This task is part of the software package that implements Creative's X-Fi, an advanced audio system for both desktop and notebook computers. This process supports the operation of X-Fi in a number of ways, such as changing X-Fi modes and detecting when headphones are plugged into the Creative device. It should normally be considered part of the hardware drivers and left running.
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Average user rating of ctxfispi.exe:
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|All comments about ctxfispi.exe: |
| sound card drivers crap. Reuben|
| It is a program used for the XiFi Sound Card interface the geek|
| Made for Creative X-Fi Soundcards, if disabled with Elite Pro Cards Radio COntroll doesnt work. continuum2™|
| Helper program that handles the knobs on the X-Fi break out panels Grendel|
| It's installed with X-FI software. I've read that it autodetects headphones. If you really want it gone, boot into safe mode, go to windows/system32 and delete it. It can't load if it doesn't exist. xerkon|
| Used by Creative Labs' X-Fi series sound cards. Part of it's function is related to headphone autodetection Mitsaras|
| Displays in Task Manager in capitals, Creative X-Fi utility. It is possible to disable however doing so will disable automatic headphone detection. See also: Link Prof|
| It's taking up 8496k of my mem. according to Task Manager. Though memory isn't really an issue for me, it would seem high on my old computer. However, it's a perfectly safe file. Seems needed for audio too. :P adsf|
| Creative Audigy/X-Fi Resident sound driver PSiKoTiC|
| Creative X-Fi Sound card component. Used for Mode changes among others (Game/Entertainment/Audio Creation) halcyon|
| Creative X-Fi sound card process, provides auto-headphone switch, when they're plugged in. |
| This Sound Card USE to many modules.... so system will crash eventual CRASH|
| Belongs to the Creative Labs X-Fi soundcard. Detects when you plug/unplug headphones anarky|
| Creative X-Fi adds 180.1 seconds to my shutdown on Vista MerryMarjie|
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| Creative X-Fi Soundcard doubt|
| Creative Labs Sound Card No-Sound, man|
| It is run under the System services DCOM Server Process Launcher. It is self identified as belonging to Creative Technologies; however, its behavior is noticed in system processes that have nothing to do with sound and everything to do with WBEM + SPI. In words, Web Based Enterprise Management + Smart Plug-Ins Gnomesayin|
| ctxfispi.exe is a process installed alongside Creative Audio hardware and provides additional configuration options for these devices. "This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. See also: Link Crapper|
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