W7 not detecting x-fi xtreme gamer

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by Nate, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Nate

    Nate New Member

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    Okay Ive dived through alot of sites trying to find a explanation or a fix for this but w7 doesnt seem to detect my x-fi xtreme gamer pci card...Its not even under hardware management making installing any sort of driver impossible..I think. Ive tried to install drivers under Compatibility but that just causes a BSOD. I have allready tested with a Seperate vista instalation ((on a second HDD)) and it works just fine. Anyone know whats going on with this?

    I really do love w7..I just cant stand my garbage onboard sound so any sort of fix for this would be great.
     
  2. Hrulik

    Hrulik New Member

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    Just download latest vista driver from creative site, and install in vista capability mode
     
  3. Davet50

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    Or go HERE and try this driver pack. worked for me
     
  4. Nate

    Nate New Member

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    okay Ive reinstalled windows and im about to try that pack ((will edit)) but can someone tell me what this is all about? [​IMG] *edit* okay I tried the pack but it says It doesnt detect a suported product on my system...
     
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  5. loathe

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    Have you gone from x86 to x64?
    You could try disable it, reboot and see what happens.
     
  6. bpgt64

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    First things I would try..

    1, Put the sound card in a different PCI slot, and make sure to disable the onboard sound before rebooting into windows.

    2, Make sure your Bios for your motherboard is up to date next.
     
  7. Davet50

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    Nate install the orginal drivers that came with your system or go to the creative site and download and install the x86 or x64 vista drivers.

    When you go to run the downloaded driver, set the compatibility mode to vista and the drivers should install.
    Then just install the pack file without uninstalling the downloaded files.
     
  8. Nate

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    Tried this and it causes a BSOD when it tries to load the driver at the end of installation. Ill try what you guys said right now, wish me luck...Will edit. **edit** okay now no sound device in on the system when I disable AC 97 audio. Should I trying installing the driver onto the unsupported Standard game port?
     
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  9. Survivor61

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    Is the Realtek a onboard sound card? Disable this in the Bios, then boot and see if it finds the PCI Card. Maybe there is a conflct between the 2 cards.
     

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