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Windows 7: PCI Sound Card drivers not working

25 Feb 2010   #1
stomper

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
PCI Sound Card drivers not working

Hey guys, I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Prof 32bit, after installing it I relised I can't get surround sound with my onboard sound like I was able to with XP. I went out and bought be a genius 5.1 surround sound PCI card.

Now the thing is...before installing the genius drivers, Should I first unstalled the drivers that came with win7 and if i should how do I go about doing that.

I installed it thow, but at the moment when I enable 5.1 sound in my controle pannel only the front speakers work while playing music through WMP, I do however get surround sound in games and dvds, to get sound through all the speakers I have to select stereo sound again in the controle panel.

When I make any changes on the sound program provided by genius nothing happens. Think there might be a driver clash or something.

Please HELP.....


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25 Feb 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

uninstall the original drivers and install the latest avaible drivers for your soundcard if needed install them in compatibility mode.
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25 Feb 2010   #3
stomper

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Do you mean the drivers that came with Win7? If you do How do I unstall it, can't seem to find the place do to so...
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25 Feb 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

just go to device manager, n search driver sound card then right click uninstall.
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25 Feb 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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when I enable 5.1 sound in my controle pannel only the front speakers work while playing music through WMP, I do however get surround sound in games and dvds
That is exactly what is supposed to happen. Unless your music is being played from a DVD-A or was encoded in 5.1 all it will playback as is stereo. You want music to play in 5.1 you have to use some form of upmixing; CMSS3D on Creative cards, Stereo Surround/Fill/Expand or something similar on other sound cards, or Dolby Digital Live (or DTS Connect) if it is supported by the card.
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25 Feb 2010   #6
stomper

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok thats understandable but why didn't I get this problem on my XP machine?
5.1 sound worked and when I played a mp3 which is stereo I got sound from all the speakers?

Can you provide me with a solution regarding your statement? I tried fill but it sounds real crap....
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26 Feb 2010   #7
stomper

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Guys.... I've tried everything, I unstalled every single audio driver on my PC, then I installed the win7 compatable drivers for my sound card ( which I downloaded), and guess what...ALL I COULD SEE IS HORIZONTAL LINES AND BOOOOOF GOES THE PC,(restarted on its own) so I reinstalled my old sound drivers...ow by the why, after installing the new drivers nothing changed relating my sound, its the same as what I mentioned in my initial post.
So know I'm back to stereo sound which on 5.1 mode only comes out the front left and right speakers
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