Back to soundblaster... I don t see how I can configure this card. According to the `manual`: TSR and activate.exe are not needed in this configuration/enhanced mode. I also found an 137x.ini file but no further instructions.
If I open Word, paste a 2mb print screen and start typing... mp3 will play fine. But if I move the mouse things will go crazy... Because Windows 3.11 & Windows 95 are closely related moving mouse should have the opposite effect:
Why Moving the Mouse in Windows 95 Made the OS Faster
This is because of a flaw in the way Windows 95 generates events, and the fact that many applications are event driven.
Windows 95 applications often use asynchronous I/O, that is they ask for some file operation like a copy to be performed and then tell the OS that they can be put to sleep until that operation finishes. By sleeping they allow other applications to run, rather than wasting CPU time endlessly asking if the file operation has completed yet.
For reasons that are not entirely clear, but probably due to performance problems on low end machines, Windows 95 tends to bundle up the messages about I/O completion and doesn’t immediately wake up the application to service them. However, it does wake the application for user input, presumably to keep it feeling responsive, and when the application is awake it will handle any pending I/O messages too.
Thus wiggling the mouse causes the application to process I/O messages faster, and install quicker. The effect was quite pronounced; large applications that could take an hour to install could be reduced to 15 minutes with suitable mouse input.