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Q: stuttering while listening to music and playing games

i am running window 7 home premium 64 bit on my hp probook 4530s recently hp did all of the bios an other updatto my laptop and now whenever i watch a video, listen to music or try to play a game it stutters i've tried updating an downgrading my graphic card driver my sound card the video card is a intel HD graphics 3000

plz help..... before all those updates it was playing just fine... system restore is out of the question cuz it takes up memory on HD so i deleted it

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Preferred Solution: stuttering while listening to music and playing games

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: stuttering while listening to music and playing games

Audio is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Thus the higher priority device can interrupt the sound if it needs to do something and thus you can get the stuttering. There can be other reasons but this is one to consider.

Uninstalling the sound, restarting the PC and then when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound and sometimes Windows will install it on a different IRQ and help with this problem.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC.

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Once or twice a day, I get a BSOD. I've tried updating my drivers to no avail. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

A:BSOD while playing games or listening to music

Code:
BugCheck D1, {fffffa0008aa8f88, 2, 1, fffff880053a2b3d}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::UnreferenceDmaBuffer+7d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Update your ATI/AMD display driver.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.


During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

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I've installed a new GPU, an asus radeon hd 7870 and BSOD started to happen.

A:BSOD playing games, listening to music - still trying to understand

Hello Luidig, it is caused by the display driver.

Code:
fffff880`0a6cc2a8 fffff880`04cf1821Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
atikmdag+0x3c821
============================
lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
fffff880`048c5000 fffff880`0493b000 atikmpag (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Aug 16 06:43:06 2012 (502C4922)
CheckSum: 00079744
ImageSize: 00076000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

Let us know the results.

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I cannot figure this out. I have done several fresh installs. Made sure everything is seated properly. Any help? I keep getting a BSOD while doing simple things on the internet. Such as flash games or youtube or even just playing Spider Solitare. But I can play BF3 or Black ops 2 for several hours with no problem.

A:BSOD while playing flash games or listening to music on youtube

Tried switching memory slots. ran memtest86 0 errors. I can run bf3 for hours upon hours with no issues moment i do simple things it crashes not understanding this at all!!!

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Hi everyone

I had the problem that my computer shuts down while playing games or just browsing the internet. At first I got a black screen, but was still able to hear sound (e.g. music player) for ~2-3 seconds. This happened every 1-60 minutes after booting... (If I run in secure mode, everything was fine) So I decided to set up a clean installation of Windows. BUUUT the problem occurs again. Not every 15 minutes, but it occurs.

I'm not quite sure if this is right, but I've got the feeling that this began again after installing all automatic updates. Ofc I have the recent versions of graphic card drivers etc.

Just like described in the BSOD forum I attach a zip with further informations including dump files etc.


I would be sooo happy if you could help me solving this problem.

Cheers!

A:Random black screen (while playing games, listening music, ...)

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

It may very well be the GPU drivers (even though they are recent).

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So I just bought a new laptop, toshiba satellite p755-s5390, and have been noticing some static crackles/ lag. When I play music (pandora) sometimes it randomly has a static spike and lags my mouse for 5-10 second periods, then goes away. This also occurs when I'm playing an online game (airmech). When it happens while playing, it lags my screen and shoots my ping up to 500-1000 when its normally around 75-100. I also hear the static while its lagging. I have tried re-installing my sound drivers but that didn't fix anything. I know its not my outlet because I have gone to different homes/hotels and its still there. Could it possibly be my Ipod? Thanks for helping!

BTW, running Win 7 64bit
 

A:Random static sounds and lag while listening to music and playing games.

Bump, Pls help...
 

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I've beenexperiencing this problem for awhile now. When I watch videos (for example, abc.go),play pc games, or listen to music (itunes), my computer would randomly freeze up and make a loud sound. The audio would sound like abroken record and I can't exit out so I have to do a hard shut down on mycomputer. Also, I notice my internet connection is slower than usual. I do havevirus/spyware protection and I have scaned to see if there was a virus, but itshows nothing serious. My computer is about 2 years old. I would greatlyappreciate it if you guys have any suggestions as to what I should do. Thecomputer specs are:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack1, 64 bit

Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10

Processor Count: 1

RAM: 1979 Mb

Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express ChipsetFamily, 797 Mb

Hard Drives: C: Total - 225687 MB, Free - 126718 MB; D:Total - 12585 MB, Free - 2107 MB;

Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3612

Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated andEnabled

I am a single mom and not getting any help from their dad. Icannot take my only pc for repairs for financial reasons. I would appreciateany help you guys could offer me in fixing this problem.

