vista surround sound problems

  loganly 22:09 06 Apr 2007

how can i get my vista pc to play through my 5.1 creative speakers i have an onboard microsoft high definition soundcard and cannot configure it to 5.1 !!!! HELP

  anskyber 22:13 06 Apr 2007

Has it worked before or is this since a Vista install?

  loganly 22:28 06 Apr 2007

just bought creative 5900 5.1 speakers and cant configure them on vista i just get 2 front and sub to work

  Ashrich 22:30 06 Apr 2007

On my AC97 HD sound I had to download the latest drivers from their web site before it would work completely , then I went to control panel to the sound CARD properties ( Realtek HD Audio manager ) and configured the speaker connections from there , I was also able to select how many speakers I was using .


  loganly 22:40 06 Apr 2007

when i try to find out the make of soundcard it just says microsoft in device manager and can i hell as find drivers for this !!!

  Ashrich 22:55 06 Apr 2007

What make and model of Motherboard do you have ? Do you still have the Motherboard disk to hand ?


  loganly 22:58 06 Apr 2007


  loganly 00:37 07 Apr 2007

downloaded soundmax and got 4 speakers to work but not center or sub

  Ashrich 08:49 07 Apr 2007

Go into Vista Control Panel and under "sound " click on your speakers and then " properties" , this will allow you to see which speakers are plugged in where , then go back and click " configure " this will allow you to tell Vista how many speakers you are using , you may be able to do this in the SoundMax drivers as well , but I am not familiar with these .


  loganly 15:13 07 Apr 2007

it only shows 2 speakers and cant change it to 5.1

  loganly 15:26 07 Apr 2007

it works fine on my kids xp set up !!!

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