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Driver Update Installation Has No Effect?

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I have been repeatedly trying to update with the newest drivers from Creative's support site. The installation appears to work absolutely fine, requests I restart for it to take effect, so I do.

However, upon consulting dxdiag it tells me that my drivers were last updated in 2008 with version 6.00.0001.1368

Any ideas why the driver update is failing to take root please?
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Question by:Shaft2101
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by:nobus
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did you run the test tools on the sound? and it reports still the old  date ?
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by:Shaft2101
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Sorry for being dense - which test tools did you have in mind?

I've consulted both dxdiag and the driver information through device manager and both agree that the driver date is 07/10/2008 version 6.0.1.1368

Sound at the moment is absolutely fine, but I'm having some issues with software crashes which Activision reckoned may be due to soundcard problems. Even if it's not the case, I still want to be able to effectively install latest drivers rather than being stuck at 6.0.1.1368 indefinitely ...
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in the sound tab "test direct sound"
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by:Shaft2101
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Yup, ran that test earlier and all sounds were functioning absolutely fine :)

Cheers for your continued contribution mate! Any vague ideas as to why my computer is being retarded are always much appreciated.
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yep - did you reboot it yet?
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Installed drivers and rebooted about 6-7 times now and it's consistently the same issue ...
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by:Shaft2101
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Attached dxdiag file for reference in the off-chance it's of any use.

Tried to attach sysinfo but .nfo is an unsupported attachment extension.
DxDiag2.txt
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Sound Capture Devices
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            Description: SB X-Fi Audio [9F00]
  Default Sound Capture: Yes
  Default Voice Capture: Yes
            Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys          <-----  do you know if this driver has been updated?
         Driver Version: 6.00.0001.1368 (English)


you can also try deleting that one, then in stalling the new driver, then test
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by:Shaft2101
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ctaud2k is the name of the current driver for both sound and playback devices.

I uninstalled all audio drivers (no sound output from computer at all) then installed the newly downloaded drivers pack. Sound is working but I'm back to being told I'm using drivers dated 10/8/2008 01:21:50 again.

I had presumed that the driver date refers to when it's been installed (which is clearly incorrect given the reinstall) rather than the driver's issue/release date ... if I'm wrong then clearly I do have the most up to date drivers, though it's a pretty tenuous description given they're 6 months old ...

If I'm just being retarded and these are the latest audio drivers (contrary to what the techies at Activision seemed to think) then I'll close this thread and just award you the points.

If you think there's still an issue to be resolved then I'd appreciate any further help/ideas.

Cheers
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Shaft2101--I have seen reference to a v 6.0.1.1370.  But as far as 6.0.1.1368 is concerned, its issue date is July 10, 2008.
You would have to decide if v 6.0.1.1370 is suitable for you.
http://www.pcpitstop.com/drivers/manufacturer/CREATIVE.html
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looks like everything is ok then
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Cheers lads ... wish Activision hadn't sent me off on a wild goose chase by insisting the drivers were outdated. Awarding points for your efforts despite the fact that it turned out that the entire thing is a non-issue ;)
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