My Soundblaster is misbehaving on W11


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The more I think about it, might be the connections wearing out if they were unplugged and plugged in too often. Could also be cable issues or even not quite seated correctly in its spot.
Blue Tack helps with loose connections.

I use blue tack to hold my optical cable output from the SB Card from falling out because I pushed it in wrong & broke the little door that also locks the optical connector in place.
 

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You can try the latest unofficial 3rd party drivers.
 

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You can try the latest unofficial 3rd party drivers.

That sounds like something I would try! I'll wait however until my backup disk order comes in.... I want to safeguard all the configuration and bugfixing I did setting this thing up before I start messing with it.
 

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You can try the latest unofficial 3rd party drivers.
Hm, reading through the blog he seems to have given up. He's not maintaining them anymore and the drivers are 1) not free from bugs and 2) only 'hopefully work' with W11. I won't be trying them for fear of wrecking something.
 

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Well I removed the Audigy in the hope the onboard audio would maybe magically have the surround option HP promised (like those old jack-sensing chips from old) but alas, it really only outputs 2.0 stereo and the mic/line in jacks are just that.
 

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Hm, reading through the blog he seems to have given up. He's not maintaining them anymore and the drivers are 1) not free from bugs and 2) only 'hopefully work' with W11. I won't be trying them for fear of wrecking something.
It doesn't matter who produces them, no driver is ever 100 percent perfect on all machines. That's life. Realize you are attempting to use old, discontinued hardware on a new operating system, so yeah, there's risk. If you don't feel comfortable with using hacked drivers, that's fine. Creating assumptions out of fear is not.

Anyway, Daniel K has been doing what he's been doing for a long time, and I've used his drivers myself in the past. If Creative doesn't have a driver for you, and you wish to use whatever card you have, I'd say give Daniel K's a try before declaring them bad.

You can always create a System Restore point before installing the drivers, and if something goes wrong, revert back....

And as always.... make sure you backup your data in-case something does go wrong.

Good luck.
 

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This page shows a driver dated 8/12/15. I would try it. If it doesn't work, uninstall it and any software that came with it (be sure and remove driver), restart, then reinstall it in compatibility mode to see if it will work that way. Creative Worldwide Support - Sound Blaster Audigy Fx
 

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The big problem is the SoundBlaster Audigy FX was released in 2013 and is no longer supported so I'm not sure there's going to be a driver that's 100 percent "bug free" for an OS (Windows 11) that was released in 2021 :cautious:
 

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For those interested Creative did release a new SoundBlaster Audigy FX V2 in 2021


Edited for link change to U.S.
 
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For those interested Creative did release a new SoundBlaster Audigy FX V2 in 2021


Edited for link change to U.S.

Can't find it for sale in my country....

I've been suggested an Asus Strix Soar through another resource.
It's not W11 supported now, but Asus is planning to release W11 drivers in a few months.
 

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