My speaker selection menu in the THX Setup Console seems to vanish randomly it seems. Sometimes it's 1 or 2 selections that dissapear or everything. So it's just blank in the pull down menu.
I don't really know when this started. It happens pretty randomly too. If i unistall and reinstall my drivers it'll fix it. All the speaker selections will be there. But the problem keeps coming back, sometimes as soon as i make a first reboot. It certainly happens everytime i switch from 1 selection to another (headphones to 5.1 for example) and then reboot. Then it'll be screwed for sure. But if i don't switch then sometimes after a reboot it'll still be fine but eventually after a couple of reboots without switching it'll still be screwed, GO FIGURE?!. Ugh, it makes no sense to me.
I have a SB audigy 2 ZS platinum. All drivers are the latest on win xp pro sp2.
What can be causing this?! A format would probably fix this. But i'm keeping that as my last option.
Well thank you in advance for taking the time to help me,
It's nuts the amount of times i tried a complete unistall and then installed everything again from the retail CD. But this bug keeps persisting. So annoying. I switch from headphones to 5.1 and vice versa many times so in about a week i'll have to format =( if there's nothing that can be done..
June 3, 2006 2:17:20 AM
i'll do a complete unistall, then reboot, then a complete install from retail cd, reboot, not touch ANY options, not switch at all, and then after a couple of reboots, it'll happen
aisgjsoaagjiaijogao i'm going insane
and this is why i hate sb!!!!!
they might make great cards- but their drivers not only suck, they deliberately try to break things
please tell me someone there's a way to fix this!, or i'll have to format next weekend!!!
...but I dout its the source of your problem. I always wonder if all the knick-knacks Creative throws into the startup are necessary or necessary operation? I've not researched it...
One thing may want to try is to launch MSconfig.exe and temporarily turn off some of the items in your Startup to see if there's any positive effect. Since it's temporary its unlikely you'll do any harm. This could help you better isolate if such an item is having its way with this problem.
April 15, 2008 2:07:39 PM
after all this time i still have the same issue on this winxpsp2 machine - anyone new has other suggestions?
I wish to join this discussion because I have the same problem. Only now its got worse!! My 6.1 speakers are fixed in stereo mode!! And the headphones no long mute the speakers or change the layout as it should do.
I'm using the latest drivers but as silly as this sounds, try with the oldest drivers as these seem to be less buggy than the latest Creative released.
sorry to revive this, I'm having the same issue. What did you guys do to fix it? I also have a logitech keyboard (diNovo mini) and laser mouse on my system. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.