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Windows 10 messed up my Soundblaster Z

Q: Windows 10 messed up my Soundblaster Z

I have a Soundblaster Z on my PC that was working fine until I upgraded to Windows 10 today. Now the sound still works but sounds like there is hardly any treble at all. It sounds like singers in songs are singing in a tunnel or something. You can't hardly make out what the vocalist is saying over top of the background music.

Can someone please help me fix this!?!?!?!?!

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A: Windows 10 messed up my Soundblaster Z

Not yet maybe. According to Creative's website, drivers for Soundblaster Z will be available in August 2015. It doesn't say exactly when though.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-10-messed-up-my-soundblaster-z.217435/
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A:Soundblaster Audigy RX vs Soundblaster Z

The Soundblaster Audigy RXhas a SNR of 106dB while the Creative Sound Blaster z is 116dB. since your only using stereo headphones the 7.1 vs the 5.1 doesnt matter for you
 

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A:Soundblaster Live! 5.1 on windows 7

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums

You can download the driver for creative from Creative Worldwide Support

Or can try the Auto Update http://support.creative.com/download...utoUpdate.aspx

Hope that helps

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Aral

Hi and welcome. I have a sound blaster around here soomewhere. Let me see if I can replicate the problem. mine 64bit win 7 ultimate, 4 gigs. take me a bit so if I dont come back PM me. Im working win 7 and vista so I dont wnat it to fall thru the cracks.

Nicely writen first post btw. I assume you have checked all the usual stuff, so completely out of left field: are you using the default win 7 sounds? Im feeling if the system sounds work and you are getting response on the green bars that the cpanel has to be installed correctly but check device manger. maybe even see if there is an older vista driver just in case.

Let me go find that sound blaster while its still light.

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A:windows says my (non installed) soundblaster card needs update

If you used to have a separate sound card installed windows probably stored something about it that causes that message. I would just ignore it, there's no need to get a new sound card as long as the on-board sound works ok now.
 

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I have a problem with this application (creative console launcher v2.30.32) because I have to restart settings on each start up, means creative console launcher seems can't save my settings. For example: I have set the speaker setting to headphones mode and disable CMSS3D, and then it runs well, but after I restart my computer, the setting back to default(2.2 1 speaker, CMSS3D enabled) instead of my settings.

Why this problem occurred? Do you have any solution to this problem so I don't need to always set again the speaker settings on each Windows start up?
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Kev.
 

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A:Messed up windows

I had similar problems with PM years ago and ended up formatting the drive. It worked for about a year and then caused all kinds of problems. I no longer use it...

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A:Messed up windows 7 icons

this may fix it

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Forums

if not then this ought to, you may have to run it a couple of times.

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A:Smart HDD gone but windows 7 still messed up.

Hey Emcha. Give this a try: Unhide.exe - A introduction as to what this program does
It usually works wonders with getting all those hidden files/folders back.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/221798-smart-hdd-gone-but-windows-7-still-messed-up.html
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A:Windows 10 messed up my computer

Boy you're just begging for it

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A:Windows 8 Messed up after Usb boot

System Restore to before this happened should fix it.

That does require Administrator access though.

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Regards Richard Milner.
 

A:Messed up some settings in Windows XP

The extra attachment
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/messed-up-some-settings-in-windows-xp.642851/
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A:Messed up windows 7 reinstall. Please help!

Are you doing an install from a Windows 7 installation DVD?

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When you power on the PC can you get to the BIOS or boot order settings or any special menus?
 

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Seeing as SP1 is still in RC beta. I would try uninstalling it and see what happens.

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A:Help Windows xp is messed up on my computer

Boot from your Xp CD
Select the first R prompt
Press 1 to log into your Administrator account
Then press Enter
On the command prompt (Recovery Console) type:
chkdsk c: /r
(Note: space before /r)
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Type Exit, to restart

Did it work?
 

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Icon Cache - Rebuild

You may want to try to rebuild the icon cache

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The issue was caused by rolling back from an image on a USB, NOT the built in revert feature that allows you to go back to the previous O.S. within 30 days.
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A:Windows Update Messed Up DVD!!!!

Do you have any DVD software like Power DVD or WinDVD? If so I would try and reinstall that application.
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Seems like some files got corrupted after the shutdown, put your XP CD, go to start>run and type:

sfc /scannow

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-xp-startup-all-messed-up-please-help-49228.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/i-think-the-windows-xp-filesystem-messed-up-602450.html
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Not sure what the screen shot is supposed to show?

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try this
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make boot option windows boot manager
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/messed-up-windows-8-on-my-mini-pc-help.1153297/
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???

Thanks for sharing...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/460757/windows-update-messed-up/
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-tnx
and sorry for the bad english
 

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Hi Yinon and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

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VistabootPro or EasyBCD

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-boot-messed-up-help.697107/
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what's the appropriate time to wait before bumping a topic?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524159/windows-update-messed-something-up/
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you maybe wanna have a look at this project:

The kX Audio Driver package includes driver system files and setup files as well as a powerful audio mixer application (the kX Mixer), which acts as a Graphical User Interface, providing access to many of the driver's internal functions. The following features are either fully supported or partially supported in the latest release of the kX Audio Driver: Wave Recording & Playback, MIDI Synthesizer (Synth Engine), MIDI UART In/Out, DirectSound 2D, DirectSound 3D (software emulation; 2-speakers mode only), Soundfonts, Full ASIO support, DSP Microcode Loading/Unloading, Full AC97 I/O control, AC3 Software Decoding
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A:soundblaster

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Could use a little more information on your system but There were some issues with the older Soundblaster drivers and Pentium 3's.. Blue screens were pretty common with Live wire 1.. It was corrected in the later versions of drivers...
 

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A:Soundblaster

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A:Messed up Windows 10 install now cannot get Windows 7 back.

You can always get Windows 7 back, IF you back up the OS regularly.
I use an external disk to back up my OS weekly. I use Clonzilla-live to do this.

First I would use MiniTool partition wizard to format the hard drive.
Then take your Windows OS disk and load Windows again.
If you don't have this disk then that's what the backups are for.
Works for me. Good luck

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/381649-messed-up-windows-10-install-now-cannot-get-windows-7-back.html
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Lets cross of the list of possible virus, so give this a go:

Do a full scan of your system using: Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Afterwards: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

If nothing pops up for both of those,

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A:Messed up Windows 10 install now cannot get Windows 7 back.

You can always get Windows 7 back, IF you back up the OS regularly.
I use an external disk to back up my OS weekly. I use Clonzilla-live to do this.

First I would use MiniTool partition wizard to format the hard drive.
Then take your Windows OS disk and load Windows again.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/381649-messed-up-windows-10-install-now-cannot-get-windows-7-back.html
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Anyone can help me Out?????

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/20147-sfc-scannow-command-messed-up-my-windows-8-a.html