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    Problems since X-Fi Installation

    Ok I am at the end of my tether...

    I bought an X-Fi to treat myself, and the sound is fantastic, however a few problems have occurred.

    Some random reboots midway through doing normal tasks, web surfing, copying files watching dvds etc. And looking at the error report in admin tools, it says it is a 'bugcheck' error.

    2nd problem, is that everytime i want to play my beloved CS : S i can't as within 1 minute of joining a game counter strike just shuts down without any warning and goes back to the desktop. Strange thing is that when i go to do a 'sound check' on cs : s it loads up and large ERROR signs are where the speakers should be ?!?!

    All this has happened since installing my new X-Fi Xtrememusic soundcard. I went from a Audigy 1 LS which gave me no problems.

    I have looked for ages trawling the net for answers to the problems and come up with nothing. I have upgraded the Bios, and the NForce4 drivers for the board (A8N SLI DELUXE) to no avail. I don't know what I can do

    Really please help me!

    One annoying thing is that i cannot use anything else other than the stock X-Fi drivers that came on the CD, as all the rest are only XP compatible, and it won't let me install them, are there any other drivers that I could use?

    Finally if i were to upgarde to XP, could i do this by putting in the XP disk and clicking upgrade? If i did that would all my documents, programs etc be as they were in 2000, or would i have to reinstall everything?

    I am currently using Windows 2000, with the spec as below.

    Thanks for any help. Pictures can be added on request with further details about the windows rebooting errors.

    Cheers

    Ian

    PS. It shouldnt be a PSU problem as i carefully monitor the voltages on ASUS probe and they are extremely stable within +/- 5% of the rails. I.e. typically 12V rail fluctuates between 11.902 and 12.032
    5v rail 4.972 and 4.999
    3.3v rail 3.296 and 3.312
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    Have you turn the X-fi into gaming mode before playing ? It's not neccesary I did have quite a few problem with BF2 because of that. Also install the driver only and not any of the thingies in the setup disk that comes with the X-fi (cept the sound console obviously)
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    hmmm, I thought thta all Windows XP drivers worked under Windows 200 natively... Have you tried downloading the latest XP drivers and installing them?
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    @ Goku everytime you install (or try to install) the xp drivers it comes up with a warning that windows 2000 isnt supported.

    but a quick bit of editing of the .exe file means i can go around this, however the problem still remains - just tried it after updating to 2_07_004 and the same happens in counterstrike source, nothing has happened so far in windows...

    @ Hans the x-fi automatically changes to game mode when going into games, and entertainment mode back when on desktop, i am using a neat little tool that does this automatically for me. (i have tried disabling the program to see if taht makes any difference but no!)

    arghhhhhhhh not a happy bunny lol! cant play on counter strike

    cheers for your help

    any more suggestions?

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    Time to "upgrade" to XP?
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    upgrading XP will keep all data, you will have a lot of driver updates to do after.

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    so putting in a standard xp pro disk and 'upgrading' 2000pro will just put the xp pro fascia over everything, but everything underneath will be the smae, i.e. file structures, installed programs and standard settings, and most importantly my music and my documents?

    thanks again

    ian

    ps. there doesnt seem to be any more random restarts in windows, but i cannot play bf2 or cs : s any help please?
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