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Windows 7: X-Fi SoundBlaster Issue

11 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
X-Fi SoundBlaster Issue

Ever since installing my X-Fi SoundBlaster Pro (worked prior to issue) new mobo (X58-UD3R), 6GB RAM, and i7-920, the soundcard won't even register in Windows 7.

I currently have my 5.1 speakers plugged directly into the mobo, my headphones connected to the front of my PC, my X-Fi soundcard inserted, and the "Sound" options in Windows only registers two playback devices: both "Realtek High Definition Audio".

I tried installing drivers for my soundcard but it said "Setup is unable to detect a supported product on your system."

The red X-Fi logo is on, so it's not a power issue. Is there anything else I have to connect to the soundcard? I don't remember the last time I used it but it DID work... and I find it strange Windows thinks that even though I have two outputs connected, it can only recognise ONE (meaning whenever I want to use my heapdohnes I have to plug them in, instead of picking them in the Sound options).




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11 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Disable your Realtec onboard sound, turn off the computer, put the X-Fi card in another slot, and start up. Let Windows 7 install the driver for the card--don't use Creative's drivers...I've had nothing but problems with them.
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11 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ANd... if this solution does not works??

And if the drivers are not installed automatically, and not found automatically by the system?

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11 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Won't know unless you try. It doesn't sound like your situation could be any worse at the moment...
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11 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

i tried and it gave me no results
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11 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It also seems that windows 7 does not fully uninstall the drivers, is there any way i can delete them manually??
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11 Nov 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

try manually installing just the driver,

Creative Sound Cards.

usually if that works you can then get the rest to install.
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11 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks mate, just one more question, it does not only say me taht he can't find the device, if he finds that he tells me that there is a recent version of the drivers already installed.

Driver Sweeper seems uneffective on this, any suggestion on how to fully remove drivers?
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11 Nov 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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11 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What about driver pack which is the one you suggest me?
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