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#1 manchu

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:54 PM

We just got done cleaning up my computer extensively but now I'm getting memory dumps all the time. I might be just converting a avi file to dvd or playing an old game and it will freeze up and go to a blue screen explaining the memory dump. Can you help.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 02 May 2008 - 01:13 PM.
Moved to more appropriate forum. Assuming XP OS ~ OB


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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:18 PM

Error message specifics?

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:37 PM

i guess i'll have to wait till it happens again and get the specifics.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:48 PM

your computer is shutting down to prevent serious damage.....

Driver_IRQL_Not_Less_Or_Equal

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...........
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physical memory dump....
physical memory dump complete...

and it counts to 100 and locks up.

Tech Info:
Stop: 0x000000D1 (0x0000FD26,0x00000002,0x00000008,0x0000FD26)

All on a blue screen.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:24 PM

Another...

An attempt was made to write to read only memory

sthda.sys

blue screen....memory dump....the rest was the same.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:45 AM

STHDA.SYS seems to be related to your audio drivers. I'd suggest uninstalling them and then installing the latest version available from the manufacturer of your audio card/device.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:00 PM

I'm not sure how to go about this. My computer, device manager, sound, video, and game controllers, I have listed...
Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Media Control Devices
Sigma Tel High Definition Audio CODEC
Video Codecs


Where do i start and how?

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:23 PM

You've got a Sigmatel sound card/chip in your computer. If it came with the computer a visit to the computer manufacturer's support website should lead you to the proper drivers. Uninstall anything "Sigmatel" in Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs, reboot, and then install the freshly downloaded drivers.

FYI - the blue screen you're seeing is called the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD for short) and it happens when Windows has to shut down the computer to prevent damage to it (usually by software/drivers that aren't behaving properly).
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:23 PM

Hmmm...is your computer sound working properly now?

System manufacturer and model?

Appears to me that Sigma Tel HD Audio is your major sound driver, but it helps to know the system manufacturer/model for driver updates.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:50 PM

Well, I uninstalled the sigma tel and and installed the latest driver, now windows can't load drivers for this device. I'm getting a message when desk top loads.....The procedure entry point? Localize string@@Ya? AVCString@@V1@@z could not be located in the dynamic link librarys tlang.dll.

No sound at all now. Any suggestions.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:53 PM

....system manufacturer and model?...

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:29 AM

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:49 AM

Go to this page ( http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid= ) and click the link for Audio. The last entry under this is for the Sigmatel Audio Driver.

Download that driver.
Check in Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs - and uninstall the latest one that you installed.
Install the downloaded driver and see if that fixes it.

There are other problems that could be causing this, but we've gotta be sure that we've taken all the steps to fix the driver before trying the other stuff.

The other 2 most likely problems are (IMO):
- a bad sound card/device
- memory problems (either RAM or pagefile)
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 09:20 AM

As usama mentioned it sounds like a bad sound card/device.

But you may check also the settings to make sure it is not a configuration problem:


The audio settings:

Go to start > control panel > Sounds And Audio Devices:
1. Under Hardware tab the audio driver, Audio Codecs and Media Control Devices should be listed
2. Under Audio tab - under Sound playback your Default device should be selected.
3. Under Volume tab - Under Device volume the box next to Mute should be unchecked.
4. Under Voice tab - Under Voice playback the Default device must be selected. Then on the same window press Test hardwareA Sound Hardware Test Wizard opens up. Go through all the tests.

Did you try this ?

1. Click Start and then Run.
2. Type dxdiag in the box and click Ok. Click Yes.
3. This will open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window.
4. Click Music tab and then click TestDirectMusic and then you should hear a music coming from the system. Click Ok to discontinue the music.
5. Click Sound tab and then click TestDirectSound and then click Yes and now you should hear a sound coming from the computer.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 01:34 PM

Before i keep going on this, let me tell you what I've done this far. I restored back to a earlier date to start over. I tried to uninstall and reinstall sigma tel. Nothing works after doing this. From windows not being able to load the drivers to an entry point error. Tried to just update the driver via dell support and it basically ends up the same way....device not present window appears...reboot and try again....but never works. Back to when the driver at least functions, i also must tell you when i convert avi files to dvd, with the program convertx, my machine will just shut down with 2-3 min left with the conversion. Sometimes to a blue screen of death, sometimes just shut down. This has been happening for about a week. I can't be positive, but i think all this started when i started playing Quake 4. Any suggestions before i proceed? Audio..video?




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