SoundBlaster ZxR, Windows 10 Issues.

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by TheDeeGee, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. angelgraves13

    angelgraves13 Master Guru

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    New driver was recently released. While I haven't had any major issues with the old ones, besides Windows asking if I should disable driver enhancements with the old driver, the new one works without issue.

    Will do a proper test later.
     
  2. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    New driver is pretty solid.
     
  3. Athlonite

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    I can't recommend Daniel K drivers enough he's the best at what he does and that's making the damn things work the way they're supposed to
     
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    The Creative Drivers work fine, as long as i keep HDMI Audio from the GPU Disabled in Device Manager.
     

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    Don't worry all issues will be fixed when windows 10 gets out of alpha stage..
     
  6. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Daniel K drivers for ZxR??

    Issue is that Windows 10 sets the default audio device to DP/HDMI on every new display driver installation if the audio drivers are selected to be a part of the update or if the update is done after using DDU, since DDU also flushes the display cars audio driver.
    Disabling HDMI/DP audio fixes that, sometimes it requires 2 boots after the update.
     
  7. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Kinda guessed it was a Win 10 thing, since it never happend when i used Win 7 ^^

    Still happy with 10 though :)
     
  8. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Not sure if it's yesterdays Windows 10 Update, but something is wrong.

    I keep having to switch profiles in the SB Z Control Panel in order to get proper sound. When i booted up the PC this morning, everything sounded as if it was on the First Person Shooter profile, except it wasn't.

    This now keeps happening everytime i reboot or cold start.
     
  9. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Yep, tested it out.

    The new Windows Update screwed something up.
     
  10. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    So i rolled back to the Anniversary Update and applied the same July 11th Update, and now the sound works fine.

    It seems to be a combination of Creators Update + July 11th which is causing issues with the SoundBlaster ZxR... atleast for me.
     

  11. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Well, fixed it by reinstalling via the Media Creation Tool on USB Stick, which instantly installs 1703.

    Applied all updates and now there are no issues.

    Guess something got screwed up somehow when updating from Anniversary to Creators.
     
  12. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    It started acting up again after todays Update.

    After reboot and starting something which requires sound i hear one of the relays click, and the sound is really shallow. I have to select a different profile, and then back to my own again to fix it.

    Unlikely to be the soundcard failing, cuz as i said in the previous post it's a fresh Install of 1703. Not sure what's going on but the the Creators Update is clearly unstable when it comes to new updates.
     
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  13. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Seem to have fixed it by switching stuff around PCI-E Slot wise.

    Old Config:

    GPU - PCI-E x16 Slot 2 (x8 Wired)
    Sound - PCI-E x1 Slot 1 (x1 Wired)

    New Config:

    GPU - PCI-E x16 Slot 1 (x16 Wired)
    Sound - PCI-E x16 Slot 3 (x4 Wired)

    Still think it has to with Windows 10 1703 though, as it worked for months and months in 1503 and 1603 with the old config and even for a while in 1703 untill some updates started rolling out.
     

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