uh, just out of curiosity, and this is probably a dumb question anyway, but can you actually kill SystemIdleProcess..? Although I don't see any point in doing that (in XP at least).
I'm not entirely sure, but have you checked the Sound configs in WCIII? It's been a while since I played it (mostly DotA, and I suck at it), but there might be something like EAX acceleration that you have to turn off?
And think before you reformat, it's a good idea to try reinstalling the audio drivers again. But that's all based on my experiences in XP, so I don't know how different it goes in Vista. I haven't had a chance to have a good play around with it yet.
Last edited by qualia; 12-03-2007 at 12:41 AM.
lol Apparently you CAN kill System Idle Process... it crashed my computer in the middle of a LAN-made DotA game.
I'll try redoing the audio, but I have no idea where I would get the drivers for that... or even where to check to see if i even have drivers in the first place.
umm okay.. Apparently you can't kill SystemIdleProcess (it's the one that's always running with PID 0 -- don't really know but looks like a monitor process) in XP.
Look up device manager, it should show you what audio drivers you have. If you can't find out, open your CPU (ground yourself before you do this), and find out wether you have a sound card (or easier, look where your speaker cables connect to the CPU. if it connects near a bunch of other ports such as USB ports or whatever, you definitely have onboard sound. If not, you probably have a seperate sound card).
If you do, the sound card usually tells you what brand and make it is. Go to that company's website and download the Vista drivers. If you don't it's a bit harder. The IC for an onboard sound can be hard to locate on the motherboard unless you're experienced enough. But chances are it's from C-Media or Realtek.
Or look up your motherboard make and brand and look up the specs for it.
Note that you have to have admin rights to install/modify drivers.
No the thing with my audio is that it works for everything BUT mp3 audio or something. I get AIM sounds and clicking sounds and whatever, but nothing from WC3 or any things I would actually enjoy.
Would reformatting into XP be best? Cause... i wanna keep DX10 for when SC2 comes out, and yeah, thats an obvious problem.
Ah I've had that problem before where i cant play mp3 audio with Vista...however i just restarted my computer and then it was working again...:/
Umm... I don't have any other idea except it might have something to do w/ codecs.. Try reinstalling codec packs if you have one installed.