Thanks! Chasity
 

A:Computer Freezes Up when watching videos or listening to music or playing some games.

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I've been having BSOD's on and off for the past 6 months or so.
I know a fair bit about computers so I took the liberty of trying to fix it myself.

The computer is a little over a year old, and has only had the RAM upgraded since i purchased it.

Recently I've been getting a LOT of bluescreens, but annoyingly so, the errors have not been consistent. The computer would crash and I would research into it, it would crash again and a different error would appear!

Using the guide on BSOD posting i've compressed the crash folder down

If someone could take a look at it and suggest why the errors are occurring it would be greatly appreciated.

- Windows 7 Professional x64
- Full retail version
- Has been re-installed within the past 2 months

A:BSOD, Seems to be when i'm playing WoW/Listening to music...

SP1 is not installed, please do the following:





Quote:
Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates


MSINFO32 reports problems with this device:




Quote:
Not Available ROOT\SYSTEM\0002 The drivers for this device are not installed.


Please zip up and upload the perfmon report. If unable to do this, please post back and we'll see what else we can do. This device will most likely be fixed by the updates, but otherwise I'll need the report to help identify it.

11 memory dumps (14 Nov 2011 to 05 Jan 2012)
9 different BSOD error codes
4 different causes blamed
This is either a:
- hardware problem
- compatibility issue
- low-level driver problem (to include missing Windows Updates and the 2005 version of ASACPI.sys)
- malware

ASACPI.sys:




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Good evening, good morning and good afternoon, depending on where you are,
I'm gonna go straight to the problem. I'm getting 1-4 BSOD's per day. I get them either while simply browsing the internet (facebook, youtube, even this forum), listening to music and chatting on skype or playing (while playing I think I got the BSOD only twice, and both time it was while playing some Minecraft). Now, I don't think I've installed any new drivers and I definitely didn't install any new hardware, apart from when I installed the windows (I changed all PC parts except for HDD and reinstalled the windows). I got the .zip file that's required to help identify the problem and make this post valid for posting. So yeah, that's about it.

A:BSOD while browsing, playing or listening to music

Please post the report of Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instruction

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whocrashed said I should reinstall driver and that didnt work...

Thanks in advance for your time.

A:BSOD at random times while playing wow or listening to music

Oh and the specs:

CPU: i7 2600k
GPU: GeForce 570 gtx
Ram: Corsair 18gb
Sound: Soundblaster Z

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Hello, I mostly gets BSOD while doing things like playing CS:GO or while browsing or listening to music or idle. I already follow the instructions.. unfortunately I can't find minidump anywhere although I already enabled it. but I installed dm log collector. The BSOD error code was 0x0000001E and the rest is 000...

I would be grateful for any help I can get.
ps. I got banned 7 days from playing competitive in CS:GO

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Hello,

I've recently have began having problems with BSODs. On occasion now, i get these unexpected blue screens whenever i'm playing League of Legends, or just relaxing to some music. I haven't been able to pinpoint the possible specific driver responsible, and i have updated my graphics drivers but to no avail. Hopefully you guys can help me out here. Thanks .Each bluescreen i've had all had the description IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Bugcheck code 0x0000000a. I've run the windows memory diagnostic for 7 passes around 3 times, all with no errors. I've ran Norton NPE, Norton system scans, and Malwarebytes scans as well. No viruses or malware either.

Asus G73jh
Windows 7 Home premium x64
GPU- HD Radeon Mobility 5870
CPU- Intel i7

A:BSODs After playing League of Legends, or listening to music online

Ntoskrnl.exe is often verified as the suspect, but it says nothing more.

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One winxp based systen having P4 processor, 512 ddr ram, cd-rw, cd-rom and 2 hdd (80+80 Gb), has this peculiar problem. When we playing songs it stutters and breaks as if the system running low on ram or using lot of processor power. When system is formatted, everything runs o.k for few days and even months, but again the problem comes up.

Can anyone help??

