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Xfi XtremeGamer Drivers and Windows 7

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I recently uninstalled my ASUS STX and am now trying to get my Xfi XtremeGamer to work. I had this problem a few months ago, and it's no reoccurring.

I put the card in the slot, turn the computer on, go to Xfi and download the latest drivers for my Windows 7 64bit. After installing, the computer automatically reboots, and then while loading Windows, crashes.

The computer then restarts and suggests going into Recovery Mode, which allows me to do a System Restore, which doesn't change anything.

It is the exact problem as seen in this thread, except that was in 2009, and there was no solution posted. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 6
Have you tried other slots? Have you tried driver sweeper or something similar to make sure all remnants of the driver are gone? Can you try the card in another computer (just in case)? Have you contacted Creative's tech support?

Maybe one of those will help smile.gif
     
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Alright, so I turned the PC off, took out the Soundcard, restarted, when into System Recovery, went to System Restore to a time before I installed the Soundcard drivers, booted into Windows.

Then I turned the PC off, put the Soundcard back in, turned it on, was able to boot into Windows since the drivers were gone, downloaded the PAX drivers, and now it's been stuck at the installing screen "This may take a few minutes" for about an hour.

I had to leave for class, and I'm sure when I get back a couple hours from now, it'll still be stuck there. I can try another slot, but my Mobo only has 2, and the other is taken up by my Wifi card. So either way, I need both of them.

UPDATE: I have no idea what those PAX drivers were, but when I came home, it was still stuck at installing. I shut down the PC, rebooted, and now it's saying it's not a genuine copy of windows, and my keyboard/mouse don't work, as I'm sure all other USB related devices don't either.

What the heck happened? Am I really going to have to do a clean install of Windows just because I attempted to install Xfi drivers? This is crazy.
Edited by TheWolfe - 11/17/11 at 3:00pm
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Now my computer won't turn on. I start it up, the Mobo logo pops up, then my monitor says "No Signal" and turns off, and my computer just does this in loops.
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Ok, now I put Windows 7 on my flash drive in order to boot into Windows Setup and hopefully repair anything. I put the drive in, boot into BIOS, select my flash drive to boot into, and then my screen just turns off, and my computer reboots. I can't boot into anything. No setup, and no desktop.
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