Thursday, August 30, 2012

Creative X-Fi driver problems with Windows 8 and a fix

Edit:
The following problem does not exist anymore with the latest PAX drivers for X-Fi Titanium (Titanium HD too I suppose) cards. It's possible that the problem was fixed with the official drivers as well, because the modder only tweaks the official drivers rather than creating ones from scratch.

Get the PAX MASTER PCIe Titanium Driver Suite 2013 V1.00 Default Tweak Edition drivers from HERE (I mean, click the "HERE" link).

To the original post...

I’ve been using PAX drivers for my Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe card. PAX drivers are official drivers modified and released by Robert McClelland on Hardware Heaven forums. They work great.

There is a problem with the current Windows 8 drivers for Creative X-Fi cards. I do not know if the other models are affected as well. The problems is this. Whenever you reboot into Windows, you will have no audio. You have to launch Console launcher and switch between the modes to get the audio to work.
Robert  says he cannot fix this on his own. Creative has to do something about it. But there is something you can do.

There is a tool called X-Fi Mode Changer which can be used to change the audio modes instead of using Console Launcher. It is pretty old too. What is great about this tool is that you can do it using the command-line. That means, you can simply run it at startup.

Now, if you don’t know where the heck the startup folder in Windows 8 is, type to following path in RUN and hit enter.

%appdata%\Microsoft\windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Also post any Creative X-Fi related problems here:
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