Thank you for the suggestion 1Bowtie. I think that's pretty much what I did on my initial install. Or are you saying that by removing the card initially during OS install wll do the trick?
So far I have done the following, doing a complete uninstall each time. Even so far as to rebooting into safe mode after uninstalling and using driver
sweeper for creative drivers
- Windows 7 Automatic Update (this installs the latest base drivers and autoupdate feature directly from Creative)
- Full CD Install
- Full CD Install followed by Full Web Update
- Minimum CD Install - drivers and cclauncher only
- Full Support Pack 2.5 Install
- Full Support Pack 2.5 Install followed by Full Web Update
- X-Fi Titanium driver version 2.17.0008 only
- X-Fi Titanium driver version 2.17.0007 only
- X-Fi Titanium driver version 2.17.0008B only
(I also have reseated the soundcard and attempted turning off onboard sound.)
As far as I know there are no other driver versions for the X-Fi Titanium card.
I have read of a gazillion errors for people with almost every version. Ironically I have had absolutely no install errors or random errors pop up. And it has functioned with every driver version. It's just the quality is poor. Like night and day from two days ago. Like that surround switch just isn't being hit on those old headpones. (just an anology as i'm using Sennheiser HD 595s).