why is it either after turning off pc or sub, does it switch from the selected 5.1 to 'stereo desktop spks'( but not always). Original system: Mesh,Amd2ooo,xp,c-media onbourd sound,4.1 spks. Now have Creative Live 5.1 sound card because i needed the line-in facility. i always 'apply' then 'ok' throughout.
The latest creative software has a fix that picks up the settings from the control panel. Go to control panel/sound and audio panel settings/speaker settings/advanced and set it to 5.1 speakers. The creative mixer should then pick it up from there.
I have had the same problem before with an audigy card. I updated the drivers from click here using the Creative Software Auto Update. The problem rarely occurs now. Only if a game locks up it might reset the speakers back to desktop setting.
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