Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series

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        This is the first driver/hardware issue I’ve ever experienced with a Windows NT 6.x OS — in fact this is the same same system (hardware & drivers) I’ve used with NT 6.1 (both Server 2012, and Windows 8) and the Windows 8.1 iteration of NT 6.3 without issue; only Server 2012 R2 presents with the following…

        I’m using a Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series sound card with the version 2.17.0009 driver on an Intel X58 reference design mainboard. The driver installs without issue and works immediately, but after rebooting there is no sound. Compounding the difficulty in trouble-shooting: there are no errors in Device Manager, and none in the Event Viewer. Reinstalling the driver (without un-installing) re-enables sound until the next reboot…

        I’ve installed the Xinput and XAudio dll’s and the latest build of DirectX but these have no effect on outcome. I have not (yet) attempted installing Quality Windows Audio Video Experience — as I wanted to minimize the number of moving parts in trouble-shooting and even though some have reported better sound after installing; on the surface this appears to be more like collateral issue resolution.

        Please advise…


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          As yet I haven’t resolved the issue though I have tried additional clean installations, and different versions of the driver to no avail — but have discovered the ‘Restore Defaults’ button in the Creative Driver ‘Audio Control Panel’ (the bare bones driver interface) will get sound going reliably with full feature support. What’s odd is this doesn’t appear to generate any related Windows events in the Event Viewer, and my Server 2012 R2 installation remains event error and warning free.


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