Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS with Vista Build 5384

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Fork, Jun 8, 2006.

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    Fork Guest

    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!


    Fork, Jun 8, 2006
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  2. 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.
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 8, 2006
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    Fork Guest

    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, Jun 8, 2006
  4. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 8, 2006
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    Rob S Guest

    Rob S, Jun 8, 2006
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    Conor Turton Guest

    Conor Turton, Jun 9, 2006
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    Guess Who Guest

    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.
    Guess Who, Jun 9, 2006
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    MamboWarrior 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?


    MamboWarrior, Jun 9, 2006
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    MamboWarrior 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?
    MamboWarrior, Jun 9, 2006
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    RonnieL Guest

    Have you tried the latest drivers from Creative?
    I got my Audigy 2 ZS running using the beta drivers posted on the Creative
    Did not have any problems at all.
    RonnieL, Jun 9, 2006
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    Serus 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

    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.

    Serus, Jun 9, 2006
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    Randy Guest


    Please see the Creative FAQ on Vista drivers:,VARSET=ws:,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

    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, Jun 9, 2006
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    Randy Guest

    Randy, Jun 10, 2006
  14. The *old* Audigy beta drivers *do* work with the CPP build, Andre (and
    others); I use them myself with the CPP.

    Christopher L. Estep
    Christopher L. Estep, Jun 10, 2006
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    Randy 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, Jun 10, 2006
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    Richard K Guest

    I also have the audigy2 zs card and I installed the beta drivers, They worked
    for me except the game port.
    Richard K, Jun 11, 2006
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    Serus Guest

    Just giving this thread a bump since the problem hasn't been solved yet..=)
    Serus, Jun 13, 2006
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    Charles 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.
    Charles, Jun 13, 2006
  19. 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.
    Mark W Scheidell, Jun 14, 2006
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    Mike MLG 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?
    Mike MLG, Jun 15, 2006
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