*Sigh* to be short and brief you sound software that I got supplied with on disk and online keeps on killing my pc.Once I open my windows 7 sound mixer and got onto recorded device or sound configuration options it crashes my sound mixer If I have the surround sound application installed.Also if I shut down my laptop after my sound mixer has crash I end up in a shut down loop (Shut down writing with the blue background) which may potentially harm my laptop.I literately plea you you to update you surround sound software since I think there's a glitch in there so It doesn't crash my pc please .I think you a wonderful company and wouldn't want to send these back.My computer information is.
Laptop model:- Inspiron 15R N5110
|OS Name||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Version||6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601|
|Other OS Description||Not Available|
|OS Manufacturer||Microsoft Corporation|
|System Manufacturer||Dell Inc.|
|System Model||Inspiron N5110|
|System Type||x64-based PC|
|Processor||Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)|
|BIOS Version/Date||Dell Inc. A10, 22/03/2012|
|Hardware Abstraction Layer||Version = "6.1.7601.17514"|
|Time Zone||GMT Daylight Time|
|Installed Physical Memory (RAM)||8.00 GB|
|Total Physical Memory||7.91 GB|
|Available Physical Memory||4.77 GB|
|Total Virtual Memory||15.8 GB|
|Available Virtual Memory||12.3 GB|
|Page File Space||7.91 GB|
Sound driver:- IDT High Definition Audio CODEC : Driver Provider:- IDT
Driver Date:- 27/05/2011
Driver Version:- 22.214.171.12441
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
- Uninstalling Headset driver,Reinstall headset driver. (Method still made my sound driver freeze and computer go into shut down loop when shutting down making me have to manually press the power button to shut down my pc)
- Uninstalling Headset driver,Reinstall sound driver,Reinstall sound driver before plugging the head set in.Reinstalling Headset driver.(Method still made my sound driver freeze and computer go into shut down loop when shutting down making me have to manually press the power button to shut down my pc)
- Uninstalling headset in device manager with headset driver and sound driver still on my pc.(Method still made my sound driver freeze and computer go into shut down loop when shutting down making me have to manually press the power button to shut down my pc)
In the end I am still using the headphones just plugged them in and let windows install the drivers without using the official driver.
My apologies for the late response, we have been working on updating our firmware and now it has finally been released. Please reply back if this latest update fixed your problems.
Well I'm back and Its not for the good either.I found out after using the software greatly for a while that when I put it in a normal usb port (I usual use a usb/sata port).That The software never came up and I couldn't use the dolby digital.So I decided to uninstall and re install the software to get it working on all usb ports . . .After this I was back to step one where my sound mixer would freeze (Not responding) on record devices(setting plantronic mic to default) and setting headphone to 7.1 surround.Only way to get out of it is to close program completely.I am very displease this software is so fault and bad it should be done from scratch code again.If things still go to worse I'm personally going to try and find a program that can write me and others a simple code to get it working properly.I sorry Plantronics but at the moment your efforts are futile.
I just Have the EXACT same problem as you do man. i just returned my product as i've tried it on other pc's too.i uninstalled everything but my soundboard is still crashing. its really annoying i allready followed all instructions on this page and even calles custommerservice, didnt got me far tho. I think it really is a software problem.
Yup same here, I keep, installing with the exact same issue, plantronic driver crashes my audio drivers, this has been like this for months, really starting to hate this product......I just installed latest drivers to see if the issue had been fixed, rebooted and same shit, Audio has crashed, and now stuck on uninstalling these crappy drivers.....Not a happy customer....
WTF - I just bought this headset and got it this arvo. I've got an issue that I can't even load the dolby software, or use the buttons on the headset. Tried numerous fixes and still no love. The only reason I got this headset was for the 7.1 otherwise I would have got a cheaper one... Not a very happy customer at all. If I can't resolve it in the next couple of days I'll be sending them back for a refund.
What is your operating system? Can you go to your device manager under sound video and game controllers, find the headset, right click on the headset and uninstall. I also recommend that you go into your programs and if any of the software shows up there, uninstall that too. Then unplug the headset, reboot the computer and then try re-installing the headset directly into your computer. Then go to the www.plantronics.com/us/support/myheadset/control-pc-audio.jsp and try downloading a fresh copy and see if that resolves your issue.
If you are running Windows 8:
I hope this helps.
I'm using Win7 64bit.
That didnt work, I already tried it.
What worked was uninstalling everything, reinstalling it, right clicking and adjusting compatibility to vista sp2. That then would show the process running in task manager but not in the sys tray, the headset still wouldnt respond to any button presses.
I could however manually open the program and it would work so I added it to my startup folder and it now works as expected.
Just ridiculous that you have to go to these lengths to install a current model
I have been having this problem for quite some time now, and only recently realized it was my headset that was the cause of it. After uninstalling all of the drivers and installing the new ones the crashes, failed shutdowns and other problems were still occurring.
I figured I would just use a temporary mic/headphone setup for the last few weeks and see if the problem was sorted or perhaps new drivers were going to be released. I have only just re-attempted to use my 780 headset again and yet again my computer rejected the headset and/or drivers.
I'd like to know if there is a new fix in the works or if anybody at Platronics could shed some light on this situation that seems to be affecting several distraught customers.
What operating system are you running on your computer? If the computer is crashing when the headset is installed, it could be the installation, compatibility, or the computer. Make sure you have the headset plugged directly into the computer. It won't always work or install correctly through a hub or docking station. Try plugging the headset into a different usb port, that should cause the headset to re install.
Do you have access to another computer to try the headset with? To see if the issue follows the headset.