Recent content by JayNightingale

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    SB Live! 24-Bit Internal Problems

    Assuming you're also using a SoundBlaster Live! 24-bit Internal, I'd suggest opening up your PC and taking out the SoundBlaster, booting up without the card in and then turn off once more and replace the card. It could be the ID on the device itself that's not registering with Vista. Just...
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    Featured: A Gamer's Review Of Windows Vista

    Wow, I'm quite chuffed that it's gotten that far. I only expected the users that frequent this forum, or come in here searching for sound card solutions (like I did) would read it. I really appreciate that you've submitted it to digg.
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    Featured: A Gamer's Review Of Windows Vista

    Well, you know where to find me if you ever want to discuss more or have me write anything. I feed myself and don't need paying so I'm sure I can be of some use somewhere. I'm not 100% qualified but I do tend to spot the things that're useful to the average user, especially gamers - although I...
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    Featured: A Gamer's Review Of Windows Vista

    You should be able to Sarge. Some applications will take a hit to performance - though it's usually aesthetic. e.g. I installed DoD:Source on an x64 WinXP and on an x86 Vista it doesn't display who killed who or report fps/ping properly. It's just to do with the way the O/S interfaces with the...
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    Featured: A Gamer's Review Of Windows Vista

    -=== Featured NeoSmart Review ===- Title: A Gamer's Review of Windows Vista Author: JayNightingale Build: Vista Beta 2 (Build 5384) Welcome to the unofficial Gamer's Review of Microsoft Vista Beta 2 Build 5384. I'll be your host tonight and I'll provide you with a quick overview of Vista...
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    Vista 5384 Soundmax Issues

    I'm not an expert but I'd say look through the device manager and make sure it's not tagged any devices as a Multimedia Audio Controller - this really messed things up for me and it seems like it could have the same effect for you. Sadly, getting Vista to work with any audio devices seems to...
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    SB Live! 24-Bit Internal Problems

    I now have a solution! It was a bit of backwards-ness that allowed me to locate this solution. It's Vista that can't ID the soundcard in a PCI slot. To solve this you can download the Vista drivers from Creative's site. Here's the summary; Install the kX drivers. Restart. Install...
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    SB Live! 24-Bit Internal Problems

    I've now switched to the 32bit version of Vista. I've tried the kX drivers, the Creative drivers and the Ngo drivers. I'm having the same problem in that they are still not being recognised by the O/S. I'd already tried using the .inf file to locate the drivers - but when I try that the...
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    SB Live! 24-Bit Internal Problems

    Ah. I fear I may have not been clear enough. I've installed the drivers you suggested, restarted my computer and not even got the error message at startup. What Vista is failing to recognise, is the fact that there's a driver there at all. It's completely ignoring any audio drivers that I...
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    SB Live! 24-Bit Internal Problems

    Alrighty. New replies it is. I've tried the modded Ngo drivers again - it turns out they were still on my system and they needed uninstalling. I'd done that, restarted the system, reinstalled, restarted again and still nothing. It keeps saying the drivers are not installed - even when trying...
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    SB Live! 24-Bit Internal Problems

    My speakers will take both signals - I'm assuming they're set to analogue for the simplicity of it - it's a much easier signal to get working. I was running the Realtek drivers before - since Creative offer such a pathetic excuse for them. I've also tried the Music/Video drivers, the Gamers...
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    SB Live! 24-Bit Internal Problems

    I'd like to say a quick thanks for me being redirected here first off. Now; I've just updated to VISTA and I'm having problems getting my sound to work - like so many other people tend to be doing. I've tried the older Creative drivers, I've tried a number of older drivers I found on my...