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Windows 7: Sound Stutters resulting Windows freeze

24 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Sound Stutters resulting Windows freeze

Hi guys, I've installed Win 7 Ultimate x86. The problem I'm facing is that whenever I enable my sound card driver and try playing an audio, the audio stutters and the computer freezes. I have to restart, use safe mode to disable the sound card and then use my pc. I've looked all over the net for solutions and these are what I have done so far...

- Downloaded and installed codecs for High Definition Audio Device
- Downloaded and installed Windows 7 x86 compatible driver for my sound card (Creative SB Audigy Value).
- Disabled all audio enhancements
- Changed playback sound to come through speakers (this one automatically happens if I re-enable the sound card).
- Uninstalled and reinstalled all the soundcard drivers from Device Manager.

The problem still persists.

I'm pretty tired at this point and have hit a dead end, so any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Could you follow the instructions here?

even if you don't have any minidumps the other information may help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

But I don't have BSOD issue :/ I'm still trying it. Thanks.

PS. There's also a faint static noise coming from the speakers. Sound card is disabled atm.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jun 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

yeah but following the other steps would give me a copy of your windows error reporting, hardware setup and bucket faults. It would be a lot more useful than guessing.

Though if it makes you happier, I'm pretty sure you will get a bsod if you run driver verifier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I did get BSOD when I tried installing the driver from the original driver CD (which wasn't compatible with Win 7). I'm trying the BSOD thing now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Windows 7
- 32 bit
- Previously used Win XP SP 2
PS. I did the report with my sound card disabled.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

of no surprise to me, the audio driver caussed the bsod

Is this where you've been getting your drivers?
Creative Worldwide Support > Audigy LS (SE)

edit: you should probably wipe the currently installed ones first

Invalid combination of parameters was detected while saving or restoring
extended processor state.
Arg1: 00000001, An attempt to save or restore extended extended state was made
    at IRQL higher than DISPATCH_LEVEL.
Arg2: 00000008, The IRQL.
Arg3: 00000000
Arg4: 00000000

Debugging Details:

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for P17.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for P17.sys






LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from 828b3e66 to 8286e28f

80e3aadc 828b3e66 00000003 00000000 80e3ab1c nt!KeSaveExtendedProcessorState+0x7a
80e3aaf0 9ac57251 80e3ab1c 86669040 80e3ab40 nt!KeSaveFloatingPointState+0x14
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
80e3ab00 9ac70aba 80e3ab1c 80e3ab3f 00000000 P17+0x22251
80e3ab40 9ac68d14 86669018 9ac6a18c 865d2f68 P17+0x3baba
80e3ab54 9ac5b6ed 00000001 00000000 865d2f28 P17+0x33d14
80e3ab6c 9ac5b891 00000001 862d52d8 865d2010 P17+0x266ed
80e3ab90 9ac589f3 865d2010 862d52d8 865d2040 P17+0x26891
80e3abc0 9ac57118 865d2f28 861d08b0 80e3abf4 P17+0x239f3
80e3abd0 9ac57141 00000002 9ac44447 c0000001 P17+0x22118
80e3abf4 9ac3704d 862d5290 0000b400 80e3ac40 P17+0x22141
80e3ac14 9ac35f42 862d52d8 862d5290 0000b400 P17+0x204d
80e3ac60 9ac35855 862d5290 861f8c08 002a0740 P17+0xf42
80e3acb0 8d3d66b8 862a0740 86218b60 862d5290 P17+0x855
80e3acd8 8d3d6655 00000000 00000000 862a0740 portcls!PnpStartDevice+0x4f
80e3acec 829ecf34 862a0740 9a9eda80 84bde4c0 portcls!EnqueuedIoWorkItemCallback+0x24
80e3ad00 8285b043 86525840 00000000 84bde4c0 nt!IopProcessWorkItem+0x23
80e3ad50 829e7d16 00000001 bb986cca 00000000 nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x10d
80e3ad90 82889159 8285af36 00000001 00000000 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x9e
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt!KiThreadStartup+0x19


9ac57251 ??              ???


SYMBOL_NAME:  P17+22251

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner


IMAGE_NAME:  P17.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x131_P17+22251

BUCKET_ID:  0x131_P17+22251

Followup: MachineOwner

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Yes that's where I downloaded it from.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Okay go ahead and use the program to completely delete the drivers from your machine, then redownload and reinstall the drivers fresh.
apparently something needs to be cleaned up and reinstalled that isn't getting covered by the regular uninstall.
Here's that link again. - Driver Sweeper
Creative labs products are supported by it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I've already tried deleting all the audio drivers and reinstalling them again. But I'll try it with Driver Sweeper once more.

edit: should I delete all the drivers or just the sound card ones?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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