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Old April 11, 2011, 08:06 AM
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Default BSOD portcls.sys (X-Fi Titanium)

I'm constantly getting BSOD's with my Creative X-Fi Titanium.

The soundcard performs fine when just listening to music or having a chat on Ventrilo.

Also i'm able to play a game but as soon as I adjust some sound settings in Windows while playing a game or doing some other stuff I instantly get the BSOD.

The BSOD say something with 'portcls.sys', but I still have to write down the exact error code when it occurs again.

What i've done so far:
- Disabled the onboard soundcard in the BIOS
- Cleaned old onboard drivers.
- Installed latest Creative drivers (2.17.0008)
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Old April 11, 2011, 09:16 AM
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I would try this, go to device manager and uninstall the Creative X-Fi Titanium driver and reboot if it is windows 7 it will automatically search for new hardwaredrivers and let windows install the driver this might fix your problem
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Old April 11, 2011, 09:30 AM
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With the driver that Windows installs I can't use the microphone input because I need to switch the 'Flexi jack' from Line-In to Microphone via the application that comes with the Creative driver.
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Old April 11, 2011, 10:00 AM
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but do you still get BSOD? you may only have to use part of the driver or a modded driver but like I said I would do what I suggested and see if this stops the BSOD if it does then it is a Driver issue , then you might be able to find a modded driver that would work
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Old April 11, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Yep, just tried what you suggested and i'm still getting the BSOD.

Here are the details of the BSOD:
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Old April 11, 2011, 11:06 AM
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is this windows 7? maybe try older drivers and if that doesn't work try installing the drivers in winxp mode

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Old April 11, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Windows 7 64 SP1.

I've tried all the different drivers from the Creative website but none of them work..
What's that with installing the drivers in XP mode?
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Old April 11, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Right Click the driver installation file and select Properties/Compatibility Tab. Select the appropriate options in from the list in the following image.
Click Apply/OK.

4. Right Click the file and select the Run As Administrator option to install.
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Old April 11, 2011, 11:54 AM
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I gave that a go aswell but i'm still getting the same BSOD..
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Old April 11, 2011, 12:36 PM
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ok try this uninstall the card remove the drivers and try the on board sound and see if it still happens .
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