After disabling HD Audio in the BIOS as well as from Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate), upon re-starting Windows 7 the HD Audio re-appears. Nothing seems to work: disabling, uninstalling, etc.
How does one completely disable/uninstall the HD Audio in such a way that it forever more never re-appear?
I am asking because I am having a problem with Creative Labs X-Fi PCIe Champion card. The card works and most applications work, but there are a few Creative programs that don't work such as the Audio Control Console which I need. Here is what I posted in the Creative Labs forums:
I have read just about everything; tried just about everything; uninstalled all Creative and then re-installed in every way I have seen referenced here and on the internet; and, yes, the on-board audio in BIOS is disabled. I have also removed and put the card back in several times.
The bottom line is that I think this is an application issue. I could be offbase here, but it mystifies me how some applications, Creative and non-Creative, can access and use the card but some specific Creative applications can't.
This is my last hope to solve the problem. I need to be able to get to the Audio Console (I don't really care about the Launcher). I believe that if I could get the 2.17.8 drivers installed, it could solve the problem but I won't know until that is resolved.
Creative is pretty much in denial (I have a case opened with them).