Creative CTASIO Warning at Startup after removing Creative soundcard

• Feb 23, 2011 - 15:49
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion


I had a Creative Audigy PCI card installed, but had to remove it und now use the onboard Sound (Realtek), and later upgraded to MuseScore 1.0. Now I get a dialog "CTASIO Warning: There are no Creative audio products installed and running on the system that support ASIO' three times.". After I press 'OK' on those dialogs, MuseScore starts and everything works. I am using Windows 7 64bit. I think I get the dialog since upgrading to version 1.0.

The dialog is correct insofar as that I currently do not have any Creative products installed (although I sometimes connect an external Create USB Soundcard, but I do not have it attached now), but it is a bit annoying, and I do not know why MuseScore wants to use Creative ASIO.
In the Settings dialog, in I/O, I have selected 'Internal Synthesizer', 'Portaudio' and 'Windows DirectSound' as API (althouth it makes no difference to use MME there'), which is the only setting I found which somehow relates to ASIO.

I guess somehow the ghost of my Creative card lingers on in MuseScore configs, any hint on how to exorcise it are appreciated.



Thanks for your hint (should have googled a bit more :) ). Killing the ctasio.dll fixed it for me.
I hope this does not make any problems when I someday reattach my external Soundcard, but I will worry about that when it comes to it.

Regards, Stefan

I had to remove a bunch of ctasio.dll in the registry. Easy and safe enough to remove. Don't if you plan on pluggin in the Creative soundcard again- you'll need it.