Windows 7 forum: Rear Speakers Not Working - Windows 7 - Xtreme Music Card

by: Saguaro520 January 30, 2009 4:30 PM PST

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Rear Speakers Not Working - Windows 7 - Xtreme Music Card

by Saguaro520 - 1/30/09 4:30 PM

Hi,

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP, I have 5.1 speakers however my rear speakers will not work when I listen to music, other speakers work fine. I have an X-Fi Xtreme Music soundcard and I got the Win 7 driver from Creative's site (installed using Vista compatibility). All speakers worked great in XP and I have uninstalled/reinstalled the driver a few times.

Everything in the Creative Console and Control Panel show I have 5.1 speakers and when I test them I can hear noise out of all of them ("rear left, rear right, etc..."). I have also made sure to enable CMSS and the volume is up. One thing that is kinda strange is that when I enable EAX effects and select an effect (such as jazz club) the sound comes out of the rear speakers. I am using Windows Media player and to make sure that wasn't the problem I went online to watch a video and was still missing sound out of the rear speakers.

I understand both Win 7 and the driver for my soundcard are beta but i'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could fix this problem or if i'm pretty much stuck until a new driver gets released?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you very much.

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