All audio related menus and panels open very slowly
Thursday, November 29, 2012 8:20:02 AM
If you are having this issue, it's very likely that you are using AMD graphics card, maybe something from the latest HD7000 series (i don't remember having such issues with Radeon HD6950 half a year ago).
I have already reported the issue to AMD, you can also do the same if you want to help them find out the problem faster.
Solution for this problem is to open up a Device Manager panel, look for "AMD High Definition Audio Device" listed under "Sound, video and game controllers", right click it and select "Disable".
All audio panels from Creative and also Windows Playback Devices will now become instantly responsive again. I don't mind this fix since i don't need HDMI audio output anyway, but for those who need it it may be a problem.
Hope this helps. Credits go to an user "Imrac" from overclock.net forums who found out the solution for this pesky problem.