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Windows 7: BSOD when just CHECKING sound settings in Control Panel

28 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
BSOD when just CHECKING sound settings in Control Panel

One of many problems recently has been that every time I visit the sound settings under Recording--don't even change anything--I get a BSOD. I disabled the internal mike on my HP DV7 since I use external mikes. I have no idea why this is happening, but my system protection has also been disabled, although nothing screwy shows up in virus and malware scans. So i can't even do a system restore to undo anything. I have a minidump file and xml file related to this, but it's not listed as a valid attachment here. I did notice one of the messages on the screen itself said STdriver64.sys and Driver IRQ not less or equal, but have no idea what this could mean. Any ideas?

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28 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Reinstall the HP provided sound driver and see if that helps.
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 BSOD when just CHECKING sound settings in Control Panel

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