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#22 16 years ago

where can i get Sound Blaster Audigy ZS drivers?




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#23 16 years ago
BzG-BobaFettwhere can i get Sound Blaster Audigy ZS drivers?

http://uk.europe.creative.com/support/downloads/




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#24 16 years ago

So do i need the soft mod or both




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#25 16 years ago

So did anyone actually fix this problem in the end?

My situation: I have been running CoD UO fine for MONTHS, for HOURS at a time, no problem. My machine would be on for weeks at a time, with several game runs in that period, as well as other general machine use (spec: XP Home, 1.8GHz, 512Mb RAM, Radeon 9200SE, drivers were the ones with the CD). Then Windows Update updated my ATI drivers. Since then, whenever I play CoD or UO, the machine locks up or reboots after a few minutes. Gutting. In attempting to fix this, I have tried the following, and ALL of them have made not a single difference: 1. Returned to original CD drivers. 2. Uninstalled all drivers, and reinstalled from scratch the latest ATI driver pack. (http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/winxp/radeonwdm-xp.html?type=xp&prodType=graphic&prod=productsXPdriver&submit.x=14&submit.y=7) 3. Uninstalled CoD and UO completely, then reinstalled, including patches. 4. Installed Omega drivers (obtained from links in this thread above). 5. Bought a new power supply, from 250W to 450W. 6. Run the game with several fans all pointing in to my open PC case. 7. Note that my machine is clean - according to full AVG scan and AdAware scans. 8. Sacrificed a goat at midnight on a full moon, and then danced around its corpse singing a Cliff Richard song. Ok, I didn't do the last one, but thats about where I am at. ATI support responded with the driver uninstall and reinstall at number 2 above, and have not replied since then (a week ago or more). Seems to me my only remaining choice is to take my graphics card and a power drill into the garage for some personal treatment, and then splash out on something else (what? A completely new bloody machine just so I can play a bloody game?). So, if anyone in a similar position has a solution, I'd be happy to hear it, although probably not that optimistic about it... Kap'n H




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#26 16 years ago

Do the following: 1, Download the latest Driverhttp://www.ati.com/support/driver.html 2, Uninstall your current drivers and then run the http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/misc/catalystutils.html This will take off ALL information relating to ATI. 3, If it asks you reboot the pc, and if it asks you about driver installation once pc has rebooted cancel it and run the installation driver that you downloaded from ATI in step 1. 4, It will then ask you to reboot again, then once rebooted, run the punkbuster manual up date: http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=updatepb.php 5, reboot the pc again. Now try the game again and it should work now. If not, go to your control panel and select System (brings up your system properties) and select Advanced tab, then down to Start up & Recovery. Now look for Automatically restart and make sure that this is NOT ticked. If it is, take the tick out and then click ok and OK again. Start the game and test the game. If it freezes it might bring up a blue screen, if this happens you will need to write down the error message that you get and code, then post it back on here for further help. Hope this helps you.




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#27 16 years ago

Thanks Highroyds, will try that this evening! KH




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#28 16 years ago
highroydsDo the following: 1, Download the latest Driverhttp://www.ati.com/support/driver.html 2, Uninstall your current drivers and then run the http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/misc/catalystutils.html This will take off ALL information relating to ATI. 3, If it asks you reboot the pc, and if it asks you about driver installation once pc has rebooted cancel it and run the installation driver that you downloaded from ATI in step 1. 4, It will then ask you to reboot again, then once rebooted, run the punkbuster manual up date: http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=updatepb.php 5, reboot the pc again. Now try the game again and it should work now. If not, go to your control panel and select System (brings up your system properties) and select Advanced tab, then down to Start up & Recovery. Now look for Automatically restart and make sure that this is NOT ticked. If it is, take the tick out and then click ok and OK again. Start the game and test the game. If it freezes it might bring up a blue screen, if this happens you will need to write down the error message that you get and code, then post it back on here for further help. Hope this helps you.

Hi, The first two links were redirected here... https://support.ati.com/, and then that timed out... But in any case, I have the latest ATI drivers installed (or a recent one now anyway, I forget, current version is: 6.14.10.6476, from device manager properties), so I installed the pb updates and that did download and install a number of files. I have switched off automatic restart and set to dump all memory on failure. I ran the game... the machine black-screened and locked up, on the Join Server screen... Perhaps the original Windows update has managed to knacker my motherboard in some way, but Bill Knows how... I'll repeat the above, and install definitely the latest ATI drivers (I have the installer ready from a previous install), but I kind of expect now that it will not cure it, because of everything that has already been tried. Thanks again for the info, and if there are any more I would be very happy to try them. Kind regards, KH




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#29 16 years ago

The reason your getting a page timed out or page cannot be displayed is because ATI are in the middle of updating their web site and most links will be changing, so please be patient. Have you tried doing a system restore and selecting the date before you ran the windows update?? or even rolling back the driver of the graphics card as their is an option to do this to the driver.




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#30 16 years ago

Fair enough on the ATI pages... :) For system restore, foolishly enough I had switched it off a few weeks before. For the driver rollback, I have not tried it using that approach, but I had gone back to the original drivers from the CD (which is what I had before), and I have tried several versions from ATI's site, including the latest.... so I'm not sure if the rollback option now will be any use, unless it can rollback multiple times. I can't figure it out... it really should not happen.... Perhaps it is time to format my disk and reinstall... except I'm not sure where the XP activation code is, XP was already installed when I bought the machine...:} Maybe 50 quid for another cheap card (NVidia?) is the simplest solution... if that fails as well, then I know something has happened to Windows or my machine...