Originally Posted by Thoth420
Hey all just installed my Zx in my new sig rig below. Sound quality is fantastic (even with my crap speakers) but there were a few small snafus along the way.
First (and the most concerning to me): I opted to download the driver/software from Creative as opposed to using the disc and this led to the first and only blue screen I have encountered on this rig. I then chose to use the disc and the wizard detected a failed prior install and corrected the actions making the second install attempt a success. Should I be concerned about this as? Fresh OS don't want anything corrupted or installed wrong and it wouldn't be too much work to just start over from scratch.
Second: The windows start sound (on password login) cuts out before finishing. Is this a normal bi product of the control panel starting with windows?
Third: Is the desktop mic have a way to be completely disabled? I have no use for it.
I apologize if this stuff has been covered prior but being someone with very little knowledge of audio equipment and hardware...I doubt reading 102 pages would do anything but confuse me something fierce.
You should be OK but if you are truly worried then do a driver clean in safe mode for all creative drivers and start over with latest driver. Fresh OS would be best but shouldnt be necessary.
Sound cutout at start up is normal, happens to me with my zxr and my nvidia HDMI out. Like you said most likely a product of the control panel starting up and loading your settings.
For the acm mic just disable it in control panel or unplug it from the back.