mixer but was fine as I at least had access to the bass and treble controls which I am more interested in.

I hope someone can help as this is a new card and I have tried all the drivers. Also the update program is kind of confusing as it also picks up an older driver as well as new and highlight both as critical which doesn't make sense to install the older 1 then new but I tried that way and even avoided it ... Read more

A:Creative sound blaster X-FI audio card PCI Express - Options Missing

I don't have an answer for you, but you need to post the exact model Xfi that you have. That will help someone else to try and help you.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 105.6

Which is better, the Audigy SE or the Live 24? Please help!
 

A:Sound Blaster Audigy SE vs Sound Blaster Live 24?

I got the Sound Blaster Live! 24. It is really good, but the bass is a little loud.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 105.2

It makes it sound like the only way to get sound from all of your speakers is to enable cmss and click that top option. The only way I can get sound from all of my speakers is to enable the bottom option. What is the deal, and am I getting the best/worst sound in the way I am doing it?
 

A:Sound from all of my speakers (Sound Blaster Live, Audigy)

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RELEVANCY SCORE 105.2

I installed a Sound Blaster Audigy Fx to run digital communication with my ham radio gear. After installing the SB the original IDT ports don't work. The IDT does not show in the Deives Manager. I tried down loading the IDT drivers but got a message not compatable and download failed.  I have done this on other HP computers I have owned with no problem.Thank you any help you can give me. LarryC4 

A:On board sound gone after installing Sound Blaster Audigy Fx...

Hi: See if your BIOS has an onboard audio setting. If it does, it may have automatically gone to disabled when you installed the add on video card. Check the options you have for the onboard audio setting. If it is on Auto or Disabled, change it to Enabled, save the setting where you made the change, and again when you exit. The sound should work on both devices then. And if the audio card doesn't work with the onboard audio setting on enabled, then change it to Auto if the onboard setting had been on disabled.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 104.4

Hello. I installed a new Creative Sound Blaster Zx sound card and installed the drivers from the CD and have found that the controls/features from the Z-Series control panel are not activating. The video within the control panel itself runs but there is no sound. Windows shows there is sound playing from it though but nothing can be heard. Do I need to turn something else on or adjust more audio settings somewhere?

As another note, before I was able to install the drivers from the cd itself, Windows had automatically installed something after recognizing the new hardware, then I ran the driver CD. I also had a previous external sound blaster audio card/driver that I was using before.

Thank you for the help. Have a great day!

Screenshot of Issue:
 

A:Creative Sound Blaster Zx Z-Series control Panel = no sound

What OS are you using.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

Hello,
Well, my audio drivers and system seems completely fried. Earlier this week, I updated my Creative X-Fi Sound Blaster drivers to the July 30, 2009 update. I restarted and everything got messed up. Mouse drivers dead, display drivers dead, audio drivers dead,
internet drivers dead. Unfortunately, I thought that it was just the audio drivers that were causing the problem. As a result, I fiddled around with the audio drivers and audio control panel a bit too much, and most of them got deleted. I then tried installing
the 7-30-2009 update again, and I got a BSOD as a result. I performed a system restore and got back to the state right before I installed. It was around then that I discovered that it was not just the audio drivers messing everything up, but rather a complete
failure of various drivers due to the audio driver installation. I fixed my mouse, display, and internet drivers by reloading them via device manager. But the audio didn't work. Apparently something I'd fiddled around with earlier messed it up. Luckily, I
discovered that most of my drivers and programs had been backed up, so I restored those drivers and audio programs back to where they were supposed to be. I reloaded, nothing. System restore won't work, as I unfortunately seem to not have any restore points
from before the disaster.
If I delete all drivers for the device via device manager, I get an audio device called High Definition Audio Device, which is actually my X-Fi, and it seems aft... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

im trying t o figure out if i should use my on-board sound card or the Audigy se

I run vista
the board is a geforce8200a with IDT High definitiont audio device
and i want to know if by adding the Audigy SE will it improve my system performance or down grade it

2 gb of ram
2.8 ghz processor dual core

any other info just ask
 

A:Sound Blaster Audigy SE or on-board sound?

ok you will need to download this program because there are a few motherboards that use that

http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz_147.zip

than after you have downloaded it right click on the file and hit extract or it might say unzip than open the extracted folder if it doesn't do that automatically than run cpuz. after its finished loading look at the top and click the tab that says mainboard than write down the information it says about your motherboard than post it here and that should make it easier to tell you which is better.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

This may help others having the same problem... After spending a whole evening trying to get sound from a successful installation of the sound card and driver, I decided to give it one more attempt. the next morning (with a fresh brain) . Here's what I did differently to get it to work...

PRIOR TO INSTALLATION...
Disabled Auto Installation of Drivers
Disabled Virus Protection and Firewall
Disabled Onboard Audio (BIOS)

INSTALLATION
Installed Sound Card
Installed Standalone Driver SB24_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090
Opened Sound Control Panel > Speaker Properties > Custom and selected Digital Output Only (my speakers are digital) omit this if your speakers are analog

Hope this helps!
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

I just bought a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value and ive been having problems with Halo on the Pc. When i turn on Hardware Accelaration the sound is better than software but when its on i shoot a weapon and the sounds cuts on and off. Its annoying. So when the videos play i can hear talking sometimes and sometimes not. So whats could be wrong. Any Suggestions. Here are my System Specs: (just built)
MOBO: Forgot brand it think its MSI or ASUS but dont want to look for it.
CPU:AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Mem:1024MB of DDR-RAM
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro 256MB
HD:2xWD Raptor 74GB in RAID0
Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value (when for this one because i ran out of money on other components.)
PS:430W Antec
 

A:Sound Problems with Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

The first thing I would do is install the latest driver. Maybe you did this already but you didn't mention it. If you did and it isn't working, maybe an older driver might work.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 102.4

Hello,

I am going to be purchasing a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro sound card and a Creative GigaWorks S750 7.1 Speaker System and I was wondering, if the X-Fi Elite Pro comes with its own control and in/out console box, and if I connect the sound card to the console box, how exactly do I connect the console box to the GigaWorks S750 subwoofer so I could have the full 7.1 surround sound feel to my room? And do I need the console box connected to the sound card at all to get the 7.1 surround sound quality?

