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    Creative SoundBlaster XFi problem

    So I had the Creative SoundBlaster XFi installed and working when I first got my carPC up and running in my car. However recently my computer-tech friend who was helping with the install said there was problems with various drivers and such in general on the carPC due to the install process, so she formatted the whole computer to start it from scratch her way.
    Unfortunately shes no longer able to complete reinstalling everything due to reasons beyond my control, and I'm stuck trying to figure everything out myself; and I'm no computer-tech.

    I tried reinstalling the XFi today. I popped in the installation CD hoping for the best. Everything installed correctly and the soundcard is plugged into the amp/computer correctly. I can hear some static from the speakers, but there is no actual sound coming from them. The soundcard doesn't light up like it did before. I'm pretty sure I have to select it from the Device Manager menu, but it doesn't pop up as an option to select.
    This is as far as my computer knowledge will take me (which isint very far I know lol). Can anyone point me in the right direction? Just need to get the sound working!
    - scENFORCER

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    first off: Xp or W7?
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    Windows 7. Lemme guess, the drivers on the CD arent compatible? I'll go download new drivers and see if that works..
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    Have a look here while you are at it. Maybe there is something there that will help you:

    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-...fi-series.html
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    Thanks! I'm sure with that link I'll be able to get it working..!

    ---------- Post added at 02:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:56 PM ----------

    Nope didnt work
    I tried installing 2 different drivers from the Creative support site (thinking the first one wasnt the correct one), both said that there wasnt detecting any supporting hardware. Almost looks like the soundcard is dead (I hope not)? Can anyone give me any insight?
    - scENFORCER

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    when you plug the x-fi into the pc what sound does it make Ba-Ding!(good), or Ba-Ba..(bad-device not recognized)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scENFORCER View Post
    ...shes no longer able to complete reinstalling everything due to reasons beyond my control,..
    Step 1:
    Get her a Valentine's gift, get her some chocolate, and say you're sorry (doesn't doesn't matter if you don't know what your apologizing for).

    Step 2:
    Computer fixed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djvillar View Post
    Step 1:
    Get her a Valentine's gift, get her some chocolate, and say you're sorry (doesn't doesn't matter if you don't know what your apologizing for).

    Step 2:
    Computer fixed...


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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    when you plug the x-fi into the pc what sound does it make Ba-Ding!(good), or Ba-Ba..(bad-device not recognized)
    I just checked, it doesnt make any sound. Its like I'm not plugging anything in, absolutely nothing happens..

    Quote Originally Posted by djvillar View Post
    Step 1:
    Get her a Valentine's gift, get her some chocolate, and say you're sorry (doesn't doesn't matter if you don't know what your apologizing for).

    Step 2:
    Computer fixed...
    Heh, wish it were that simple. She unfortunately moved outta the city so I gotta make this happen on my own (and with the help of you guys!)..

    I've tried researching a bit online, various different Windows 7 forums. A lot of people say to select the Windows Vista compatibility mode of the drivers prior to installation, but thats not working for me either.
    - scENFORCER

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    Do you have another pc you can try it on just to see if it gets picked up? You woultn't need to install the software, just to verify that it is alive.
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