Who knows what its problem is, Ive deleted all drivers in an attempt to do a fresh clean install but strangely it reloads the exact same drivers again as soon as I delete them...maybe I need to be in safe mode? Sometime the creative slider is shown if you right click the volume symbol sometimes it isnt and sometimes it just disapears when you try to move it. Ive tried disabling the onboard sound and nvidia sound but it doesnt make any difference. Then for no apparent reason it will just spring into life for a day or two...its always shown in the devices etc its like it looses the out put. Its only a week or two old but I binned the box...doh so no return possible?