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Windows 7: Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium - Should I?

25 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
i haven't had issues with mine either. but i've notcied from these forums we get a lot of help request for x-fi based cards.
Yeah but if you look closely, those are mostly for the older X-Fi cards - the ones Daniel K tried to fix and got threatened by Creative Labs...

Daniel_K, Who Fixed Creative’s Broken Vista Drivers, Speaks Out | Gadget Lab |

At any rate, I'd be lying if I said there weren't any driver problems some X-Fi cards, so...
admittly i haven't paid much attention to which cards specifically users were having trouble with but i felt that it should be mentioned that x-fi cards have seemed to have a lot of driver issues.

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25 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro

Fair enough, but for the most part the Titanium cards aren't the problem childs.

I personally think that if Creative wasn't so greedy the whole X-Fi line of cards could be fixed. Instead Creative just releases a new line and calls them "compatible" with Vista and Window 7.

Just my opinion
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25 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

well thats business. maybe not the best way to practice it but sometimes profit is a higher priority than customer satisfaction.
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25 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 10 Pro

We'll agree to that
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26 Feb 2010   #15


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zahl View Post
I picked this card up a few days ago and have had no issues with it other than trying to use dd live which causes windows to sit at shutdown screen indefinitely.
It puts out some great sound and BB might still have them for only $99(fatal1ty version)
If you have a process called CTAudSvc.exe running, then that's the culprit of the shutdown hang.

I have an Auzen X-FI Forte which is basically a Creative card and have the same issue. DDL/DTS enabled results in a hang on shutdown/restart.

If you have that service running, try creating a batch file that kills the process:


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by me on another site
There are two workarounds I know of to avoid the hang:

1) Open Task Manager and manually end the CTAudSvc.exe process (CTAudSvc.exe*32 for x64) then shutdown/restart normally via the Start Orb

2) Create a batch file that will automatically kill the CTAudSvc.exe process and then shutdown or restart the PC normally. (This is a tip I picked up from the Creative site with some further instructions included)


1. Open Notepad

2. Copy the following text:

TaskKill.exe /F /IM CTAudSvc.exe
ShutDown.exe /S /T 10

3. Save as "ShutDown.bat" - remember the quotes, otherwise it will just save is as a .txt

TO RESTART, do the same as above except enter

TaskKill.exe /F /IM CTAudSvc.exe
ShutDown.exe /R /T 10

and save it as "Restart.Bat"

One important thing:

These .bat files require elevated privileges, so right-click on the .bat file and select "Run as Administrator" (click Yes if UAC is enabled) otherwise the CTAudSvc.exe will not be terminated and the PC will still hang.
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27 Feb 2010   #16

windows 8.1 Pro x64

Thanks a lot that did the trick!
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28 Feb 2010   #17


No worries mate, I'm glad it worked :)

Fingers crossed Creative can add something as simple as terminating a process in their next driver release
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25 May 2013   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi All,

I have X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion, running Windows 7 64 bit. I have had the card for almost 3 years and I have never ever had any problems. The question I have is, is anyone running the card with 7.1 speakers?

I have Creative S750 7.1 speakers, and when doing a speaker test everything is fine, I can hear all speakers. Also, when I play music, I can play it in all 7 speakers.

The problem is, I cannot play 7.1 movies on all 7 speakers. If I play 5.1 everything is fine, but If I switch to 7.1 (both in creative console and in Power DVD), I can only hear the front and the middle speakers. The sound that is meant to be played on rear speakers moves to the middle ones, and absolutely nothing comes out in the rear ones. I had older model Creative sound card, which I was running in XP, and was then able to watch moves in 7.1 mode. Must be something with the decoding/drivers, as when I play music all speakers work ?

Please help
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