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    Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Decided to update my sound drivers as they were from 2003. Went to the Creative site and download the new drivers- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy series Driver 2.18.0010

    But for some reason i'm getting no sound at all!! Device manager says its all working properly. Went into control panel and opened the sounds and audio devices properties. In the first tab (volume) the device volume bar is on low, and its grayed out- can't change any options. The rest of the tabs are fine!

    Any ideas???


    os: XP, updated with sp3

    Sound card: sound blaster audigy 2 zs

    Thx!!
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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Hmm, I didn't have any problems when I did almost exactly the same update.

    Does the sound blaster console open up okay (from start menu)?

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Use the latest daniel_k drivers for the Aud 2 ZS. They are much better than the Creative ones and unlock loads of features

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Hmm, I didn't have any problems when I did almost exactly the same update.

    Does the sound blaster console open up okay (from start menu)?
    You mean the 'welcome menu' ??? If so it won't load! Black box appears for less than second. Its the 2nd time i have dl this driver update!!!

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Use the latest daniel_k drivers for the Aud 2 ZS. They are much better than the Creative ones and unlock loads of features
    They may be a last resort!!!

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    They should be your first, not your last.

    They essentially are Creatives drivers with loads of things fixed.

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    They should be your first, not your last.

    They essentially are Creatives drivers with loads of things fixed.
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy/Audigy2/Audigy 2 ZS/Audigy4 Daniel_K driver 2.18.0008.9 WinXP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7 - http://www.driversdown.com/drivers/C...n7_87837.shtml

    Those the ones???

    Should i remove the creative drivers before installing them or will it do that when installing??

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Any advice before i try these other drivers??

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AledJ View Post
    Any advice before i try these other drivers??
    Yes, be patient

    People will reply as soon as they think they can be helpful. Bumping threads after only 90mins or so doesn't help anyone.

    The drivers you want are: http://forums.creative.com/creativel...read.id=139702

    Uninstall the old ones, reboot, run and follow instructions. Simple

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Yes, be patient

    People will reply as soon as they think they can be helpful. Bumping threads after only 90mins or so doesn't help anyone.

    The drivers you want are: http://forums.creative.com/creativel...read.id=139702

    Uninstall the old ones, reboot, run and follow instructions. Simple
    Cheers! Will give it a go tomorrow. When i used the filefront link kaspersky flagged up a trojan trying to dl!! Hope the file is ok will scan it when i dl tomorrow.

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    It won't be hosted on Filefront with a Trojan, they'd have pulled it well before now.

    It'll be a false positive

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    The only way i managed to get my old drivers installed and working again was to remove the sound drivers using safe mode. Now what if i removed the drivers and reinstalled them in safe mode- would that work?

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    It won't be hosted on Filefront with a Trojan, they'd have pulled it well before now.

    It'll be a false positive
    The flag up came before i dl the file (which i haven't done yet) If i'm blessed with another 5 min today i may dl it.

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Use Drive cleaner pro to remove the drivers and any detritus that may be left. Have you tried using the active X plugin on the creative website that detects your card and locates the correct driver for them? It's the tab on the bottom right thats says change configuration or auto update.
    http://support.creative.com/Products...=Sound+Blaster
    Respec'

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RADCOM View Post
    Use Drive cleaner pro to remove the drivers and any detritus that may be left. Have you tried using the active X plugin on the creative website that detects your card and locates the correct driver for them? It's the tab on the bottom right thats says change configuration or auto update.
    http://support.creative.com/Products...=Sound+Blaster
    Thanks!! Will try that on the creative site later. Although i'm sure i have the correct drivers dl already.


    One thing i have noticed that when the new driver has installed and then reboots, just before it shuts down a box appears with a red x circle saying something like 'the application.......' Not sure what the rest is as it just flashes up then goes.

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    Re: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio driver problems!!!

    Used that tool thin on the creative site and it got some newer driver working (2006) The other ones i was trying to use were for my card and much newer (2009) I'm very confused!!!

    Only reason i'm updating them is because of some problems in Empire Total War. The music in the intro movie skips, stops and loops. It also does this when playing the American independence missions. Might try and update my gfx drives in a few days, but can't see how that would cause sound problems!!

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