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Windows 7: Upgraded to W7. No sound. Creative Xfi card. Help!

20 Nov 2009   #11
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Alright. I guess the best things you can do at this point is to make sure the chipset drivers are the latest, even if you have to try out Vista ones from VIA (or whatever chipset the motherboard uses.)

And also, update the system bios to latest, then disable all unused ports like serial, parallel, floppy etc...

Then install the audio card driver again.


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20 Nov 2009   #12
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Alright. I guess the best things you can do at this point is to make sure the chipset drivers are the latest, even if you have to try out Vista ones from VIA (or whatever chipset the motherboard uses.)

And also, update the system bios to latest, then disable all unused ports like serial, parallel, floppy etc...

Then install the audio card driver again.
Windows Update says all my drivers are up to date, but Driver Updater Pro says my drivers are out of date. Should I shell out the $30 for this software? :P
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20 Nov 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocketdescends View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Alright. I guess the best things you can do at this point is to make sure the chipset drivers are the latest, even if you have to try out Vista ones from VIA (or whatever chipset the motherboard uses.)

And also, update the system bios to latest, then disable all unused ports like serial, parallel, floppy etc...

Then install the audio card driver again.
Windows Update says all my drivers are up to date, but Driver Updater Pro says my drivers are out of date. Should I shell out the $30 for this software? :P
No way. Those programs can and do mess up Windows installs very quickly.

Your best bet is to find another manufacturer and motherboard that uses the same exact chipset. Then install the chipset drivers from them, for yours. If you find something like that and need help, let me know. Look for Vista ones.
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20 Nov 2009   #14
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocketdescends View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Alright. I guess the best things you can do at this point is to make sure the chipset drivers are the latest, even if you have to try out Vista ones from VIA (or whatever chipset the motherboard uses.)

And also, update the system bios to latest, then disable all unused ports like serial, parallel, floppy etc...

Then install the audio card driver again.
Windows Update says all my drivers are up to date, but Driver Updater Pro says my drivers are out of date. Should I shell out the $30 for this software? :P
No way. Those programs can and do mess up Windows installs very quickly.

Your best bet is to find another manufacturer and motherboard that uses the same exact chipset. Then install the chipset drivers from them, for yours. If you find something like that and need help, let me know. Look for Vista ones.
Going to the Dell website they don't even have Vista drivers for this old computer. I am at a loss on what to do. Should I buy a new card? Maybe this one is just too damn old. Could you suggest one? I play a lot of music and games. I know that I really need to invest in a new motherboard and a dual or quad core chip.


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20 Nov 2009   #15
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Buying a new card is probably not going to help.

Doesn't the motherboard have onboard audio that you can enable in the bios?

Wait a second though....nForce4? That should work.

Try installing chipset drivers from here.
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20 Nov 2009   #16
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Buying a new card is probably not going to help.

Doesn't the motherboard have onboard audio that you can enable in the bios?

Wait a second though....nForce4? That should work.

Try installing chipset drivers from here.
I installed those Nvidia drivers from that link. Btw that $30 program detected one less problem after those Nvidia drivers were installed. I am getting close to desperate and might buy it. The worse case scenario is I am out $30 and if it messes up my computer I can use do a system restore.

So anyways after installing those drivers I restarted then I reinstalled the audio driver you made for me and restarted. Nothing. Right now I deleted the entire driver. Dusted off my original Soundblaster Xfi Cd and starting from scratch.
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20 Nov 2009   #17
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocketdescends View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Buying a new card is probably not going to help.

Doesn't the motherboard have onboard audio that you can enable in the bios?

Wait a second though....nForce4? That should work.

Try installing chipset drivers from here.
I installed those Nvidia drivers from that link. Btw that $30 program detected one less problem after those Nvidia drivers were installed. I am getting close to desperate and might buy it. The worse case scenario is I am out $30 and if it messes up my computer I can use do a system restore.

So anyways after installing those drivers I restarted then I reinstalled the audio driver you made for me and restarted. Nothing. Right now I deleted the entire driver. Dusted off my original Soundblaster Xfi Cd and starting from scratch.

Ok so after reinstalling the whole driver from my original soundblaster disc and then installing the audio driver you gave me nothing has changed. I am really desperate at this point. *sigh*
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20 Nov 2009   #18
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Looks like Creative has your driver...

Creative Worldwide Support > X-Fi XtremeMusic

First download link
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20 Nov 2009   #19
rocketdescends

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Looks like Creative has your driver...

Creative Worldwide Support > X-Fi XtremeMusic

First download link
IT WORKED! HOLY #$%@! it worked! It is weird how the drivers work when its not the card I have. THANKS! *falls over in exhaustion* XD +1 rep Zidane and torrentg.
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20 Nov 2009   #20
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Awesome Zidane! +rep
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