Audigy & XP don`t work for me!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by JoeDandra, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. JoeDandra

    JoeDandra Guest

    My Audigy works perfect on ME,but on XP it makes a high pitch sound and locks up.
    I`ve tried everything:
    change the card to another PCI slot
    update the MOBO drivers
    update BIOS
    change ACPI to Standard PC
    even a Latency Patch that was released to solve this problem.
    The latest creative drivers dìdn`t fix the problem and Creative support didn`t tell me more than"check for future driver updates at.....blah blah"
    And Halion didn`t recognize my cdrom(even after ASPI upgrade).

    Any ideas?
    IBM Pentium III 800
    MOBO intel
    256RAM
    Audigy platinum


    Thanks :)
     
  2. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    wow, im glad I read this. I was seriously going to go oout and purchase this card today. But i will hold off now.
     
  3. XPletive

    XPletive bbbb-ring...

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    I have had zero problems with my Audigy MP3 card. In fact,
    it performs better than I had hoped.

    bmxjt: I wouldn't wait... go buy it.

    JoeDandra: I wish I could tell you why it isn't working for you.


    Abit TH7-II
    P4-1.5
    512MB RDRAM
    ATI Radeon 7200
    SB Audigy MP3
    XP-PRO
     
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    No problem either with my Audigy gamer on XP pro.
     
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Are you sure it is your Audigy? There has been a prob with Radeon drivers. I have had mine lock up on a daily basis with a high pitch screeching loop whenever playing a game like Quake III or watching a DVD. From other posts I've seen, it is the video card driver that is the prob. BTW, new driver is out at www.ati.com if that is what you have.
     
  6. JoeDandra

    JoeDandra Guest

    I`m pretty shure it`s the Audigy card.
    There`s a lot of people out there having the same problem with XP & Audigy,and i found an article where Creative Labs recognize this issue and they say that they don`t know why some people don`t have this problem and others do.
    But your suggestion it`s quite razonable,and i didn`t think about it...the video card drivers!
    I`m gonna try this drivers and i`ll let you know.


    Thanks :)
     
  7. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Let us know what you find out.
     
  8. No Problems

    I have audigy with latest updates and no problems. It just might be a conflict with another program are other drivers in xp that is causing this issue..
     
  9. eGoalter

    eGoalter Guest

    sheese.

    My Audigy works perfect on ME,but on XP it makes a high pitch sound and locks up.
    I`ve tried everything:
    change the card to another PCI slot
    update the MOBO drivers
    update BIOS
    change ACPI to Standard PC
    even a Latency Patch that was released to solve this problem.
    The latest creative drivers dìdn`t fix the problem and Creative support didn`t tell me more than"check for future driver updates at.....blah blah"
    And Halion didn`t recognize my cdrom(even after ASPI upgrade).

    Any ideas?



    here is this guys problem, you changed from acpi, to standard
    i bet you were in standard when you tried to update the audigy too. u gonna have serious probs now... you need to get back into acpi mode and reinstall the audigy.but u will most likely have to repair you install, im gathering you have via chipset since you installed the pci latency patch, but did you install the latest via 4 in drivers version 4.37? there is a new halion out, it might help those issues out...does this high pitch sound come from ur asio drivers? cause the emu101k work great..... as for the rest of the asio, they seem to run better if you run em in win 2000 compatibility mode. also i hate to say it but the audigy and thos music apps even playcenter, can use lots o memory. specially if you have realtime effects and such goin. u could use more memory , but thats not the problem.



    any way could you clarify what app u were using when the high pitch came and locked it up, cause theres host apps and even playcenter will crash. :eek:
     
  10. eGoalter

    eGoalter Guest

    i forgot to mention

    that addon game port/ midi port could be causing shit, it just quit on me one day, i dont need it though, i bought a usb gravis, any one using the old gravis, with the serial port or whateva, this doesnot do well in xp, usb gravis is flawless..i have a drive to play midi thru, i solved some bugs when i ditched the gravis drivers. you dont need em for usp. i just know its buggy as hell.
     
  11. sshenriksen

    sshenriksen Guest

    Hey buddy.
    Did you purchase the XP driver online? The driver that comes with the card stops during the install. I had those problems too, until I bought the XP driver for like 4 $.

    It sucks, but I haven't had a problem since. :)

    Sune
     
  12. Timm

    Timm Guest

    I have exaclty the same problems with xp and a soundblaster live platinum. I'm considering reverting to my onboard sound, but then i won't have my nice optical/digital outputs :(
     
  13. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I have problem where when using WinAMP I get squeaks and pops from the speakers, but when I use PlayCenter all is fine, why is this can anyone explain.
     
  14. daverh

    daverh Guest

    bloody audigy

    I cant even get my drivers to load properly on reboot it keeps aking for them again no matter what I try I'm getting a bit fed up now . I know the card alright because I've dual booted win98/xp and its fine in 98.
    Any suggestions ( In laymans terms please) most welcome.
     
  15. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    good tips DeVip
     
  16. daverh

    daverh Guest

    ;) cheers for that zip im sure it will come in handy,
    I managed to get my drivers to load properly in the end by removing all traces of audigy & uninstalling my leadteck gf4 video drivers, then I booted from my xp disk and perfomed a repair of the operating system (not asr) . When I rebooted I tried loading in the audigy drivers again and hey presto it all worked fine.
    It's just a shame I ordered a new driver disk from creative which turned up at my door within three days as it only cost £2.34 including postage & package and judjing by the part no. It has at least got the updates built in to it, I dare'nt use it though in case It all goes tit's up again
     
  17. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    Have you checked to see if you have an integrated sound card in your motherboard? I have an Audigy Gamer card running on XP home and love the brilliant sound quality of this card.

    I have an MSI -6380 board with integrated audio which I had to disable first in bios. The card sounds great with my logitech z-560's.