Crystal Semiconductor CS4236B Driver Download

Crystal Semiconductor Drivers

The CS4236B is an audio device manufactured by Crystal Semiconductor. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This version of "" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 29,404 downloads and 204 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.2 MB.

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Supported Models






Crystal PnP Audio System CODEC

Crystal PnP Audio System CODEC (Needs Reboot)


Crystal Semiconductor

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name

Additional Notes

This if for the following chipsets CS4232, CS4236, CS4236B, CS4237B, CS4238B

Uploaded By

Mr Kool (DG Member) on 16-Jan-2003

Most Helpful Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Its me
Tested on Windows 98SE
12 Dec 2006

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
"I've tried it for the CS4236 card. Worked perfect.


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
David Burn
Tested on Windows 95b (osr2)
29 Dec 2006

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
"Tried to use this driver with InterSound IS-6000CS sound card which has a Crystal CX4237B-XQ3 chip but Windows could not recognise this as being the correct driver for the sound card."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows 2003 Server
8 Dec 2006

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
"Didnt work for winserver"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
CWBAUDIX.VXD 115.2 KB 11 Aug 1997
Readme.txt 10.5 KB 10 Jul 1997
CWBJOY.VXD 10.1 KB 24 Jun 1997
Cwbaudio.drv 228.2 KB 24 Jun 1997
CWBINIT.exe 95.8 KB 24 Jun 1997
CWBMIX.EXE 239.1 KB 24 Jun 1997
CWB3DSND.EXE 316.9 KB 24 Mar 2002
SETUP.EXE 305.7 KB 24 Mar 2002
CWBPCPLE.DLL 37.4 KB 24 Jun 1997
MSGLOOP.EXE 4.1 KB 24 Jun 1997
cwbaudio.inf 27.1 KB 24 Jun 1997
WSTRM.TXT 1.8 KB 24 Jun 1997
CWBFM.DRV 21.8 KB 24 Jun 1997
VWSTREAM.VXD 5.2 KB 24 Jun 1997
CWBMIDI.VXD 29.3 KB 24 Jun 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBAUDIX.VXD 98.8 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBJOY.VXD 10.2 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBMIX.EXE 234.9 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/README.TXT 12.1 KB 5 May 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWB3DSND.EXE 306.7 KB 14 Oct 2000
Crystal Audio Driver/DESC.TXT 110 bytes 9 May 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBAUDIO.INF 25.9 KB 5 May 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/SETUP.EXE 329.7 KB 14 Oct 2000
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBPCPLE.DLL 59.4 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/MSGLOOP.EXE 4.1 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBFM.DRV 21.8 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/VWSTREAM.VXD 5.2 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBMIDI.VXD 29.3 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBAUDIO.DRV 205.9 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBAUDIO.INI 774 bytes 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/WSTREAM.DLL 9.7 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBAUDIO.BIN 8.2 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBINIT.EXE 94.9 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/CWBMIDI.DRV 9.4 KB 13 Feb 1997
Crystal Audio Driver/LICENSE.TXT 4.5 KB 9 May 1997
CWBAUDIO.INI 774 bytes 24 Jun 1997
WSTREAM.DLL 9.7 KB 24 Jun 1997
cwbmidi.drv 9.4 KB 24 Jun 1997
CWBAUDIO.BIN 8.2 KB 24 Jun 1997

How to Update CS4236B Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the CS4236B driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Crystal Semiconductor CS4236B into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Crystal Semiconductor Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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