Originally Posted by djinferno806
I think what scorpion49
is trying to say is his USB headset is the only one that works. Makes sense since it uses its own drivers and bypasses the Z.
It sounds like the card itself is defective. I would RMA it.@Axaion
I was thinking, if you know how to browse the registry, try to look for the creative settings for the Z. I have a suspicion that there is a registry entry that resets the windows sound panel to 5.1 on reboot apart from other things. Delete that and youre golden.
If you cant find that then maybe just get the list of programs that run on startup and disable the creative control panel from booting up, that may cease the windows control panel from resetting. The only problem is then you dont have control over sbx options.
Never thought of that, ill give it a look, i edit the registry fairly often (windows default is horrible, gotta tweak everything)
Control panel was disabled on boot up from the first time i installed the card, was the first thing i did, i see no need for the control panel to be launched when i use it maybe.. once a year
edit; just checked hkey current user, local machine, current config - none of them indicare in the "Creative Tech" folder that it sets the speakers to anything on bootup, and control panel on bootup is disabled
Defective by design?, lol.Edited by Axaion - 8/22/13 at 12:44am