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Old 01-31-2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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Hey guys.
I've finally got my computer in a hardware setup that is practically flawless.. the last step was to replace my X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCi-express with a PCI card - I got an Xtreme Music card which is actually better and not much more expensive.

Anyway, it just about works perfect - except for 2 things.
Firstly, whenever I try to change my audio mode (X-Fi has 3 modes to choose from which changes the hard-ware levels to work effectively in that way) from Game Mode, I get the error: "This operation could not be carried out. This may be because the audio device is in use. Please quit all applications and games, and try again". I have closed everything before, including processes that I didn't think I needed running, and I still get the error. I'm likely to just want to stay on Entertainment Mode but first I have to get there!

Secondly, and although I'm sure this is a common issue, I always get the "Found New Hardware" dialog when I startup the computer for the Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus. It cannot find the drivers, and I tried putting in my mobo disk to install them just in case. Everything seems to work fine without it, it's just a pain having it popup every time I restart. Even though you can tick not to have it come up again, it does anyway.

If you can help me out here, that would be great!

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Old 01-31-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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can u give us a link to ur card? plz

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Old 01-31-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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There's not really a creative page for it - i'm pretty sure this chipset was just sold to DELL for DELL computers, and I got it from a reseller.

Just google it, you'll find some info on it. Sorry!
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:35 PM   #4
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Check in the BIOS, that any onboard sound chips that may be on your motherboard are switched off first.

That way, you won't get that last error anyway.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for that, Kage. Strangely enough, I fixed it by other means.
I simply re-installed the driver and software. Now, I hadn't restarted at that time since I had also disabled the high definition audio bus, and so I don't know whether it was the disabling or the reinstall of drivers that fixed the found new hardware problem.

But, it fixed the changing mode problem. Well... I think so. I set the initial mode to entertainment mode, which is what I wanted. But now I'm too scared to change it again

But thanks for your help!
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