A:Stuttering sound while playing music ...

dunno d00d...how often do you defragment your drive?

and what specific media player are you using?..if it by chance is the internal LW player then that's the problem as it sucks....

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Got a new computer at work (Dell Optiplex 760 w 3.25 GB RAM - running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3). When I try to play my music files (originally downloaded from purchased CD's on my old computer) on this new computer through Windows Media Player the sound is stuttering. Randomly. My IT dept. can't figure it out. I was running WMP v. 9 and today I updated to v. 11. It doesn't matter. Still stuttering. I have little Bose desktop speakers. When I go into the control panel on my computer and click on the "sounds and audio devices" icon it says SoundMax HD Audio. I'm assuming that's the sound card? The music files are local on my hard drive. It's driving me crazy....and I'm not a sophisticated computer user. Help. Thank you.

A:Windows Media Player stuttering when playing music files

I have the same problem with the same computer. Haven't been able to fix it either.

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Hi guys,

First of all merry christmas

I have a weird issue where when I play games my computer, including audio and video, sometimes hangs for 1 second and then resumes again. This seems to happen in every game I play and it's very frustrating.

I checked my processes and I do have a 'System interrupts' process that sometimes pops up. I run Windows 8.1 , have 8GB ram, and use a GTX680 with the latest nvidia drivers.

Attached you can find my DXDIAG report.

I ran CCleaner and also did some virus scans, but no luck.

Any thoughts guys?

A:Stuttering while playing games

well be a scientist and start experimenting!! come on man..

1. turn off all sound in game.. run game. does it stutter?

2. disable sound in your actual windows 8.1 - go into device manager etc.. then run game.. stutter????!!

3. when running a game, (if it doesn't crash it) press shift,ctrl, and ESC. Look for whats using hard drive and look through performance for any % like disk usage..

4. what games are stuttering?

i mean your problem is so in-general (lag in games) its so hard to determine where to start.. but yeah, drivers are a must..

video drivers, hard drive updates, windows updates, sound driver update a huge one....

but if your sound and video hangs.. its hard drive or memory trying to sort it out..

you usually should run games in a clean environment meaning you disabled all services and background apps you aren't using because you are playing a game.. and when you restart your computer all your services will come back anyway..

if you dont know how to do this post here again..

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Hello,

I've been scouring the web for a while now and haven't found the answer yet.

I'm running a Sony Vaio VPCEB laptop. I used this for gaming a year ago, and have started using it again. Now though, every few seconds while playing a game, the game will stutter or freeze for a couple seconds, then resume. It's made gaming impossible on the machine.

Using PC Wizard, it tells me my graphics hardware is the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD. This is no problem since all the games I play are old or emulated. I can't seem to find a driver for it either.

OS is Win7 x64. Any help you can offer would be great!
 

A:Vaio stuttering while playing games

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Hello,

I'm having some problems for about 3-4 weeks now.

Up until the first BSoD I could load two games at the same time and feel like nothing was wrong or slow. Now when I try to do this (for w/e reason), the 2nd game I start either freeze or loads but when I'm moving the mouse it stutters to 1fps movement, sound too. This happens in both games, exactly the same.

If I don't do anything, main menu animation, music runs just fine...

When I try running a game, for example CS:GO. It works fine a bit, then randomly freeze + loop sound and can't tab out. Only after I End Task the program it goes to normal, or so it seems. Then after I try to reenter the game, it freezes again and I get BSoD.

Another thing I found is, while a game is open and I'm tab out in firefox for example; scrolling, general movement of the browser is not fluid and has some stutter. It lags even when I try to drag something on desktop.

Ran multiple malware scans, even in parted magic (virus scaner) on flash drive boot, nothing of note was found.

Thought the problem was because of some part of the video driver, so I uninstalled it. Rebooted in Safe Mode and ran Display Driver Uninstaller to be sure nothing was left from the previous one, reinstalled the latest one and the problem still persisted. Reinstalled Windows with fresh drivers, same problem.
Unistalled .Net Framework rebooted, then unistalled ATI VDriver, rebooted. Did a windows update and it installed a fresh .Net, restarted and after that I in... Read more

A:BSoD while playing Games and stuttering

Hi,

You're missing a couple of drivers.


