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When you try to run the Surround Sound Mixer, you may receive one or more of the following error messages:
Ctsurmix caused an Invalid Page Fault in MFC42.DLL
Ctsurmix caused an Invalid Page Fault in Kernel32.dll
This issue can occur if you have the Creative Labs Surround Sound Mixer program installed on your computer. Ctsurmix.exe is the Creative Labs SoundBlaster Surround Sound Mixer utility.
To work around this issue, search your hard disk for all instances of the Mfc42.dll file, and if there are multiple instances of this file, rename all of them except the one that is located in the Windows\System folder:
For information about how to contact Creative Labs, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/65416/EN-US/ )Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/60781/EN-US/ )Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/60782/EN-US/ )Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z
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