Not sure why i have had no replies. I read that i should NOT be a 'me too'
person so i provided my individual info.
Anyway, here's an update for anyone willing to help.
I have, this evening, performed the tasks discussed in an attempt to resolve
the lack of Audio Output from within the Windows Vista Business 32-bit
environment. These tasks proved unsuccesful in resolving the issue.
To give you a step-by-step run down of what i have done here it is:
1. Checked Device Manager for Listing status of Device. - Showed as 'SB X-Fi
Xtreme Audio' rather than 'Audio Processor' (which would have indicated
faulty install) but decided to proceed with re-install process anyway.
2. Navigated to Creative Knowledge Base Solution Id #1712 - Followed
instructions for PCI Sound Blaster Cards to remove device then went to
Uninstall Programs and uninstalled Creative Audio Console.
3. Powered off computer - removed PCI Card - rebooted.
4. Checked Device Manager - Card not listed.
5. Ran 'Regedit' and deleted all 'Creative' references - Ran 'Disk Clean-Up'
(including deleting temp files).
6. Navigated to http://asia.creative.com/support/downloads/
file XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0078.EXE and saved that into the 'Downloads' folder.
7. Powered off computer - re-installed PCI Card - Confirmed speakers were
connected properly and powered on - then rebooted.
8. Cancelled 'New Hardware Found' process.
9. Ran, downloaded and saved file XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0078.EXE from
10. After install wizard completed, ran following tests:
A: Checked Device Manager - Card Listed as 'SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio' again
- checked 'properties' - device shows as working properly with no conflicts.
B. Checked Control Panel - Creative Audio Console shows - attempted to
test from there - no audible result.
C. Navigated to 'Start Menu' and to 'Audio Console' from there -
attempted to test from there - no audible result.
D. Opened 'Windows Media Player' and attempted to play previously
recorded audio tracks (both MP3 and WMA) - no audible result.
So, i believe i have done as asked and i STILL HAVE NO AUDIO OUTPUT in Vista
What do i do now?