Code:
SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_1E221849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&FB The drivers for this device are not installed.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_1E311849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&A0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Go ahead and download and install the below drivers from the links provided

Intel USB 3.0 Driver: http://66.226.78.22/downloadsite/dri...1.0.4.220).zip

Intel Chipset Driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775

___

Once you have done that, continue reading below:

Your BSOD suggests a problem with the ATi graphics card driver: atikmpag.sys


Code:
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys
You may be having some conflicts regarding the onboard Intel graphics display and the ATi Radeon graphics card you have. There are a lot of errors relating the onboard graphics process so let's temporarily disable it while we continue to troubleshoot.


Code:
Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel Service igfxCUIService1.0.0.0 Running Auto Own Process c:\windows\system32\igfxcuiservice.exe Normal LocalSystem 0

Code:
6468 4/17/2015 7:09:34 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_igfxCUIService.e_a7c7c9e8a7a1f457a98e109d32b247d585dbdaf5_040c2f78\Report.wer"
6468 4/19/2015 12:28:10 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microso... Read more

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Been researching this problem (stuttering or chugging lag) for last few days. Unfortuneately I can find nothing conclusive solution wise and am a complete newb when it comes to PC tech stuff. I know enough to get around on my PCs (have 2) and install and play games etc. But when it comes to techincal stuff I am lost. So I finally broke down and decided to try some posting....

Have 2 PCs, older one runs my usual games fine, no apparent lag or problems. Newer one (bit over a year old) seems to have had lag problems ever since I bought it. At first I just assumed the lag was zone lag on the game I was playing (Everquest - online mmorgp) possibly because I was running three instances of the game (multiboxing) and perhaps just didnt have enough ram, but as time went by I noticed that:
1) the lag stutters and chugs
2) is somewhat intermittant - appears and vanishes at seemingly random times for no apparent reason/s (usually the lag issue isn't as bad at night - or if I stay in a certain zone for long periods of time, frequent zoning seems to make it worse - neither of these appear to be very consistant)
3) seems to affect any online games I use on 2nd PC (and thus far that is all I use it for)
4) is present even while one instance of a game is running

While it doesn't actually stop me from what i'm doing it is very annoying, and i'm very tired of having to deal with it.

General PC specs:
OS: WinXP HE version 2002 with SP3
PC: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Pr... Read more

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Sorry about the title, I don't know what to say.

When playing any game or watching any video (on hard drive, dvd or streaming) or playing any game (2d simple, 3d intensive) my computer gets lag spikes and stutters, the sound kind of freezes every time it pauses.

My PC has never had this problem before, it started a couple of days ago.

My graphics card drivers are up to date and I have no idea what to do.

Thanks.

A:Lagging and stuttering while playing games and watching videos.

I have tried starting with no background applications and it doesn't change anything.

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Hi there this isn't really for me - I Ient my girlfriend's old computer to a friend and he's been experiencing problems with sound.

When using winamp sometimes after a while the sound stops working. But winamp appears to not actually be playing songs. Like you'll click a song and equaliser bars go flat and don't measure sound like when a song is playing with the bass/treble or whatever going up an down with regards to what's happening in the song.

So it's not like the song is playing and no sound is coming out - the song is refusing to play. This problem is worse when playing pro evolution soccer on mute with winamp in the background.

He says when he's playing COD2 that the sound stutters and does it with increasing frequency and then eventually stops. This mostly happens when there's a lot happening on screen.

Restarting the whole machine seems to sort it out with regards to winamp but sometimes just restarting call of duty fixes the sound issues.

I remember having similar problems with operation flashpoint about 7 years ago but can't remember how I sorted it.

He has:

windows xp home SP2
p4 3.0ghz
onboard graphics
onboard sound

I told him it might be an overheating issue and to take the case off the computer and clean the dust out, could it be slightly more serious like the northbridge cooler gone bad?

Or is it a windows/driver problem?

I know there's not a lot of info here I'll ha... Read more

A:Stuttering/disappearing sound when playing some games or using winamp

Well the onboard sound is actually controlled by the South Bridge chip I believe; from what it sounds like (no pun intended) the drivers could be out of date. Winamp is usually super-reliable so I would check which version he is running and maybe give that an update, which is free. Also, make sure DirectX is up to date and have him run dxdiag to run the sound tests. START > Run > type dxdiag in the bar...

