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Windows 7: Creative X-fi Fatal1ty Edition

12 Nov 2010   #1

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Creative X-fi Fatal1ty Edition

Hi everyone, I am having some trouble with "Creative X-fi Fatal1ty Edition".

So here is my problem, when I have the sound card plugged in windows 7 won't boot up. My monitor won't even turn on. When I take the sound card out, windows 7 will boot up. If I want to reinstall drivers i get a stupid error(image attached).

My Pc:

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20ghz
2 gb ram
1tb hd
32 bit win 7

Yes, i have tried what is in this post but still no luck. Creative Sound Cards.

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12 Nov 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

See if it's a bad power cable connected to the card.
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13 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 10 64 bit

If the PC will not power up with the card inserted, you could have a bad card or the PCIeX1 connector is bad. If you try to install the SoundBlaster drivers with no card installed you canl get the error that it can't find any device.

Try resetting the BIOS (on some motherboards that requires removing the CMOS backup battery on the motherboard for about 10 minues), disable the on-board audio in the BIOS and then see if you can install the SoundBlaster and boot up. If you still can't it would look like a hardware problem - either the card is bad or the PCIe slot is bad.
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17 Nov 2010   #4

windows 7

Nope, nothing worked, I am now assuming that the sound card is bad,will test it on friends pc to make sure. Because my PCI connections work.

Thanks for the help.

*If anyone outs has an idea please post it.
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18 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

PCI card not PCI-X correct?
Tried it in a different PCI slot I assume?
For sure try it on a different board, also I would make sure
I had the latest nvidia chipset drivers installed.
And disabled onboard audio in the bios.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 10 64 bit

All the new Xfi Fatal1ty cards are PCIeX1 (that I've seen on their web site).
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