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Windows 7: No sound with Creative X-FI Elite Pro

21 Sep 2011   #1
seh

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
No sound with Creative X-FI Elite Pro

So I recently upgraded from windows xp to windows 7 and have been having problems with my sound card. When I select a Playback Device I don't get sound if I choose Creative SB X-fi. However I do get sound if I choose High Definition Audio Device. When I have the Creative SB X-fi selected as a Playback Device and play a song or something with sound, I can see the bars show it's playing sound but I can't hear anything in my headphones.

Also for microphone settings just like Playback Device if I select High Definition Audio Device my microphone works but selecting Creative SB X-fi microphone it doesn't work.


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21 Sep 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Am I to understand you have plugged speakers into both the built in audio device and the x-fi card?

Sound coming from the high definition audio device indicates to me that the speakers are plugged into the motherboard not the audio card.

...you should also disable one when using the other.
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21 Sep 2011   #3
seh

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have a headset plugged into the back of my computer too where my soundcard is no other sound device is plugged in. I'm talking about right clicking the bottom right corner and going into playback devices and recording devices. Choosing which one is "default" too use. Selecting High Def gives me sound choosing the sound card I get no sound.
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06 Oct 2011   #4
seh

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Even If I disable the onboard I don't get sound from my soundcard.
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07 Oct 2011   #5
seh

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

sigh from the top

the only way i get sound is enabling my on board sound and selecting High Def Audio. Selecting creative gives me no sound. Also I have to do the same for the microphone enabling on board and selecting HDA for it too work.

I have tried every driver / fix on creative website. Would like to beable to use the $300 GFX card atleast... Let alone creatives fail drivers for w7
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07 Oct 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let's start with the basics, you installed the Nvidia chipset drivers?

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.58 WHQL

Also with the various drivers you have been using System Restore of reloading a clean image after each try? Sound card drivers (and not just Creative's) can and will mess up with repeated installs and uninstalls of drivers.
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07 Oct 2011   #7
seh

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'm not sure as I wasn't the person too install everything after changing my OS. How would I check.


No I haven't been using system restore after trying new drivers however the sound never worked to begin with.
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