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No Sound from X-FI Xtreme Gamer


robinbredin

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#1
I have the latest Creative driver on here for Win 7 64bit, and I'm not getting any sound. Anybody else having this problem.
 

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#2
Im afraid that I have my soundblaster X-FI Extremegamer running fine. Or as fine as it can be running given that Windows 8 is still buggy as hell.
 

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#3
[DEL]Im afraid that I have my soundblaster X-FI Extremegamer running fine. Or as fine as it can be running given that Windows 8 is still buggy as hell.[/DEL]
Scratch that, I installed the driver for my extreme gamer and was continually crashing. Infact, even after a total reinstall without installing the drivers, it was crashing. I have now removed the soundcard entirely and am using my onboard sound. So far so good, I will let you know how it goes.
 

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#4
This is a widespread issue currently for various X-fi cards. People can be a little confused at first because the issue isn't apparent right away after installing the drivers and apps - most people (including me) report that the problems happen after restarting the system and finding that settings have reverted to default (in the Console Launcher) and that there's no sound. If you click on "default", the sound should come back - but this is not a fix, as it's not an option to do this upon every boot/reboot. Your problem might not manifest itself as mine does, but all in all, X-fi and Windows 8 do not work well together at this point.



Windows 8 Pro x64 Retail No Sound after Restart Creative X-Fi Titanium HD Driver
 

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BunnyJ

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#5
Yea.. I have the same issue. And the same issue was occurring with Vista, it seems to me at least that Creative has issues with their drivers.
 

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BunnyJ

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#6
I found one way around this issue. I re-installed the Win 7 drivers for the sound card. Then I restated the PC. When it was up and going I went into the Creative control panel and selected the Entertainment mode.. the sound was back. I have not tried this with the beta drivers.. but it might work. HTH


 

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azasadny

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#7
My X-FI card stopped working yesterday after installing a driver update through Win8 Update. I rolled back the driver and the card works fine now. How can I see the updates that Windows Updates is applying? Thnaks!
 

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BunnyJ

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#8
I wish I could help you on that. I hope someone else can answer,.
 

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Mitolo

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#9
This is a widespread issue currently for various X-fi cards. People can be a little confused at first because the issue isn't apparent right away after installing the drivers and apps - most people (including me) report that the problems happen after restarting the system and finding that settings have reverted to default (in the Console Launcher) and that there's no sound. If you click on "default", the sound should come back - but this is not a fix, as it's not an option to do this upon every boot/reboot. Your problem might not manifest itself as mine does, but all in all, X-fi and Windows 8 do not work well together at this point.



Windows 8 Pro x64 Retail No Sound after Restart Creative X-Fi Titanium HD Driver
works for me I had same prob try adding this to the reg ...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"CtxfiReg"="CTXFIREG.EXE /FORCE"
 

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BunnyJ

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#10
I just tried the Beta driver from Creative and so far so good.
 

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Foxandxss

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This seems to be a problem with all X-fi cards.

I installed W8 yesterday with the X-Fi fatality professional beta drivers, which I guess are the same for both card. (somewhere around june 2012).

The workaround of BunnyJ works good as hell, and I appreciate it a lot (I was going to open the pc, plug off the card and use the integrated one, but I would miss my ps3 sound ;()

The reg key, I guess it will reset all the sound config, right? That's not good. I changed the line-in to microphone, unmuted the optical and activated Crystalizer.

I think that is faster to simply swap modes two times than configuring the stuff everytime I boot. or am I wrong?

If the reg just activate the sound without having to configure all again, would be good.

Thanks.
 

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akarlz

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#12
The problem with all X-Fi Cards under windows 8 is that Console launcher can't save your settings every time you reset your system, there's a solution that I' tried it
on my X-fi XtremeMusic and actually worked, just google "PAX MASTER PCI XFI ALL OS Driver Suite V2.35 Default Tweak Edition" , with some luck you'll be at the forum from PAX Drivers...
 

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Foxandxss

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#13
Tried that driver suite, but no luck (My card is PCIe and not PCI and the PCIe edition of PAX is for Titanium).

Anyway, I have a better fix:

Do you guys have hibernation? I see on many forums that the problem is SSD related and no, Is just hibernation related. And because we the SSD users have hibernation off...

The problem is the way Windows 8 saves the config when shutting the computer.

If you activate hibernation, configure your card and the shut down (not reboot), the config will be saved. Then you can disable hibernation again, reboot, what you want.

I guess that if you want to change more options, you will need to do this again. Anyway, better than nothing.
 

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Wayward

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This is what has worked for me for my Xtreme Gamer and W8 Pro x64:

Install the Creative beta driver
Make whatever changes you want in the Creative Audio Control Panel
Put the computer to sleep
Wake the computer from sleep
Shut down the computer

When you start the computer, settings will have been saved and the sound will work.
 

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Tweakfiend

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#16
Xfi 5.1 surround does work fully with Creative Windows 8 beta drivers
The other software add on items mostly dont
 

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#17
Spent all day uninstalling, reinstalling, researching. That did it. Thanks!

This is what has worked for me for my Xtreme Gamer and W8 Pro x64:

Install the Creative beta driver
Make whatever changes you want in the Creative Audio Control Panel
Put the computer to sleep
Wake the computer from sleep
Shut down the computer

When you start the computer, settings will have been saved and the sound will work.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64

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