There is a Win7 compatible driver for this device.
http://support.creative.com/Products/Pr ... goryID:237
This download contains the original drivers and applications found on the E-MU PCIe Digital Audio System series of audio devices installation CD. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
This download supports the following audio devices only:
E-MU 1616M PCIe Digital Audio System
E-MU 1212M PCIe Digital Audio System
E-MU 0404 PCIe Digital Audio System
Microsoft® Windows® 7 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows Vista® 32-bit or 64-bit (SP1, SP2), Windows XP 32-bit or 64-bit (SP2, SP3) or Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2004
E-MU PCIe audio devices listed above
This driver is only for the E-MU PCIe Digital Audio System listed above.
DO NOT install this driver for other E-MU PCI audio devices.
To install the driver, do the following:
Download the file onto your local hard disk.
Double-click the downloaded file.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Restart your computer when prompted.
Just try that before replacing the card.