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Windows 7: Creative Sound Cards.

22 Oct 2013   #191

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

I bought recently a new sound card Creative Sound Blaster Z (the boxed one) and went through some troubleshootings uninstall my previous Creative Xi-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI because of generic drivers left from the SB Audigy that came with windows update (39Mb), which i forgot to stop the automated install in WU and now they're stuck in: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\p17.inf_amd64_neutral_a694d28abbbedefa.

I found after some digging internet a site that list all the leftover in the computer after uninstall from "Programs & Features":

Should I Remove It?

Quite handy also to stop process of the P17RunE.dll.

The site does list nearly all the Creative cards and Creative softwares by naming the files leftover.

Unfortunatly it doesn't list the Creative Tech registry keys (HKLM) to delete, neither the place where are the files to delete (system32, sysWOW64, c:\Windows, etc...), so you'll have to search yourself and do it manually before install the new sound card.

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23 Oct 2013   #192

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Installed today my new Creative Sound Blaster Z, it works like a treat!!

Took me time cleaning previous registry entries & leftovers , but that was worth it!

Easy install in slot PCI-e x2 (black), disabled before Realtek HD in Bios, installed from CD first then updated drivers to last ones.

For those who care about capacitors on that SB Z series, well they're the "Nichicon Gold Caps" for better extended life span. Same as Zx & ZxR.

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24 Feb 2014   #193

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
HELP for OLD SB 5.1 VX 1070 cannot detect in Win 7

I try to install using Support Pack 2.8 But cannot detect the soundcard (SB 5.1 VX 1070)

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Please Help which one Driver will be work

Update: SOLVED by driver from Creative Support Care
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13 Mar 2014   #194

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
4. That leaves the original SB Live series of cards. There is not now and never will be any support for these cards from Creative, and I really wouldn't expect them too considering most of these cards are from the Windows 95/98 era. For anyone with one of these cards the only option you really have (applies to Vista as well) is yet another Daniel_K modified driver set,

SB Live! series Support Pack 2.0 (04/30/2010) - Creative Labs

Filefront mirror - Download SBLive_SupportPack_1_5.rar now superseded

New version - Download SBLive_SupportPack_2_0.exe

See post #10 for how to install these drivers manually.
Updated link for #2.
Any possible way to get these sound blaster live cards to play 5.1 sound as in having the center-woofer, R and L rear mini jacks passing the appropriate sounds?

For example all they do is play front stereo on known good 5.1 sound files.
In the configuration speaker setup, they also only play the front speakers.
So this modded driver is only good for stereo sound.

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4 Weeks Ago   #195

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Good day,

Can anyone help me out with properly installing my SB Live 5.1 sound card? The model is SB0220, I used to run a Windows XP 32bit before upgrading to Windows 7 Ult 64bit, my card used to run smoothly on XP but now it just appears in my Device Manager as 'Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus' on Other Devices.

I tried the following things to no success:

1) Installing the basic(original?) drivers with WinXP compatibility, said it couldnt detect my soundcard, someone said that PCA solved his issue but I cannot seem to get PCA to pop-up again.

2) Unarchived the previous installer and tried to force installation from the Driver folder > Setup, it said it completed and needed a restart but nothing happened after said restart, tried again with the 'removing' option then installing again but still nothing.

3) Downloaded the 2.0 Support Pack for my soundcard, ran the Setup.exe and it said it didn't detect any soundcard again.

4) Downloaded kxdrv3550-x64full thing but said it couldn't detect any soundcard with the chipset.

5) Tried doing the update driver manually trick for each of the drivers I downloaded but it said that windows couldn't find any drivers in the folder.

What should I do now? I disabled windows from automatically installing the soundcard with some High definition audio drivers that didn't work either, so now it only shows as 'Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus'.

Thank you.
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