Creative Audio Has New Vista 2.11.0000 Drivers

Ex_Brit

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#1
Check out your local Creative website for more info.

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mqudsi

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#2
Sweet!!!

Just the day before they released the new XP audigy drivers - this is impressive, esp. coming from Creative, they guys that used to update their drivers once every 5 years.
 

Ex_Brit

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#3
Yes, they seem to have turned over a new leaf these days. I almost didn't buy my audio card when I read all the bad news about them, but they seem to have improved no end.
 
#4
:frowning: Seems like they don't have drivers for the older versions of SB Live! Cards :shame:
Anybody has any idea which other card driver works with my SB Live! 5.1 DE (PCI)? I seem to be having 1 problem with this card in Vista. The problem is that i can be listening to MP3 songs using Winamp & hit the "Mute", there is no effect at all. I still hear the song. For some reason the mute function does not work in both the windows speaker icon and my keyboard mute button. Any ideas?

Oh.....thanx to a very kind person for introducing me to this site. Managed to get my M$ Keyboard & Mouse to work using the .ini file :laugh:
 

mqudsi

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#5
Welcome to NeoSmart Technologies Scann69

I missed your post with the other new threads cropping up - we generally advise that people start new threads :smile:

That's my sound card too - grab the latest SB X-Fi drivers for XP and force an install via the device manager.
 
#6
But which should i download? There are like 5 choices.


Edit: :unamused: .....They are all the same :tongueout:
 
#8
Well, the driver from neosmart does not work :frowning: It install fine but the speaker gives out this sharp sound like putting 2 mic side by side. Seem to be the same problem with the SB X-Fi driver from Creative too :frowning: Any other suggestions is greatly appreciated.
 

mqudsi

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#9
Do you have Digital Speakers or normal analog ones?
 
#10
Normal analog speakers.
 

mqudsi

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#11
OK, then make sure "Digital Audio" is _unchecked_ in the advanced tab of playback devices of your sound card under sound settings.
 
#12
Nup....still does not work. All i get is this sharp sound after installing the new driver from SB & Neo. The Digital Audio is already unchecked. Any other way to solve the mute problem?
 

mqudsi

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#13
Did you install the chipset drivers?
 
#14
You mean the Intel Chipset .INF driver? Well, i did not cos i could not find a compatible version for my Asus P4P800-X Motherboard.
 
#16
Thanx for not giving up yet. Really appreaciate it. I've installed the .inf files but i still get the same problem with both the SB & Neo driver. One think i know is that with those drivers, the mute function works cos i can mute the noise but that's about all :tongueout: Let me try this drivers and i'll update here again.
 

mqudsi

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#18
Nah...this is not your job....it's your hobby :tongueout: Well.....i downloaded KX driver and installed it....it says cannot load after i restart my PC. Now i'm back to where i started.....sound with no mute function.

OT: What codec pack does not have problem with Vista? I'm using K-Lite codec and the DivX seems to be causing a "Com Surrgate" error....something like that.

Damn....now i realized Vista is not all that stable after all :tongueout:
 

mqudsi

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#19
Yeah, the cannot load error is BS and doesn't mean anything.

Can you mute the sound via the audio control panel? Is it only the keyboard mute button that doesn't work?
 
#20
Nup....it does not mute at all. Even from audio control panel.

Also, i notice that in the audio control panel, under properties of speaker, there is a "levels" tab. I notice that the Player Control number can be 8 while my volume is showing 22 on the taskbar. Is that normal?