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Windows 7: Creative SB X-FI Elite Pro Not working


03 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Creative SB X-FI Elite Pro Not working

Hello,

From the topic title, I have that sound card. I install the latest driver from Creative which is version 2.18.0013. Installs fine, reboots, then the AutoUpdate program comes up to install all the other applications for my device.
However, if I try to run like Creative Audio Control Panel, which got installed during driver installation, it says "The audio device supported by this application is not detected. The application will exit." Even if I install the other application, it will say almost the same message, when I try opening most of them.
I have researched this and contacted creative, but they are never no help, and from what I understand, lot of people are having basically the same issue with the drivers compatibility in WIN 7? Is that correct?
Does anyone know of a solution or do I just have to wait?
I have checked all hardware installations, and they are all good. This worked on Windows Vista x64 with my current system.

Thanks for all your replies,

Peyman

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03 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Does no one have a solution for me?
I have read some similar issues with my error message, but those are different Sound cards even though they are Creative. And they were no help.

Peyman
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03 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If you have chipset drivers for the motherboard, reinstall the chipset drivers and then see if the SoundBlaster is recognized.
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03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

I have tried installing the Chipset Driver that came with my Motherboard Driver CD. That did not work. It does not recognize my card on my motherboard.
Under Device Manager from right Clicking on My Computer, it lists it as "Creative X-Fi audio Processor(WDM)" but it has an error message icon. Device status just says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

And other ideas?

Peyman
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04 Jan 2010   #5

win 7/xp pro... dual boot
 
 

if your soundblaster drivers for windows 7 are anything like the official my my card
for windows 7 you might want to give below driver pack a go

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 2.0 (05/15/2009) - Creative Labs


I use one from the same guy and I have to say they are so much better that the creative plop


obviously they are not support by creative or me so purely at your own risk
but read the comment its the thread and make your own mind up
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04 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks, I'll try that when I get home from work

I've formatted my PC many times over the last couple weeks, so I wouldn't mind doing it again

Peyman
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04 Jan 2010   #7

 

i have the x-fi xtreme audio pci-e card. i learned with win 7 not to allow the auto update when offered. i run with the vista drivers and utilities that are on the disk that came with my card. when i have allowed the auto update i'll either lose the card or at minimum the use of the creative utilities. your motherboard being a x58 chipset board should not have any problems with the card.
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05 Jan 2010   #8

Windows Seven x64
 
 

is everyone having issues with this? It happened to me today. All the sudden my sound card was no longer detected, after a quick reboot. Mine is the sb x fi extreme audio. something.

I even tired the old 2008 drivers for vista that it came with from, but nothing lets the installers work, saying it is not supported. I can try to extract the driver files, but i am not sure which is which for it, and then the other issue is i cant even locate it in device manager. I was able to see it once but it was detected as a [usb type connection] with an error/code 10. I had to enable the on-board audio for now or it would suck. I will try the unofficial one as soon as its done.

Another thing is, i got another windows 7 install (clean copy ) and it fails to install with things about unable to locate the bcd/boot manager and quickly tells me to re install and quits. I did this on a separate empty drive because i don't want to get rid of my current install. Just wanted to use the 2nd install to see if a new install
would work.

edit: the unofficial pack wont even install, i really doubt the sound card is dead after a reboot, and it was working fine before the reboot.
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05 Jan 2010   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
is everyone having issues with this? It happened to me today. All the sudden my sound card was no longer detected, after a quick reboot. Mine is the sb x fi extreme audio. something.

I even tired the old 2008 drivers for vista that it came with from, but nothing lets the installers work, saying it is not supported. I can try to extract the driver files, but i am not sure which is which for it, and then the other issue is i cant even locate it in device manager. I was able to see it once but it was detected as a [usb type connection] with an error/code 10. I had to enable the on-board audio for now or it would suck. I will try the unofficial one as soon as its done.

Another thing is, i got another windows 7 install (clean copy ) and it fails to install with things about unable to locate the bcd/boot manager and quickly tells me to re install and quits. I did this on a separate empty drive because i don't want to get rid of my current install. Just wanted to use the 2nd install to see if a new install
would work.

edit: the unofficial pack wont even install, i really doubt the sound card is dead after a reboot, and it was working fine before the reboot.
please create a new thread in the appropriate topic for the item in orange. thanks.

now make sure that you have anything doing with auto update turned off. i mean the creative auto update and windows auto update. not disabled just turned off. now go to device managers find your card, double click it, go to drivers, select uninstall, if it ask you to reboot tell it no, now right click you card and select uninstall, once the card is uninstalled reboot. windows should find it with it's base drivers. now you should be able to use the drivers and utilities off of your disk. i remind you do not auto update the drivers either from asus or microsoft. i actually recommend that you use no driver updates from windows update. when offered just right click and hide. this problem goes back to creatives generation of cards, and this solution usually does the trick for me.
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05 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

One question..... was this on a clean install or on an upgrade install. I had a similar problem with my first clean install and transferring my stuff over using Easy File Transfer. Since I was having the freezing issue, I had done another clean install, deleting all of the drivers and software that was on the computer while it had XP Pro SP3. I was able to install the current Windows 7 Drivers and software and all is working.
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