Personally, I would just invest in a dedicated sound adapter. You can get a decent Creative card for around $30 now and the sound quality would be much better anyways.
 

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Wasn't sure what this could be related to. If this is in the wrong section just let me know.

Well, this started about a week ago. I thought nothing about it. I thought it may have been a bad driver. So I updated my graphics driver, stuttering is still there. So next I tried to update my hard drive firmware, but the stuttering is still there. Next I tried, to update my bios, that didn't help it. Any ideas?

I have an asus g73jw laptop with the specs:

i7-740qm
8gb of ram
Nvidia gtx 460m
Hard drive is a Momentus XT

If there is anything else you need just let me know.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Weird video/audio stuttering when playing games

Turns out I just needed to update my drivers then run the games as an admin and it fixed itself.

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hello everyone, hope this is the right place to post this. if not, i apologise.

i am having some seriously annoying problem with my laptop i can't seem to figure out the cause of.
every certain set of minutes... in between 5 and 10 my laptop slows down tremendously. i don't know if this only occurs when i'm playing games or not, but i notice it heavily when in a game. my frame rates drop from say 40 to 12-15, heavy stuttering occurs and speakers start making very weird "scraping" sounds.

could anyone please help?

regards
 

A:large FPS and performance drop and stuttering sound often when playing games

does the laptop feel very warm?
 

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My desktop keeps stuttering every few minutes or so. I have all of the drivers up to date and I cannot figure out what is wrong. The problem occurs the most while watching Netflix and playing games, but happens pretty regularly in general.

Specs:
Core i7 2600k
Asus p8p67 deluxe
Asus Engtx 570
Corsair 8 gb 1600 mhz ram

A:Frequent Audio/Video stuttering while watching movies, playing games

Hi,

I would suggest you to check the performance in “Safe mode with networking”.

Run the Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/

You can even try running Microsoft Fix IT’s from the URL mentioned below according to the issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

Hope this helps.

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Hello guys, my new PC had BSOD when playing games or playing music with window media player,
can somebody help me out? Thanks a lot

System Specs has been updated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 3076

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8007C307C8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

debug-meteor5210-xxxx.zip

A:BSOD when playing games or playing music

Hello and welcome meteor mate I know I can dig them out of the debug stuff but some system specs are needed mate for starters
System Info - See Your System Specs

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I get random buzzing noise with micro freezing when im playing videos or playing games if the charger is plugged in.I did run diagnostics from SupportAssist but found no problem? I've only experienced buzzing noise whenever i suddenly connect my charger when im playing videos or gaming but now i think it gone worse.. I have all the latest drivers from dell and also updated the bios but still suddenly this problem appeared out of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated!specs:windows 10 creators updatei5 cpu8gb ramgtx 10501tb hdd

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HI all. I am new to this so please excuse any errors. I have a P4 3gig, 1gig ram, 256 graphics (or is it 512? Can't remember), 180 gig hard drive pc that I had custom built for me just over a year ago. Since I had it, I have had loads of problems with it. Most have been sorted out by the shop that built it for me (I have had to take it back 6 times in the past year) but this problem persists. Whenever I play a game (be it Rome Total War, Football Manager 2006 or Doom 3!), listen to music on WMP or iTunes, stay on net for a prolonged period of time, look at pictures or movies, then it freezes. I hear a couple of 'beeps' then it freezes. If I press reset, the PC just makes a long beep noise so I need to switch the power off from the back. This happens regularly.

The last time I returned it they appeared to have fixed the problem. They said that it was a heat sink problem. Got it back from the shop and it appeared to be working perfectly, better than it has before. But low and behold, it problem has returned. My 1 year warranty has now ran out and I would like to attempt to fix it myself before going somewhere else and having to pay for it to be fixed. Does/has anyone here have/had the same problem and how did they fix it? Any help you give will be greatfully received.
 

A:PC Freezes when playing games, music or most other things!!!

Maybe a heat problem. What's the temperature of the processor?
 

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I'll just be randomly playing music and all the sudden the volume will get a lot quieter, after awhile it will get normal again, sometimes it will go higher than normal too. This happens when I play a game or music. Usually it lasts about 20 seconds after changing but often it can go high to low to lower in a matter of seconds, this all happens randomly too it's not only happening when my music gets louder or quieter. I checked wires and the volume control center and no bars are moving. It happens on all media players and all games and movies and all sorts of things.

