I have a strange problem I was hoping people could help with; after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, my sound card no longer functions and it looks like Windows no longer recognizes the card correctly.
Relevant System Config:
- MSI 790FX motherboard with Integrated Realtek Audio
- Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer running Windows 10 drivers
I had been using the SB X-FI card for audio prior to the update and all had been working fine. It looks like what happened is that during the update, Windows noticed the Realtek Audio and installed a generic Microsoft driver ("High Definition Audio Device") for it and set it as default audio device. This is partially my fault as I had forgotten to disable motherboard audio in the BIOS. The error on the taskbar simply said no speakers connected (which was accurate the speakers were plugged into the X-FI).
I figured the simple fix was to simply set the X-FI as the default audio device again. However the card no longer appears in the Sound Settings list. Formerly it had 3 entries in the list showing the different ports available for output. After the update only the SPDIF output appears and I can't seem to use the analog.
I tried reinstalling the X-FI driver and had no luck in getting Windows to recognize it. According to device manager all is good, although oddly enough the "High Definition Audio Device" persists. For now I installed the Realtek driver so I have audio and plugged the speakers into that card but i would really like to get the X-FI working again.