Notice Bert : Maybe first look under "Having said this all" near the bottom of this post
So, in the bios I disabled Hyperthreading and started this same CD and since I installed the i-version, for the first time this first track played well!
At least this shows that something *is* going on with the OS itself. Saldy, I would not know what I did to cause it, with the notice that 1.186-i does not contain any special changes in this realm. Watch out : compared to 1.186-a that is. Prior to that, yes. But assumed you were happily using 1.186-a ... :
I'm afraid you better revert to that.
(and notice that 1.186-i is not official)
I am also afraid that reverting to 1.186-a is not so easy, although you actually just learned how to do it for the major part :
1. Set back your old XXHighEnd.exe and XXEngine3.exe, assumed you saved those. The AutoHotkey file is less important and the XXOSK.exe even less (unless you use the On Screen Keyboard). But otherwise, those too.
Didn't save them ? then get those out of the original 1.186-a download (put in a temp folder and grab them from there).
2. Now find the just dealt with PresetLoader fille from a date prior to your 1.186-i (they are in your XXData Folder) before
you ever start XXHighEnd 1.186-a.
Copy the one to your liking to your XXFolder, but with the name PresetLoader.XXSI (look in there first and see it sit there, so that one you are goinng to overwrite).Having said this all :
Nice story and no lust to scratch it, but this can't work for you Bert. This is because under way you obtained a new Activation Code. Things will get inconsistent and it won't work.
So real solution : Re-install 1.186-a and obtain a new Code again.
As you can see ... I tried.
All 'n all the better idea would be to continue with 1.186-i and find the culprit. Haha. But notice it will merely be your wasted time if you don't succeed than mine (I never feel my time wasted for such things).