I have Windows XP Home SP1, 2.4 ghz Intel P4 processor, SB Audigy, 1 GB DDR ram, Sapphire Radeon 9700 Pro 128 mb. Any help will be MAJORLY appreciated, as this problem really makes doing anything involving sound on my PC sound like crap.
 

A:Volume randomly changes playing games/music

Try updating drivers first.
 

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Hi,

Earlier this year, I came to this forum to get help for a BSOD problem. I found out that it was caused by my onboard soundcard which I have now replaced with a seperate soundcard from Icidu (PCI 7.1 Soundcard Optical S/PDIF In & Out - Soundcard - Audio).

I have tried several soundcards but I cannot fix this crackling sound issue. It mostly occurs whenever something is loading it seems, in soundcloud tracks for instance. Also, the windows startup sound sounds like yanking a cat in its tail. The driver IS up to date, there is no cpu throttling and the sound card itself is fine - there are no problems in linux.

Just for the record, here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 45 ?C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
RAM
4,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q3 DELUXE (LGA 775) 31 ?C
Graphics
SyncMaster ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GTX 285 (nVidia) 41 ?C
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 ?C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-5200S ATA Device
Audio
C-Media PCI Audio Device

Thanks in advance,
Jacob

A:Crackling sound while playing music, games etc.

Check any cables connected to speakers/headphones, both ends. While playing some music gently twist the ends & move them slightly in & out. See it there is any difference.

Edit - forget that. Just saw it is OK in Linux. Although...............

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I've installed the latest driver 4 my gfx card (integrated) , I've scanned with kaspersky, panda, avg, ad-aware and windows defender and I've cleaned up my registry and disk with Ccleaner.

I've got 223 MB RAM, which seems to get eaten up as fast as heck during start-up and afterwards, so I downloaded XP FreeRAM Pro or w/e. It got 4 stars on download.com and IMO it works well. Computer temps are within safe levels (40 -55c max) and it makes no distinct sounds when frozen. When it freezes, the screen stays still and sound turns off. Basic functions like turning on the CAPS lock light are working. I've got my PC tuned up for fast performance, no desktop BG, no window effects (it looks like windows 98) only 4 desktop icons (including the mystring thing). I only got ZoneAlarm firewall, AVG and FreeRam on my taskbar. Still slow, sometimes. I dunno what else to do.

I'm running on an AMD Duron, with VIA motherboard (with S3 Unichrome integrated gfx)
and VIA AC97 audio controller (which i haven't found an update for).

Any suggestions? Thx in advance.

Oh, and it freezes on low-end games. Pharaoh only needs 32 MB RAM and I can't run it w/o freezing it's maddening.
 

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So basically my computer has been crashing for about two weeks now. I have just switched from Ultimate 32-bit to 64-bit and they were both clean installs. I was thinking about buying a registry cleaner but i guess ill come to the pros first

A:BSOD while watching videos, playing games or music

Hello Vlandor.

Since you are having problems when running something I have to ask you how old the hardware is. I had a similar problem my self not too lobg ago and it ended turning out to be the harddrive that was faulting.

My recommendation would be to run some benchmarking programs to see if you might get some kind of clues that way. Maybe you can find a bench mark that crashes your computer almost instantly compared to the other programs. I would recommend starting of with Prime95 for CPU stress testing and 3DMark for stress testing of your GPU. Please come back and tell us the results when you are done with the two.

Also i have to ask if you did any changes to the computer before these problems started to accur. Also a registry cleaner will not help you if you have tried a clean install of windows.

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Whenever I've tried to play music, a dvd or video of any sort, or play a game my computer has been getting complete freeze ups. The problem only started around 3 - 4days ago.
I play music in Itunes, and this is where the problem started, however, I have also tried using winamp and vlc but I get the same problem. I can get anywhere between 30 seconds and 10 minutes of music before the problem occurs but when it does it locks up the whole computer, i can move my mouse around but nothing can be clicked, no keyboard commands are working (ctrl + alt + del, alt + f4 etc.). When the song freezes it will constantly loop the second of the song that it froze on but no other worrying sounds are made by any part of the computer.

