So a couple weeks ago I uninstalled my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty and installed an HT Omega Claro Halo (non XT, so without the 7.1 daughter card). Upon restarting my computer Vista Ultimate picked up on it and prompted the driver install process. At first I used the driver on the CD, but then got a blue screen of death instead of my desktop. So I unistalled that driver, got the latest one from their website, and got the same exact result. I have a picture of the BSOD I can add to the thread if someone has a way. For now I'll just paraphrase the BSOD message...
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: (Insert a flew uselessly generic steps here)"
Then, the technical information: "STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFFA60049BEF2F, 0xFFFFFA6001BBF838, 0XFFFFFA6001BBF210)
Collecting data for crash dump...
Initializing disk for crash dump..."
Well there you have it. Has anyone had this issue or have any ideas? I figured I'd ask here before getting HT Omega involved because everyone here has been pretty fantastic in the past when I was building my rig. I'll add my setup specs also in case anyone needs that info to help out. Thanks so much!!!
I have read that those cards do have some compatibility issues not sure what causes it but your not the first person to have this problem. I think but not certain it might have problems with nvidia chipsets. Have you made sure that you disabled onboard sound in bios you probably already did but I have to ask.
Alright, that's good to know in general. It unfortunately didn't help me out here, but after physically taking the card back out I noticed there was a clump of dust in the PCI slot, so I blew it out, reseated the card, and the dang thing worked! Thanks again for the tip.