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WinXP defaults to stereo speakers on restart not 5.1...

Discussion in 'Home Theater PC' started by ShadowNyt, May 4, 2004.

  1. ShadowNyt

    ShadowNyt Regular member

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    This has been bugging me for a while now...

    I have the follwoing set up:
    Creative Soundblaster Live D.E. 5.1
    Creative cambridge DTT2200 5.1 speakers
    Windows XP.
    Latest Drivers for the SB card.

    On win 98 I never had a problem, but with XP I have noticed that my center and rear speakers keep dropping out when I re-start my machine...

    Going to speaker properties I note that WinXP defaults back to stereo desktop speakers instead of 5.1...

    Changing to 5.1 and hitting apply does not fix the problem though - I also need to re-run the creative supplied diagnostic program that allows you to hear a sound from each speaker one at a time...

    only after this has been run do I get 5.1 sound enabled... - this never used to happen...

    Anyone have anyidea on what I can set / tick / install / change to have WinXP recognise the card as 5.1 from a re-start condition??

    I have ignored the problem for 12 months now as I only re-start my PC every few weeks... but still it is annoying...
     
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    mastaprk Regular member

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    Have you checked to see if there is an update for XP for this problem?
     
  3. ShadowNyt

    ShadowNyt Regular member

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    Yes - downloaded all the latest drivers for my sound card... (the latest are actually quite old now for the SBL5.1).

    I run windows update every now and again so should have all the patches... - although I have steared clear of SP1... I have my reasons...

    I suppose the microsoft knowledge base could be searched for a possible solution - just seems to be to specific for Microsoft to have bothered with... like using their help files - if your problem is not due to being an ignorant computer newbie the help file goes around in circles and then says - I give up...
     

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