"zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
> I thought Creative just released Vista-compatible drivers here.... ?
> This sounds pretty specifically like a driver issue, since there's not much
> else that should be able to cause that net effect. What does Creative say
> about this? If you get their new new driver, does that help..... ?
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
I thought they had, as well: I had downloaded their *beta* drivers and had
them on hand even before I installed Vista, and then of course downloaded the
official X-Fi Vista drivers the moment I was informed they were released.
Since I made the above post, I removed the drivers, redownloaded them (just
in case there was an incremental upgrade that I somehow missed), and
reinstalled them. I've had no problems since then...but I also uninstalled
the two programs that seemed to cause the "sound crashes" most often: Pidgin
2.0 and J. River Media Center 12. I'm really not sure *which* part of the
above actions had anything to do with my sound being fixed, but it *does*
work now just like it used to.