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Windows 7: Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit external - dead subwoofer

30 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit external - dead subwoofer


I have Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit external. I've installed Win7 beta drivers from creative. com (1.01.0092). But no sound is comming form subwoofer. When I open creative audio control panel I don't have bass redirection tab, like in WinXP. Did anyone have the same problem?

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18 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7
I have the same problems

I also do not have any sound from my subwoofer when I play normal music. When I'm watching TV and the station supports 5.1 sound then all is ok. It's only stereo musik where it does not work.

Any ideas?
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18 Aug 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

hi guys and welcome to sevenforums,

i haven't got a soundblaster, but an x-fi, so the advice below may be useless to you!

try downloading the 'creative console launcher' instead - it's very much like the audio control panel, but prettier and has a few more comtrols in it - you can find it somewhere on the creative site, in the downloads section. that has an 'enable bass redirection', crossover frequency and subwoofer gain buttons (and a decent eq too).

make sure you also have 5.1 selected in the windows sound control panel too...

and bitbauer, do you use CMSS-3D? set it to stereo surround, and that should wake up your woofer, and rear speakers too, if you play with the stereo envelopment slider.

as i said above, all this would work for an x-fi, not sure about soundblaster live...
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19 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7

Thank you for your reply!

I don't think the 'Creative Console Launcher' will work with the SB Live card. But perhaps I've found another unsupported way. I've found the Soundblaster Live! Series Support Pack 1.5 for Windows 7. I am going to give it a try this evening.
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27 Sep 2009   #5

windows 7

please help to solve this support pack dont install into win7 x64. really need bass redirection for sb audigy 2 zs for win7.
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28 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7
Sorry switched back to Windows XP...

...untill there ist support for the SB24 Live Card in Windows 7. Windows 7 works ok and the speed is also ok but on my MediaCenter (Pentium M 1,7 Ghz) Windows-XP ist still faster. And DVBViewer suits me better although the support for my HTPC was excellent under Windows 7. I'll give it a try again in a few month perhaps...
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30 Sep 2009   #7


SUCESS INSTALLATION for Creative SB Live! 24-bit (CA0106) in "WINDOWS 7"
Integrated Audio Processor on MSI motherboard K9N DIAMOND (MS-7226)


Go to Creative Sound Blaster - Sound cards for gaming, movies and music listening >
If your product is not listed above, please click here. >
select LIVE! >
select live 24-bit (no external) >
latest downloads >
select "Creative Sound Blaster audio driver 1.04.0090" > download it.
(do not install direct from the .exe file downloaded)

(if you don't have winrar) Install the WINRAR
right click >
select EXTRACT TO SB24_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090 > (or any local)
enter in this new folder >
enter in "DRIVER" folder >
double click in the SETUP file >
the installation will be lauch...
(the installation may be give few or much minutes or the system may be show the message
"not response" - DON NOT FINISH THIS PROCESS - wait for the complete install)

if the atualization Sound Blaster software appear, click in CANCEL... END.
(if you choose another option, will give the BLUE SCREEN OF THE DEATH)

Here is in full functionally. OK.

Creative Sound Blaster audio driver 1.04.0090
Filesize : 44.15 MB Download
Release date : 2 Jul 09

File Name : SB24_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090.exe
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows Vista® support for Creative Sound Blaster® Live!® and Audigy® series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
This download supports the following audio devices only:
* Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit
* Sound Blaster Audigy Value/SE/LS
* Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Vista 32-bit with SP1
* Sound Blaster audio devices listed above
* This driver is only for the Creative Sound Blaster audio device listed above.
DO NOT install this driver for other Sound Blaster audio devices.
* To install this driver
1. Download the file onto your local hard disk.
2. Close all other Windows applications.
3. Double-click the downloaded file.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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04 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7

On external it didn't worked, I hope Creative will launch a driver soon

I've installed the Vista drivers from the CD in compatibility mode, and now only the two front speakers work, great, I can't even uninstall them...

Edit: I have just played Combat Arms and there the subwoofer works fine, I'm confused.
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02 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I have a Sound Blaster Live ! 24-bit (internal) bouth in 2004 and when I tryed to install the drivers from the cd W7 told me that there is no SB hardware detected. I installed the W7 drives from Creative and I got the famous problem with the dead subwoffer (5.1)... So after about 3 weeks of searching solutions I finnaly nailed it !
I installed W7 like normal and deactivated the "automatic update" because it always updated the audio card ...... so after that I uninstalled the driver from device manager, inserted the cd and installed the drivers and control panel like on XP. Done ! The sound is the same and it works with XP drivers o.O
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21 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7
I Found a solution

After reading the previous post, I've deactivated Windows Auto-Update, uninstalled the Sound Blaster drivers (SB24 Live!) from Device Manager and installed the old drivers from 2004 manually, hitting the have disk button and then installing using setup.exe from the disc itself.. and.. it worked !!!
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