If I'm watching a video I once again get between 30 seconds and 10 minutes before a problem occurs, the audio will carry on as normal, but the video will hang and thats when the whole computer freezes. Once again, no keyboard commands work, and the mouse can move but not interact.
When playing games everything is fine until i try to close the game or click (or alt + tab) away from it, then it will get caught half way between the command and freeze up the entire computer just like the other causes of freezing.

The only way I can un-freeze my computer is to turn it off at the power button or using the restart button.
I've used various anti-virus, registry cleaner, diagnostic tools etc. but nothing seems to have helped the situation, a system re... Read more

A:Complete freeze playing music, videos or games

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Hello, I've been having problems for quite some time now and upon google search after search there doesn't seem to be an answer. When the audio is on, for videos, games, music, etc. it sometimes "skips" like an old cd player. Its pretty obnoxious, and I'm wondering why exactly this is so. I'm assuming I have an old driver or something, because I upgraded my pc from win 7 to win 8 pro. Thanks for the help and let me know if anyone needs clarification!

A:Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Audio is always on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. Depending on the shared device, it can "interrupt" the audio and cause skipping.

If you have the HP supplied IDT audio driver for Win 7, it is also compatible for Win 8. However, check the Device Manager and see what devices are listed in the Sound section. You should ONLY have the correct IDT sound driver and possibly HDMI audio (if your system has this) and nothing else. If "HD Audio Codec" (the generic Windows installed sound driver) is also listed, or any other sound, except the IDT and possibly HDMI, uninstall those as they can cause conflicts and other audio problems. Restart the PC if you uninstalled anything.

If you only have the correct entries in the sound, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDG and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (do not uninstall the drivers). Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This will fix any potential corruptions between Windows and the sound and sometimes will put the sound on a different shared IRQ and fix or mimimize any interruptions.

Rather than post a ZIP file of items, we usually just post screen shots. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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it becomes more frequent and severe,can somebody look at the dmp files,whocrashed says it's not hardware problem
it's something about memory it says
Attachment 270614

A:BSOD while browsing web playing games/videos/youtube/music

Daemon Tools/Alcohol %

Code:
dtsoftbus01.sys Fri Jan 13 19:45:46 2012 (4F10358A)
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although we have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

As an alternative, many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO

Security Software

Right now I cannot see any security software installed on your system, did you have any? removed it for some reason? Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software. Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free



   Information
Do not start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.


Update and make full scans with both separately.


Start up

Keep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.
Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista
How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup P... Read more

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Windows will crash to BSOD after about 10-15 minutes of playing a game, listening to music, or watching video. This started happening about a month ago. Up until then everything was fine. I though I found some people with the same problem when I search on Google, but updating their BIOS fixed their problem, it didn't fix mine.

I have updated all of the drivers I could think of and flashed my BIOS to the newest version on the ECS website (I have an ECS KA3 MVP motherboard). This didn't fix the problem. I also made sure I downloaded the Vista driver from Nvidia for my graphics card. I have also run a Memtest and had not errors, and I ran a video card stability test and everything was fine (didn’t even crash). I checked all of the temperatures on the restart and they are all in normal operating range. Here is what the BSOD says everytime.

Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
***Stop: 0x000000D1 (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x81F215B2)
***ndis.sys - address 81F215B2 base at 81EFC000, Datestamp 454962FD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 00000008
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 81F215B2
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Here is the info from my latest crash dump file…
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.7.0005.1
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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A:Vista crashes to BSOD when playing music/games/video

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My problem is when i play both Music player (Windows Media Player/Winamp/iTune/Youtube/KMPlayer) with any Mini Flash Games, the sound sounded like corrupted files. i try playing them separate (like closing the flash game while playing the music), somehow the sound was fine. I get the feeling its got to with the flash but im not sure how. Any idea how can i solve this problem?

It never happen before.

OS: Vista Home Premium
Note: Not sure how to check what audio i have. Im newbie when comes to Computer.

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So lately,
I've had a problem with video games. They would freeze and only way to turn of my computer is through the power cable or power switch on back of desktop. After that if i try to turn on my computer it would freeze at random moments without letting me even get the my screen (this, what im doin now) and i need to let it "cool off" for hours before it lets me go back, no this is not a heat issue my heat is no higher than 43degrees most of time blow 40. here are specs from TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12269 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953765 MB, Free - 561901 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8Z68-V LX
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 5.0, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Computer Freezes when playing video games and loops last seconds of music

come on guyz i need ur help
 

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Hi all, my gf and I want to listen to music together. She only has an iPhone and we talk via Skype, but she has no laptop/PC. How can we listen to music together? I tried sending her a .mp4 file of a song, but it didn't work because of some error on Skype.

