UPDATE: I just downloaded the newly released SoundBlaster X-Fi drivers and they do clear up other issues I have been having with the card. But, alas, the Snapping, Crackling, and Popping issue with the X-Fi boards haven't been cleared up. I did discover a workaround though. Once Vista starts go into the Device Manager and disable the soundcard then re-enable it. This has solved my problem, but it's a pain having to do this just to get sound but it does at least indicate the problem is driver related and most likely limited to how they initialize the soundcard. I doubt this problem will be fixed soon so I'm keeping an eye on Asus and their Xonar cards when they are released sometime in June or July.
Edited by DJBPace07, 03 June 2007 - 09:26 PM.