Well after spending most of my day trying to figure this one out... I decided to clear my sound card driver and reinstall it. I followed instructions at Creative Labs support
and ran into an issue trying to uninstall the soundblaster from add/remove programs, so i got tweak xp pro and removed it. Followed all steps and got to the point where I cancel all the prompts indicating new hardware detected and put in the installation disk. When I went to install the drivers off the install disk, it said it was unable to detect a soundblaster audigy 2. so i rebooted and let the prompt install a Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM) driver from the cd rom when i specified to get it from there. Problem is... i cannot get rid of the error message when trying to install the rest of the software for the card unless I download and install SBA2_EAX4DRV_031031(3).exe updated driver from the Creative Labs website. This also changes the driver name in the device manager to correctly state what I have 'under the hood'.
Once when I was in the middle of doing those steps several times, I got a different BSOD message.
the notable info was:
***STOP 0x0000008E (0x00000005, 0xF46BD8E6, 0xBADDF1B0, 0x00000000)
...emupia2k.sys - address F46BD8E6 base at F46B6000, Datestamp 3 de1a116
So I think I am still in the same predicament as before. I don't remember the soundcard drivers having been this difficult to install when i first put it in, other than having to go into the BIOS and disable the onboard soundcard on the mobo.
Any other thoughts? I'm approaching the point of threatening my pc with violence
Edited by Elektro, 06 January 2006 - 09:13 PM.