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post #51 of 60
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Disabling the onboard audio may solve this problem. I mean, I'm not guaranteeing it or anything, but it's certainly a variable that needs to be removed.
I will go into the BIOS later after I get a new activation key.

the BIOS should not not effect the install.

I will post the solution as soon as i figure it out.

thanks to everyone.
post #52 of 60
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Originally Posted by RonR399 View Post
I will go into the BIOS later after I get a new activation key.

the BIOS should not not effect the install.

I will post the solution as soon as i figure it out.

thanks to everyone.
With all due respect, how do you know it shouldn't affect it? I mean, I don't care what others have said, the onboard audio is still enabled and therefore it may be the source of all these problems! So, please try to trust me: disable it now and see what happens! It won't hurt anything. I mean after all, you have the instructions, so there's no chance you'll mess anything up. Plus, it'll only take roughly 60 seconds to do it (beginning from the time you choose Restart in Windows).

Besides, I am looking at the Creative Media Toolbox on their site right now, and I see absolutely no mention of a global graphic EQ for every sound that is played in Windows whether it's a Windows sound, or some kind of audio playback that you are running such as music, movies, or games. That little app with a 5-band equalizer is for making changes to media files. I mean, it's strictly an audio file editor. So, it's not what you think it is; the purpose is to permanently change one or more of those 5 frequencies of the file that you have opened in this application, not all of your audio as I described using the word "global".

So again: it doesn't equalize all of the sounds that your computer plays, such as Windows sounds, store-bought CDs, movies, games, etc. It is strictly a music file editor. So, you use this tool to open a file, edit its graphic EQ, and then you save it. This results in a permanently altered music file.

So let's say that you have an MP3 that sounds bad to you on every system from your computer to your car stereo to your headphones regardless of how you adjust the system's built-in Graphic Equalizer. So then what you'd do is you'd open that MP3 file inside of this little application and adjust it until it sounds good to you. Then you'd save it and test it on every audio system that you think it sounds bad on to see if you approve of your changes.

So again, please try to trust me: disable the onboard audio and then we will go from there.
Edited by TwoCables - 3/13/11 at 11:18pm
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post #53 of 60
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
With all due respect, how do you know it shouldn't affect it? I mean, I don't care what others have said, the onboard audio is still enabled and therefore it may be the source of all these problems! So, please try to trust me: disable it now and see what happens! It won't hurt anything. I mean after all, you have the instructions, so there's no chance you'll mess anything up. Plus, it'll only take roughly 60 seconds to do it (beginning from the time you choose Restart in Windows).

Besides, I am looking at the Creative Media Toolbox on their site right now, and I see absolutely no mention of a global graphic EQ for every sound that is played in Windows whether it's a Windows sound, or some kind of audio playback that you are running such as music, movies, or games. That little app with a 5-band equalizer is for making changes to media files. I mean, it's strictly an audio file editor. So, it's not what you think it is; the purpose is to permanently change one or more of those 5 frequencies of the file that you have opened in this application, not all of your audio as I described using the word "global".

So again: it doesn't equalize all of the sounds that your computer plays, such as Windows sounds, store-bought CDs, movies, games, etc. It is strictly a music file editor. So, you use this tool to open a file, edit its graphic EQ, and then you save it. This results in a permanently altered music file.

So let's say that you have an MP3 that sounds bad to you on every system from your computer to your car stereo to your headphones regardless of how you adjust the system's built-in Graphic Equalizer. So then what you'd do is you'd open that MP3 file inside of this little application and adjust it until it sounds good to you. Then you'd save it and test it on every audio system that you think it sounds bad on to see if you approve of your changes.

So again, please try to trust me: disable the onboard audio and then we will go from there.
I disabled the onboard audio in the BIOS but the toolbox has a problem.

the toolbox keeps asking for the activation key over & over even tho it says the install is complete.

I have told Creative I want my money back.

I am going to go a different route.

thanks again to everybody.
post #54 of 60
The Toolbox is unnecessary in every way imaginable. Tell them your mistake so that they understand why they should give you a refund. Be 100% honest, and don't keep any information hidden from them.

All you need is the Creative Console Launcher.

Download these and install them:
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post #55 of 60
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
The Toolbox is unnecessary in every way imaginable. Tell them your mistake so that they understand why they should give you a refund. Be 100% honest, and don't keep any information hidden from them.

All you need is the Creative Console Launcher.

Download these and install them:
everything installed fine, thanks!!
post #56 of 60
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Originally Posted by RonR399 View Post
everything installed fine, thanks!!
You're very welcome!

Oh, and if you want any insight with the Graphic EQ (or anything else with the Console Launcher), then I might be able to provide it.
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post #57 of 60
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You're very welcome!

Oh, and if you want any insight with the Graphic EQ (or anything else with the Console Launcher), then I might be able to provide it.
I need the address of Creative. Do you have it?

they do not respond to my request for a refund.
post #58 of 60
Which address? Although, it's probably on their site somewhere.

For how long have you been waiting?
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post #59 of 60
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Which address? Although, it's probably on their site somewhere.

For how long have you been waiting?
waiting since yesterday. there is not a phone number or address to be found. I looked everywhere on their site. it is very suspicious.
post #60 of 60
1 business day is a very short amount of time, so I recommend waiting a little bit longer - especially for something a bit unique like this.

However, this is the best I can do right now:

http://support.creative.com/contact/emailform.aspx

I think that Creative is just way too big of a corporation to have an e-mail address or some kind of mailing address for issues like this. So this e-mail form might be the best way to start something or get their attention.
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