Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) RRS feed

  • Question

  • i did upgrade to vista and i am having problems with my sound is there a solution to this?

    Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) This device cannot start. (Code 10)

    Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:16 AM

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  • Have you installed the latest Creative Labs drivers for Vista?

    Also, in the BIOS settings, try the Plug and Play OS feature. If "Y" try "N" or Vista versa ;-)

    Monday, October 16, 2006 1:43 PM

    Your problem may be Windows Update and Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM). Sometimes I feel that interops like this one should be called malware. Sorry for that, everyone, but seriously ... Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) is originally intended for making Creative Auto update read a few older cards. It is otherwise useless. Reinstall Windows. Do not allow Windows Update to install everything it wants. Select Important Updates Only, in the Windows Update Options. When you see the outdated Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM), right click and hide it. DO NOT INSTALL!


    This post is going down in the year 2012, almost a decade after similar original complaints about that WDM began surfacing, and the same bug is still banging into Windows Update today. Is it Microsoft, or is it Creative. Us end users will never know. Working with Symantec on similar issues, it seems very likely that Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) may be another update that clicked a switch in the criminal mentality of hackers, who are using the module to program system attacks, steal torrent content, and generally be a nuisance.

    For example, Bluetooth Suite (64) is a freeware that Windows Update frequently throws into systems. Bluetooth Suite (64) is not a 'do nothing'. Immediately, upon entering the update cue, it combines with oleaut and other critical library features and gets registered as a recommended, important or critical update depending on its particular variant. On systems with Symantec security or MSE, etc., it hooks its BHO right into the security framework, making detection and removal impossible. Then the bug ware, reinforced by Windows Update credentials, creates first one and then growing numbers of registry keys for CEISpeechBHO Class. Next, it begins to manufacture and overwrite system dll's. It progresses with registry bloating and dll corruption until it creates an executable, at which time Windows becomes useless.

    Again we can only wonder, is the hacker community simply having a grand old time victimizing an innocent Bluetooth shop, or is that shop another front, less forthcoming than say, Astalavista.

    Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) and Bluetooth Suite (64) look like the same bird to me. Hacker ware kindly obliged by the archetypal insecurity of Microsoft pretending-to-be-open-source pay ware with a wide open hacker gateway called Windows Update. Frustration! But is it an insecure market? With millions of customers and billions in revenue you can be sure no one at Microsoft can afford to be up front. Fir sure, that entire tacky mystique is uncannily silent in the face of costly calamity. Computing in style. They are vogue technocrats all, meaning machine focused, which is a real stretch for us creative types. Their focus means we can doodle with art to our hearts' content, while they keep our boxes running ... Ummm.

    Hackers live the machine also. A sociological study of Astalavista a decade ago lays experience in their haven on the doorstep of sophisticated and disciplined savvy. Piling up against our commercial boxes is a growing storm.

    Here's how I remember the 'social' approach to what demonstrates for the engineers and us on our desktop.

    Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) and Bluetooth Suite (64) are simply buses. That is, they are jumbo cargo vessels that are shared informally amongst throngs of otherwise unrelated hackers. So we see in front of our eyes concurrent remote keyboard access, code bean execution and dll and exe creation all being steered by remote activity from unique and otherwise unconnected sources. Makes solution seem a silly dream. "Together we fail," an Astalavista mantra.

    Did we mention, who may be watching your daughters over today's new cam technologies? You'd think someone, somewhere would take that mess a whole lot more seriously, and clean it up. Yes.

    The truly pathetic thing from our viewpoint is this. We share our desktop with Symantec and with Microsoft. Their senior security engineers both look at the same keyboard, dll and exe games happening under our eyes, err ... AS WE ARE WATCHING! And guess what? Symantec says it is a Microsoft responsibility. Microsoft says it is a Symantec responsibility. Nothing gets done by either side.

    Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) and Bluetooth Suite together represent over a decade of wasted public systems and economy. And the two corporate blunderbusses continue, without a single swerve, to support hacker haven? Nope? Yes? Any idea, anyone?


    Tell us all, Microsoft. Here in this forum. Do you plan to end the somewhat twisted sounding 'open for developers' Windows Update (rescale the Windows Platform, yet again). Glad that's your decision, not mine thanks! Though I will pay you either way.

    Or can you and Symantec stop na-na-na sucking your thumbs and clean up our public mess, no thanks to its authors. Misunderstandings forgiven, we love you both!

    Or, maliciously, are you both steering this Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM)/Bluetooth Suite (64)/etc hacker carnival into the public purse, so you can watch and learn how to better protect other VITAL Internet structures, like say aggressive [okay, also criminal] colonial military installations occupying the Americas, Critical Care Units and thousands of other essential hospital environments, our community education systems, roadways, public always, etc., etc., etc. All sorts of bad and good things that portray the cyber world we all share today. Answer honestly! Your true grit response reflects a truly appalling spectacle. Google "_ORN TORRENT" for a week from work. Oh no!

    Sorry again, but the constant waste and heartbreaking failure is painful.

    "Steering" certainly fits with the in situ product development policy. Policy that targets selected public computers, turning them into "test machines" (no problems with that here as long as you stay open and honest - letting us know when and where and generally how). STAY AWAY, when we tell you go! If those jumbo hacker buses are [socially speaking] not malicious, they certainly represent something with an extra political punch. What is going on? Really!

    What is going on?

    Well, on the bright side, I am not going to say exactly how, but I plugged a lot of system holes today. And that felt good, to lay my creativity aside and tunnel into THE MACHINE. Good luck with your machines. Go easy on that Windows Update. Default is garbage can, but read KB's and take control of your downloads and you'll stay afloat a lot longer.

    Disclaimer: None of the above applies to computing in corporate America. We hope!


    Sunday, January 8, 2012 6:02 PM