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Windows 7: BSOD(s) with a new sound card

22 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
BSOD(s) with a new sound card

I got a new sound card yesterday, installed new drivers and started getting BSODs multiple times everyday. I tried reinstalling the drivers and replugging everything, but it won't help(didn't really expect it to). Also, my microphone isn't working.. Before a BSOD I either get random, colored lines and dots on my screen and the sound lags up, OR the sound only lags and then I get the BSOD, which says something like "if the problem persists, try reinstalling the drivers or ask the manufactuerer for extra software", basically saying that its the new sound cards/drivers fault.. I'm writing with my sounds off now, and my PC seems to be working well for a few hours now. When I play a game/listen to music/youtube, it crashes.
I have Windows 7 32bit OEM. My hardware ages vary: basically everything is about 3-4 years old except my video/sound cards. I have reinstalled Windows around a year ago last time.
Also.. if you know how to fix the mic problem tell me too, I've tried everything..

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22 Feb 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

1. Asacpi.sys

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause. Yours is dated 2004.
Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (notbefore).

2. Please run the update readiness tool and then update to SP-1

Ensure you install the correct 64 or 32 bit option for your system)

Download the System Update Readiness Tool (64bit)
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (32bit)

Now update to SP-1

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
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22 Feb 2012   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

After following JMH's suggestion please update these drivers

ASACPI.sys    8/12/2004 9:52:52 PM    0x9b885000    0x9b886420    0x00001420    0x411c2d04                            
LVPr2Mon.sys    2/5/2008 8:54:56 PM    0xa47a7000    0xa47aba00    0x00004a00    0x47a91370                            
tap0901.sys    11/19/2008 1:22:30 PM    0x9b983000    0x9b989280    0x00006280    0x49245966                            
ISODrive.sys    2/10/2009 4:22:07 AM    0x90fa7000    0x90fbe000    0x00017000    0x4991473f                            
hamachi.sys    2/19/2009 5:36:27 AM    0x9b97e000    0x9b982c00    0x00004c00    0x499d362b                            
yk62x86.sys    2/23/2009 9:44:18 AM    0x9ab84000    0x9abd4000    0x00050000    0x49a2b642                            
szkg.sys    3/12/2009 11:16:26 AM    0x8bf95000    0x8bfa2580    0x0000d580    0x49b9355a                            
SCDEmu.SYS    3/15/2009 5:25:46 AM    0x90f45000    0x90f51ec0    0x0000cec0    0x49bcd7aa                            
ssmdrv.sys    5/5/2009 5:05:18 AM    0x90f3f000    0x90f44a00    0x00005a00    0x4a000f5e                            
spldr.sys    5/11/2009 11:13:47 AM    0x8c9ce000    0x8c9d6000    0x00008000    0x4a084ebb                            
GEARAspiWDM.sys    5/18/2009 7:16:53 AM    0x9b8c3000    0x9b8c8280    0x00005280    0x4a1151b5                            
cmudax3.sys    5/19/2009 3:22:41 AM    0x9b628000    0x9b7f1140    0x001c9140    0x4a126c51                            
amdxata.sys    5/19/2009 12:57:35 PM    0x8c373000    0x8c37c000    0x00009000    0x4a12f30f
How To Find Drivers:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads
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22 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

thanks guys, I completly uninstalled the old drivers and installed the latest ones from the official site for my sound card, no BSODs now, I can play/listen to music/youtube etc
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22 Feb 2012   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

One of us is of the opposite gender.

Thanks for reporting back.
Safe surfing.
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