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Windows 7: Creative SB cards not working on new pc setup

04 Nov 2014   #1
pankozin

W7 64b
 
 
Creative SB cards not working on new pc setup

Hello, i have 3 creative audio cards SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer/Audio and SB Audigy 2 zs. Resently i have changed motherboard Asus M5A78LUSB3 with fx 6xxx CPU to Asus P8P67 LE with i7 4xxx CPU, all other components remained (they are 2 DIMM G Skill RipjawsX F3-10666CL7-4GBXH, AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series). So, the problem appeared, when i reinstalled windows, installed all win updates and nessesary chipset drivers i proceeded with audio driver installation (creative x-fi gamer), drivers have installed without issues, audio card was detected, then i rebooted and noticed, tht there is no sound. Moreover, the sound mixer set to max and mixer bars are jumping up showing, tht the sound is there somewhere. After that, I noticed that there is sound in headphones, but its supersilent, almost on the threshold of my perception.
So, as I had another problems with hardware, I reinstalled windows and all of a sudden I accidentally updated creative driver with windows updates and after driver installation audio card was working with normal sound again. So I was happy with this, but then another, not related with audio hardware problem appeared, and I needed to reinstall windows one more time. So I set all things up, installed all drivers and software only audio driver has left. Then I installed it, and…. No sound again…
I tried all my 3 cards – same thing.
I tried switching off integrated sound card, but nothing
Tried to uninstall ATI drivers (coz I didn’t install them last time, when the sound was OK) but it took no effect.
Tried to remove klite codeck pack, nothing

Only thing working here - integrated audio card. Bt it has really bad sound, so if somebody had such a prob, or can help me to track failing or incopatible driver - please help.


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04 Nov 2014   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi
Have you made sure you have default playback device set to the sound card
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04 Nov 2014   #3
pankozin

W7 64b
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
Hi
Have you made sure you have default playback device set to the sound card
Yes, its set to default, moreover, i have disabled all other unused devices and interfaces...
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04 Nov 2014   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

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05 Nov 2014   #5
pankozin

W7 64b
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
Hello. Thank you, but when i try to type this lines it returns "system failure 1376" Local group doesnt exist.
Also i found this in related thread:

"To all of you... I had the exact same problem and - as you - tried everything. Found the solution here which pointed me in the right direction - Its all about security in the Registry on 2 folders named MMDevices:
[SOLVED] No Sound, the unsolvable problem... take the challenge? - Tech Support Forum
On my computer (Win 7 64b upgraded from XP - danish language) it did not work - but it is all about security in the Registry.
I search the folder MMDevices in the registry (F3). Right click on that folder - find secutity.
Here I asigned the USERS group Full control - then Advanced tab - and marked the Users group and set it to push the rights to the subfolders.
F3 again (there are 2 folders named MMDevices - one under hardware and one under software) - search found the next MMDevices folder - and same procedure as above.
Then Restart computer - and VOILA ! The sound is back. Hope this will help you all - Good luck!"


I found mentioned folder, but cant change anything, coz it says "access refused"

Ok, i changed the owner of the folfer from audio devices to User, so i am able to change security settings now
Upd. Didnt help, btw today morning, when i launched pc after night, the sound was back, when playing windows intro sound, but after 1 min, when i come back from kitchen, there was no sound again...

Upd. Ok, i inserted audigy in the lower pci slot, installed drivers automatically... and it works, for now...

Upd. ok.... it is working... i dont know why... i just done """I search the folder MMDevices in the registry (F3). Right click on that folder - find secutity.
Here I asigned the USERS group Full control - then Advanced tab - and marked the Users group and set it to push the rights to the subfolders.
F3 again (there are 2 folders named MMDevices - one under hardware and one under software) - search found the next MMDevices folder - and same procedure as above.
Then Restart computer - and VOILA ! The sound is back. Hope this will help you all - Good luck!"""
this. Then i restarted and got nothing... then i set all permissions again to all users, administrators and all i saw in the folder... then i restarted, entered BIOS reenabled built-in audio controller, switched it to AC 87 (from HD) or smth... and... now the sound is back... Wow. I dont know why, but its working.
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05 Nov 2014   #6
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Good job
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