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    Question My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Just installed Windows 7 32bit. My system isnt overclocked so no stability problems. I own a creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro Series sound card.

    I have installed it in my PC and gone to the creative website seen here to download the drivers for it

    http://support.creative.com/Products...T=CategoryID:1

    I have downloaded the top and second drivers from the list. On the main driver it causes my PC to freeze and I have to reset it, or If I manage to install it , it tells me to restart which I do then it freezes while trying to close down.

    Any ideas on how I can fix this problem ?

    Thanks so much !

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    What else have you got installed onto the system? The Creative card is not very compatible with some other PCI cards. That could include wireless adapters, RAID adapters or even TV cards.
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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Just a ATI 5870 GC

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Can you install drivers through windows update?

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    http://support.creative.com/Download..._2_17_0007.exe

    Creative website is a jungle.. is it THOSE ones you ended up with?

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Am really confused !

    The guy I bought it from listed as Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer Fatality Pro

    He gave me this link as well http://uk.creative.com/products/prod...uct=15854&nav=

    My sound card looks exactly the same as what he listed

    The problem is on the label on the card it says Model number SB0460

    When I google this http://www.google.co.uk/webhp?source...e68dd06d84477c

    Its says its the Extreme Music version ?

    Am really confused here to what driver I should be installing here. My card looks like this


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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    looks can be deceiving...

    pls remove your card, take a good photo and post it up here...

    use this to host it if need be
    http://www.postimage.org/

    those cards all look similar.. you may have been scammed a little.. but lets see the card first

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    ExtremeMusic/Gamer are all the same chip, but there's no such thing as an extreme gamer fatality. There's an extreme gamer, and a fatality, again based on the same chip, but with different features in the rest of the board.

    It's the ExtremeAudio that you want to avoid as it's just an audigy.

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Guys it's exactly the same as the one in the picture. I have tried to let windows do a update for the driver which it does then it just freezes again.

    Am really lost to why it keeps doing it. Think I might install Vista and see if that fixes it, if it doesn't looks like the card is broke? in some way

    Any advice is appreciated

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Have you tried installing whilst in 'safe' mode?

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    Question Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    Have you tried installing whilst in 'safe' mode?
    No mate not tried that.

    Ok just to update I installed XP and vista and it still freezes when I instal. Does this sort of mean its the actual card thats broken, or maybe my motherboard ?.. Motherboard seems to boot the carf tho for me to actually install the driver and the light is lit up on the sound card

    Any other tests I can do ?

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Just make sure you've got a proper drivers. Compare model number, serial number, anything using advancede search on Creative website, as mentioned before, cluttered as hell.

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Try installing the drivcers in XP mode from within win 7.

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Normally I install Creative driver by extracting the driver package using winrar then manually updating the driver in device manager.

    If it does not work it is likely that your card is broken, or it doesn't like being in that PCI slot. If you have another PCI slot to try, give it a go.
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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Ok guys I downloaded and installed a none creative driver made by daniel_K. I managed to install it know problems :-).... When I install the latest driver for my ATI 5870 tho it causes my PC to blue screen, so it would seem there is some conflict with the sound card and GC.

    I tried to install a past driver for my 5870 thinking maybe it might fix it but it didnt. Any ideas on what I can do now ?

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    Re: My computer keeps freezing while trying to install my sound card ?

    Conflict with the sound card in the 5870 then I guess. I don't have the same problem with my 4870, but I suspect there are some options you can change in Windows to specify which card is used for audio if you're outputting over HDMI.

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