First post, by bZbZbZ
Hi everyone, I'm having trouble with a sound drivers and would be grateful for any insight you may have.
I bought a used Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium (Fatal1ty), for use in a high powered Windows XP gaming rig. This is the PCI Express x1 card, model SB0880. When I remove the metal shield, the card looks just like this one:
This is supposed to be an upgrade for my prior "software" based sound cards, both of which worked just fine (X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe, Audigy SE PCI).
The issue is that when I get most of the way through the driver install, I get hit with a Blue Screen of Death & immediate reboot, followed by a BSOD/reboot before Windows XP login, etc. I can get into safe mode but I'm not sure what to look for there. Since Windows XP's System Restore is sort of terrible, at this point I re-image my C drive from a backup and try again, but without success.
I've tried the following drivers:
- VOGONS Driver Archive http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1 … menustate=43,36
- Creative official latest XP/Vista driver "XFTI_PCDRV_L11_2_40_0008.exe ": https://support.creative.com/Products/Product … l1ty+Pro+Series
They both yield the same BSOD bootloop. I have a suspicion that there is a conflict with an existing driver. My first guess was the HDMI audio driver for my Radeon... I tried disabling that driver in the Device Manager prior to installing and still got the same result.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
I don't think there is a hardware defect, because I when I install Linux Mint, whatever driver the OS selects installs without issue and the sound is excellent.
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ stock
Asus P5E-VM-HDMI with sound & video disabled in BIOS
4 GB DDR2 RAM
Radeon 6850 1GB (official AMD Catalyst 14.4 driver)
Dell U2007WFP LCD monitor (1600x1200 via DVI)
Intel SSD320 160GB
Windows XP SP3 (x86) & Linux Mint 13.2 Cinnamon (x64)