My system is a Dell Inspiron E1705 or 9400. I have a duo core Proc, 2 GB of RAM, 256 dedicated graphic card and am running XP Media Center SP 3.
Recently, I would constantly suffer from BSOD's while watching videos or listening to music. I determined the problem was my sound card's driver. In order to solve the problem I had to uninstall it and go to Dell's site to download a newer version. A description of the problem and solution can be found here if interested: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-...-sometimes.html
The problem I am having now is that all audio that comes from my system crackles since I have reinstalled the driver. Before, audio from my system only crackled when I was pushing it too hard. But now, sound crackles even if all I am doing is playing music. This occurs regardless if I am playing off my internal harddrive, external hard drive, I use my system's speakers or I hook up external speakers. Any suggestions as to a fix? Supposedly my sound card is a "Sigma Tel Audio".