Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS with Vista Build 5384


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Fork

I cannot get my Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS working with Windows Vista Build
5384. I've tried the KX-project drivers but they just don't work for me.
Does anyone know if either Microsoft or Creative Labs will be releasing any
drivers soon? I only want something basic!

Thanks,

Fork.
 
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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

If your internet connection is working in Windows Vista, I suggest you try
obtaining the drivers through Windows Update. Click Start > All Programs >
Windows Update > Turn on Windows Update. A list of available updates will
then be downloaded, you will have the option to view them, do so and check
off the appropriate drivers you need and click Install.
 
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Fork

Thanks, but Windows Update isn't suggesting any driver updates for me. Do
you have any other suggestions? Creative Labs hardware is pretty standard
stuff after all!

Fork.
 
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Guess Who

I really find this ludicrous on Creative's part. They are THE sound card
manufacturer, and they can't even BOTHER to get some beta drivers together?
But then again, they have never been too "creative" in driver developement
anyway. Their updqtes are few and far between - even on current hardware.

The NOVEMBER drivers DON'T work. All I get is beeps and/or crackle coming
out of my speakers. It's NOT November, it's 7 months later! I am foregoing
Vista because I cannot stand a SILENT PC.
 
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Guest

I don't even get the Vista Beta Driver installed! It's crashing Vista
completely and gives me the blue screen. Enyone a sollution?

Thanx,

Jeroen
 
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Guest

I don't even get the Beta driver installed! It Crashes on install and gives
me the blue screen! And the WDM drivers are not supporting more than Stereo.
Anyone a solution?
 
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Guest

Have you tried the latest drivers from Creative?
I got my Audigy 2 ZS running using the beta drivers posted on the Creative
website.
Did not have any problems at all.
 
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Guest

I'm having sound issues as well, and this may help others though my problem
isn't fixed.

What I have: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
Windows Vista Beta 2 32bit
Creative Labs Beta Drivers from November
Current Creative Labs Windows XP Drivers

Problem:
Input audio (from a microphone) is scratch and can't be listened to.
Audio Playback is half and half. Sometimes it's scratch and unlistenable,
and sometimes it's crystal clear. Through my headphones, it's always bad,
sometimes it's 50/50 with my speakers. If I open an MP3, it's scratchy as
hell. If I pause it and play again, it comes out clear. I can't determine
why, either way.

I was able to install the beta drivers. The current XP did error out on me
during the installation and even blue-screened on me, and when it rebooted it
found new hardware and bluescreened again. The third time I just hit cancel
on the install of the new device, and the audio works (But with no change in
the above symptoms.)

My benefit is that I can play battlefield 2 with audio and listen to MP3's
if I pause and replay. Hope I could shed some light, but if not at least your
not alone and there's another with problems added to the list.

~Mike
 
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Guest

Fork,

Please see the Creative FAQ on Vista drivers:
http://dmzweb3.europe.creative.com/...,VARSET=ws:http://us.creative.com/,case=14186

I too have a Audigy 2 ZS that is not working properly. The beta drivers on
Creative's site are for Vista BETA1, so they do not function properly in
BETA2. I installed the BETA1 drivers anyway just to see if I could get some
functionality - I can. However, the Creative sound control does not work at
all and instead I have to use Windows sound control (which resets to the
maximum volume every time I restart). Additionally, after each restart the
Creative programs tries to "finish up installation" but apparently never
succeeds.

I agree Creative dropped the ball on this one. It's unfortunate we have to
wait for working drivers - but at least they're aware of the problem.

-Randy
 
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Christopher L. Estep

Andre Da Costa said:
Its possible that your card is just no supported right now, I would send
in a feedback and file a driver request:
For Feedback:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=55160

Feedback reporting tool:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=43655
--
Andre
Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta

The *old* Audigy beta drivers *do* work with the CPP build, Andre (and
others); I use them myself with the CPP.

Christopher L. Estep
 
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Guest

By "work" do you mean like make-shift, kinda-sorta work like I described in
my post below or do you mean the driver and sound control work like they did
in XP?

If so, where exactly did you find these drivers because the Vista beta
driver I downloaded from Creative doesn't work (generally speaking). Of
course, I'm using Vista x86.

-Randy
 
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Guest

I also have the audigy2 zs card and I installed the beta drivers, They worked
for me except the game port.
 
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Guest

Well everytime I try and install a creative driver the driver installer from
Creative now tells me that I'm not running Windows Vista and I need to
upgrade to it. Well I'm sitting here using it. Any ideas I'm not sure if I
corrupted a file that the installer is checking or something. Any ideas would
be much appreciated.
 
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Mark W Scheidell

Which version of Vista are you running, 32 or 64 bit?

I was able to install the XP64 bit Creative drivers and get them to work.
It took installing them twice but I got basic sound. With the audio console
you can get all of your speakers to put out sound but I'm not sure that it
was true surround sound just all speakers working.

It appears I'm one of the lucky ones that have been able to install the
Creative beta 1 drivers on beta 2 32 bit Vista and get them to work. I
didn't do anything special. Again just basic sound. When I tried to switch
the setting in Media Player or on Vista to anything other than stereo the
sound started to crackle and hiss.
 
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Guest

I have tried this and do not get any downloads from update site. I too have
a problem with the drivers for Vista from the Creative Website. The program
keeps telling me I don't have Vista installed (and I do). Any suggestions?
 

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