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03 Jun 2011   #1
Kodiak420

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
windows audio device graph isolation has stopped working

Does any one what this means.....Its happens all the time???

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as you can see it happens alot




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03 Jun 2011   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

If you do a google search for that item you will get a lot of info however most suggest the audio driver is the problem. Look for an updated driver and if none is available reinstall the one you have and see if it helps.
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03 Jun 2011   #3
Kodiak420

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
If you do a google search for that item you will get a lot of info however most suggest the audio driver is the problem. Look for an updated driver and if none is available reinstall the one you have and see if it helps.

This has been done... I guess its a waiting game now. thanx 4 your help
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04 Jun 2011   #4
Kodiak420

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

so nothing has helped, i have uninstalled and reinstalled just about everything that i no of.... sound drivers, video drivers , graphics card drivers
HELP.
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05 Jun 2011   #5
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Looking at google hits, again, on this, it appears it is not related to the sound driver but is instead a Windows (Vista/Win 7) process - "audiodg.exe".


audiodg.exe - Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation

Windows Vista uses a new process known as audiodg.exe, which is a legitimate but non-critical component of the audio subsystem. If you check out the process in more detail via Task Manager, you'll find the name expands to the "Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation" process. It's not malware or spyware. It's used by Vista's audio component to handle DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and other duties, as explained below.

According to developer information published by Microsoft, this process was created for two reasons. The first is because the DSP system can make use of 3rd party code, and for internal reasons they're not allowed to use such external code in svchost.exe processes. Such processes are the common method for providing host services under Windows these days, but this particular component had to be split off into a separate binary.

The second reason is that the audiodg.exe code handles DRM (Digital Rights Management) tasks. According to a Microsoft insider, "the DRM system in Vista requires that the audio samples be processed in a protected process, and (for a number of technical reasons that are too obscure to go into) it's not possible for a svchost hosted service to run in a protected process."

Some users have reported excessive CPU usage by this process. Several have said disabling the process produced no negative effects, but immediately resolved the CPU consumption problem. These problems may be due to incorrectly designed applications that use the audio subsystem incorrectly, or a defect in Windows. No further information is available at present.
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05 Jun 2011   #6
Kodiak420

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

thanx Firebird I have read a lot of that on google...Its all intresting but, the dont tell you hw to fix it..Maybe i should shut it off...

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as you can tell it happened every 10 min last night

Also it seems to not like nvidia control panel, specially when you do a desk top resieze, it seems to shut down windows explorer, and the windows audio graph isolation...

Thanx again for your help...


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05 Jun 2011   #7
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

I looked at that file on my system. It is located in the Windows\system32 folder. The last time this file was accessed on my system was Feb 11, 2011. Maybe it has something to do with your NVIDIA card, I have an ATI Radeon HD4850 video card now but had an NVIDIA Galaxy GT450 installed for a short period (it turned out to not be as good as the HD4850 and my Windows Video score dropped from 5.9 to 5.7 with the GTS450).
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05 Jun 2011   #8
Kodiak420

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

performance has never been a issue... until... now...

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But its narrowed down to nvidia or xbmc... My computer is mostly to watch movies and play music, and games...etc...


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05 Jun 2011   #9
Kodiak420

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

so this is what happened the day before

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And the day it all started....


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I know it has to be somthing to do with one of these driver updates..................


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05 Jun 2011   #10
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

There was a lot installed on the 31st. Looks almost like a reinstall??
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