Creative Labs software hogs the processor, etc.
Posted on 1997-08-03
These all refer to Creative Labs software:
1) Creative Labs applications hog the processor.
2) In Creative CD, the volume controls the master volume (in Creative Mixer or Windows 95's Volume Control).
3) In Creative Mixer, the LED display doesn't work (but it used to).
Ever since I installed a Creative Labs Value 4X Multimedia kit, when any of the Sound Blaster applications is open my computer slows way down, even if I'm not
playing a CD or anything! I have Norton Utilities for Windows 95, and its System Doctor shows almost 100% processor usage when I have any Sound Blaster
apps open, even if they're not being used!
As far as the 2nd and 3rd problems: not too long ago I downloaded and installed the latest CD-ROM and Sound Blaster drivers from the Creative Labs web site
(sbw95up.exe and sbided95.exe) for my SB16 PnP and CD-ROM. After installing the drivers, I can't change the volume in Creative CD without it changing the
master volume. In both Creative Mixer and Windows 95's Volume Control, it changes the master volume, but the CD volume works normally. Also since the new
drivers, the LED in Creative Mixer stopped working, though it always did before (yes I've made sure it's switched on, and I've switched full-duplex on and off).
Creative Labs suggested reinstalling Windows 95, but I don't think I want to. If you have any questions, please ask. Any help would be much appreciated.
I'm running Windows 95 on a generic 486 DX4 motherboard with an AMD Am486 DX4-120 Plus processor, 40 MB of standard non-parity RAM. The SB16
Plug-n-Play sound card and quad-speed CD-ROM were purchased in a Creative Labs Value 4X Multimedia kit.