Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum and Win 7 ?

19 Feb 2011   #1
symetric

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum and Win 7 ?

Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Feb 2011   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

You failed to fill in your System Specs, but on many PC's (especially Dell's) if the motherboard chipset drivers were not installed many devices including the sound device or card will not be detected.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symetric View Post
Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !
Does creative have a 64 bit win 7 driver? if not you can probably use the vista driver if you install in the compatibility mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Feb 2011   #4
symetric

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
You failed to fill in your System Specs, but on many PC's (especially Dell's) if the motherboard chipset drivers were not installed many devices including the sound device or card will not be detected.
Hi, it is not a DELL it's a ASUS Motherboard Maximus Formula, maybe I should try like you said install driver for that motherboard but was thinking Win 7 found it when I install it.....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #5
symetric

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symetric View Post
Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !
Does creative have a 64 bit win 7 driver? if not you can probably use the vista driver if you install in the compatibility mode.

Yes, they have Win 7 64 bit driver... but when I run the setup they said to me , something like "we unable to detect a sound card bla bla bla..."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #6
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

I don't think the Audigy 2 (in PCI slot) works in Win7, at least not x64.

A year ago when I first installed Win7 Pro x64 I had planned to use my Creative Audigy 2 card (PCI) in my new ASUS P5Q3 board. First, I disabled the "high definition audio" in the BIOS of the board (for the onboard Realtek sound chip). But like you I was unable to get the Creative Audigy 2 card to either get recognized by the Win7 installer or have the driver install properly.

Fortunately, I had a Creative X-Fi Titanium (PCI-e x1) sound card in my other machine which was still running WinXP Pro x32, and which I really didn't care about. I'd actually planned to use the optical digital audio connector on that X-Fi card but never really made use of it. Turns out it was for "output only" and not for "input" as I thought.

That other machine had a SuperMicro C2SBX board in it, which also had Realtek onboard sound. So I removed the Create X-Fi card from the PCI-e slot, enabled the Realtek onboard sound, installed the Realtek HD Audio Codec driver on that machine, and was off and running (still under WinXP Pro x86).

Then I removed the Audigy 2 (PCI) card from the ASUS P5Q3 machine I was getting going with Win7 Pro x64, installed the X-Fi (PCI-e x1) card, and once again installed Win7 x64 from scratch.

Bingo, presto! Card recognized perfectly by Win7, and up-to-date driver software obtained from Creative's sight.

I think you may just have to give up on that legacy Audigy 2 card in your Win7 x64 machine. Go with an X-Fi Titanium (or other variant). They're not expensive and you won't be disappointed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symetric View Post
Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !
You might want to look through this sticky - Creative Sound Cards.

And yeah.... please fill in your system specs. Trust me, they help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #8
symetric

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
I don't think the Audigy 2 (in PCI slot) works in Win7, at least not x64.

A year ago when I first installed Win7 Pro x64 I had planned to use my Creative Audigy 2 card (PCI) in my new ASUS P5Q3 board. First, I disabled the "high definition audio" in the BIOS of the board (for the onboard Realtek sound chip). But like you I was unable to get the Creative Audigy 2 card to either get recognized by the Win7 installer or have the driver install properly.

Fortunately, I had a Creative X-Fi Titanium (PCI-e x1) sound card in my other machine which was still running WinXP Pro x32, and which I really didn't care about. I'd actually planned to use the optical digital audio connector on that X-Fi card but never really made use of it. Turns out it was for "output only" and not for "input" as I thought.

That other machine had a SuperMicro C2SBX board in it, which also had Realtek onboard sound. So I removed the Create X-Fi card from the PCI-e slot, enabled the Realtek onboard sound, installed the Realtek HD Audio Codec driver on that machine, and was off and running (still under WinXP Pro x86).

Then I removed the Audigy 2 (PCI) card from the ASUS P5Q3 machine I was getting going with Win7 Pro x64, installed the X-Fi (PCI-e x1) card, and once again installed Win7 x64 from scratch.

Bingo, presto! Card recognized perfectly by Win7, and up-to-date driver software obtained from Creative's sight.

I think you may just have to give up on that legacy Audigy 2 card in your Win7 x64 machine. Go with an X-Fi Titanium (or other variant). They're not expensive and you won't be disappointed.

Ohh really.... have to get another SoundBlaster Card to use it with my Win 7 64 bit ... That's bad, approx only 2 year for a card....must be a trick to get it work !!! Sniff sniff


I try to put the card in another slot and when I reboot Win 7 found something and provide me a link from Creative to download driver , I was thinking HOORAY it will work... but at last...same problem...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #9
symetric

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symetric View Post
Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !
You might want to look through this sticky - Creative Sound Cards.

And yeah.... please fill in your system specs. Trust me, they help!
Yeah, people here ROCK hehehe Well here my spec :

Pentium 4 Quad Core Q6600 2.4ghz , 8gig Ram, Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula, ASUS EN8800ULTRA Graphic Card.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This is the driver that works on mine in Windows Seven 64 bit Creative Worldwide Support > Audigy 2 ZS
If it's not being reconised try moving it to another PCI slot if you have one avalible
Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum and Win 7 ?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Audigy Soundblaster 2 Mic issues
Driver version SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017 Anyone found a fix for the mic issues with this? SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017 Windows Driver No More Goat Soup "Vista / Windows 7 microphone issues still remain (undocumended by Creative Labs, typical *Goat)" The mic is Line-In 2. Uninstalled and...
Sound & Audio
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro Microphone Probs
Hello, I have had a frustrating time getting my microphone to work consistently using this card and Windows 7 x64. Here is what is happening: Usually when I first boot up, my microphone will not work with Ventrilo or Windows Sound Recorder (no bars in the recording meter). If I enable Line 1...
Sound & Audio
Creative Audigy 2 Platinum issue :/
Hey everyone, new here :) Don't know if this has been occurring for anyone else, but here's my two-fold problem. 1) When I have my headset plugged into the microphone input or the microphone input on the Audigy 2 Live Drive, everyone who is listening in game tells me that the sound is choppy...
Sound & Audio
Soundblaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum Champ1on Ed.
Hi there everyone, So i have this big problem and i don't know how to fix it. I just bought a Soundblaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum Champ1on Ed. it comes with the card and the front panel. Now that i put it on my computer won't start at all. I mean.. It starts but it won't boot, i cannot...
Sound & Audio
Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum
I know this will have been done to death, but it's late, and I've been putting my new system together since 5pm (it's now 11.30pm). I've upgraded most of my computer (motherboard, cpu, ram). I kept my old soundcard as I believe it to be quite good. 1. Is the soundcard any good? 2. Windows...
Sound & Audio
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Driver Issues
I read a few threads here a bit earlier when I found that I couldn't record What U Hear on my system. Though the other threads were about X-FI cards, the idea of using a different driver sounded right, so I have tried several times with different drivers, but they don't take. In the Device...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:16.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App