Don't Windows update Crystal sound drivers

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by AG, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. AG

    AG Guest

    OS Windows XP Pro.
    I have a Hercules XP sound card on my personal PC. I like it because it has
    some capabilities like I can plug a guitar into it and record without lots
    of patch cables and such.
    This morning I ran Windows Update just for the heck of it. There was an
    update for Crystal sound drivers. I knew that the drivers I was using were
    unsigned as far as XP was concerned so I figured MS had finally gotten
    around to updating the driver.
    Nope. It totally stopped my sound driver. XP thought that everything was
    fine but I got no sounds.
    Reinstalling did nothing. Windows liked the newer driver too much. I
    finally used System restore to the day before.

    AG
     
    AG, Jun 10, 2005
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  2. AG

    rainman Guest

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    AG wrote:
    > OS Windows XP Pro.
    > I have a Hercules XP sound card on my personal PC. I like it because it has
    > some capabilities like I can plug a guitar into it and record without lots
    > of patch cables and such.
    > This morning I ran Windows Update just for the heck of it. There was an
    > update for Crystal sound drivers. I knew that the drivers I was using were
    > unsigned as far as XP was concerned so I figured MS had finally gotten
    > around to updating the driver.
    > Nope. It totally stopped my sound driver. XP thought that everything was
    > fine but I got no sounds.
    > Reinstalling did nothing. Windows liked the newer driver too much. I
    > finally used System restore to the day before.
    >
    > AG


    I recommend NEVER using the drivers on Windows Update unless you can't
    find the drivers at the manufacturer's website, and you either don't
    have any at all or you are having problems with the ones you have now.
    Windows Update is almost always behind the times when it comes to drivers.

    Rainman

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    rainman, Jun 11, 2005
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  3. AG

    AG Guest

    "Billy" <> wrote in message
    news:GXDqe.2495$...
    > Echo Rainman's thoughts, by the time the drivers are tested and
    > certified there are often newer driver's available; an exception to this
    > would be end of cycle hardware.
    >
    > Should a similar driver issue raise it's ugly head again, try the driver
    > rollback first.
    >

    The driver for this card is about three years old. I just figured they
    would have something new. I guess I learned not.

    AG
     
    AG, Jun 12, 2005
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