Thanks

These are good reviews of the X-Fi Elite Pro sound card -These reviews also show you and explain to you what the connections are and what cables come with the Sound Card
http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/creative_sb_xfi/index.shtml
http://lifestyle.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=3580&page=1

This is a good reviews of the GigaWorks S750 7.1 Speaker System -This review shows you the connections at the back of the subwoofer
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/multimedia/display/creative-gigaworks-s750.html
 

A:Solved: How to connect a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro to a Creative GigaWorks S750?

I've had a couple of Creative sound cards with the console. They have been the internal models, but I don't think the setup of the external console would be any different. I apologize if I am not correct with what follows since I don't have personal experience with your setup. However, the general arrangement is that your satellites plug into the subwoofer and the subwoofer connects to plugs on the back of the sound card (which is 7.1). And that's it. Speaker controls are done with a utility within Windows. The external console has a headphone jack with a volume control for that. All the other plugs and controls are for things other than your speakers. In fact for most individuals the console is not a necessary item.

Edit: I went to the Creative Web site and I found this line "Easy control of Sound Blaster X-Fi through the convenient, external break-out-box". So I guess it does more than the usual consoles. Hard to tell from the picture. Speaker setup should be the same.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 101.2

Hello all!

I just installed a Creative Sound Blaster: Value 1024 (WDM) from 2001, I know it's quite old, but it's the only one I have available to me.

After I installed it, it worked temporarily until I rebooted to finish the driver installation. After that, I've had no sound at all, and I need my sound for my games.

My computer specs are as follows:

Processor: Pentium IV AMD Athlon XP 2100+ ~2.1GHz
Video: NVIDIA GeForce5 FX 5200, 256MB Onboard RAM - Overclocked to 325 MB.
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster: Value 1024 (WDM)
MoBo: VIA KM266
Memory: 1GB 210MHz DDR RAM - 1 Stick
Hard drives: (2), 50.4GB SATA (7200RPM); 111.4GB SATA (7200RPM)
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3

Thanks for any help you can offer!
 

A:No Sound: Creative Sound Blaster: Value 1024 (WDM)

Get into the device manager and "roll back" the sound driver to the time before you installed the non-working driver... or remove the sound driver and reboot your computer and see if the driver is automatically reinstalled and working
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 99.2

ok i have an audigy 2 platinum sound card with surround sound speakers hooked up and a microphone. in ventrilo, when i press talk ANY sound that is being put out by my computer is looped through to the input. better way to explain it: i can turn my speakers off and start playing music that i cannot hear. when i press talk in ventrilo everyone hears it. does anyone know if i can fix this? ive muted everything in the EAX console but the bare necessities and it still does it.

side note: i can hear myself through the speakers when i blow into the mic
 

A:Audigy 2 Platinum inconsistent sound problems

swift kick

someone has to know
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 98.4

Hi this is my first visit and post to this site and I hope it is the right one to deal with my question. I have just fitted the above sound card to my windows 10 desktop. the card works well but I cannot find a way of controlling the bass and treble so that I can play along with my guitar and record. Any ideas,

Many thanks in anticipation.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 98.4

What is the difference between the following sound cards? Is it just the software? and if so is it worth paying the extra for the packages that include software? IS the hardware all the same? Thanks guys

CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY WITH 1394
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Xgamer
CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER BLASTER AUDIGY MP3+ - RETAIL
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum Retail Box
 

A:Sound Blaster Audigy

I'm not as familiar with the Audigy as I am with the Live! but I think the different cards are packaged similar as the Live! cards were.

Audigy with 1394 suggests to me that it has Firewire ports.
I think the only difference in the XGamer and the MP3+ is the bundled software. As for the Platinum, I'm not certain about the Audigy but the Live! Platinum came two ways, OEM and Retail, The OEM was just the card and drivers and the Retail included the LiveDrive (a bay mounted panel that contains controls and ports that are connected to the card) I'm pretty sure the Audigy is also packaged this way.

The Platinum Retail would be the way to go in my opinion because that drive is very handy to have and well worth the difference in price.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 98.4

Hiya. I seem to be having trouble with my Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum. I'm running some Logitech Z-680's through it and gone through everything on the installation CD for the sound card. However I get no sound from the rear or center speakers and the sub when I try to calibrate them, all I hear is the two front. I've updated the drivers to the newest versions available to no avail. Also another thing that happens is when I run WinDVD 5 and I set the audio on that to 5.1, I am not able to hear dialogue. I can hear music and the background noise, but no dialogue. But when I play music on Winamp I can hear it through all my speakers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Help with Sound Blaster Audigy 2 and 5.1

This is all in the Creative software, btw.

Make sure you don't have the speaker settings sync'd with the control panel, because it resets to 2 speaker mode. Also try enabling CMSS 2. Hearing no dialogue in DVDs indicates that the center speaker isn't being used.
 

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