"Cannot load CWAUDIO.BIN
...using default firmware"


"Although extremely annoying, this is *not* an error message, but an informational message. The sound card is not impaired in any way."

EXPLANATION
Each time the cs4232c.exe drivers loads, it performs a check of its firmware (Firmware is a program contained on a chip called an EEPROM which tells the sound card how to operate). The driver checks the version of the firmware contained on the EEPROM against the version of the firmware in the cwaudio.bin file. If the version of firmware in the cwaudio.bin file is the same as, or lower than that contained on the EEPROM, the driver will not load cwaudio.bin. This is why the message "Cannot load C:\WINDOWS\cwaudio.bin" is seen.

Prior to this point there was no way of disabling this "non-error error message". In some cases applying the newer drivers available directly from Crystal Semiconductor may remove this error as well as adding some additional features.


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