Can I play music through my microphone and still have the ability to talk while we're listening to music? Please help!
 

A:Listening to music with a friend?

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I have had this issue for few months now. Since I decided to install Windows 7 Pro 64bit. I had Windows 7 Ultimate and had no issues. This is already 2nd installation I am getting this BSOD. It only happens when playing music or video. When it happened 30minutes ago again (first time on this Windows install) I was playing Dungeon Defenders and listening to music at the same time. And if its related to my sound card drivers, I have tried like 5 different driver official and unofficial.

It also might be my new Corsair Force 3 SSD or something, but I am quite sure its still my sound card/its drivers.

System specs:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz
8Gb DDR3 @ 1600Mhz
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
120Gb Corsair Force 3 SSD
2x 1Tb Samsung F3 in Raid0
1x WD AAKS 640Gb
Creative extremegamer sound card with the latest drivers.

A:BSOD while listening to music

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Firzenizer


I have had this issue for few months now. Since I decided to install Windows 7 Pro 64bit. I had Windows 7 Ultimate and had no issues. This is already 2nd installation I am getting this BSOD. It only happens when playing music or video. When it happened 30minutes ago again (first time on this Windows install) I was playing Dungeon Defenders and listening to music at the same time. And if its related to my sound card drivers, I have tried like 5 different driver official and unofficial.

It also might be my new Corsair Force 3 SSD or something, but I am quite sure its still my sound card/its drivers.

System specs:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz
8Gb DDR3 @ 1600Mhz
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
120Gb Corsair Force 3 SSD
2x 1Tb Samsung F3 in Raid0
1x WD AAKS 640Gb
Creative extremegamer sound card with the latest drivers.


Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.

Some generic advice.

If you are overclocking STOP. return to the default settings at least for now.
If you are running a RAID update its driver.
You can read more on this error and what to try ... Read more

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Hi Guys recently upgraded some hard ware, and since the upgrade been getting BSOD.

Just wondering if you would be able to point out what i might be able to do to stop them

Thanks in advance

A:BSOD While Listening To Music

It appears that this install of windows is counterfeit, your Product ID matches a Lenovo OEM_SLP key while you have a custom built computer. This is only possible through an exploit that bypasses the windows activation process.

Please purchase a legal copy of windows, format your drive and then re install using the new legal copy. We do not support piracy in any form on this forum as well as the exploits that are used to bypass the activation process often are the source of the problem with these installs and renders the troubleshooting process utterly moot.

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I am not real sure which forum this should be posted in so I'm trying it here. When I am listening to music while browsing and I scroll down on a page I get this really irritating screeching sound. It only happens when I scroll on a page. It is somehow causing some interference with the sound. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and how I might correct it?

I have a second question as well. On many pages when I click on the back tab to go to the previous page it does not work. I often have to click on it 2 or 3 times before it will go back. It happens most often on this website. Any ideas?
 

A:Listening to music while web browsing

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Hi,
I have windows vista and have been listening to my music in iTunes and windows media player, about 1 minute into a song, a radio commercial or celebrity news will just start playing too. I've tried to see if another program is running, but I can't find any. I recently updated chrome and adobe, and some toolbars got downloaded as well. I deleted the toolbars as I didn't want them to start with. It's like a Internet radio station or something just comes on and I can't get rid of it.
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from the Audio & Video Forum to a more appropriate forum due to suspect Malware.
See part of the post I bolded.
Roger

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my pc seems to skip my music every time i transfer files to an external hard drive. my computer should have no problem doing this with no issues, only thing i can think of is that i have ide hard drives, and maybe they are too slow. any suggestions?

my pc: asus m2n-e, amd athlon 64x2 2.5 ghz, 2x1 gig ocz ram, evga 8800gts 320mb, maxtor 200 gig ide hard drive. the external is a buslink, i believe the actual drive in it is a seagate though, and i connect it through an external sata port.
 

A:transferring files while listening to music

That's pretty normal, you're just getting audio proof that some bus or the processor is trying to do both tasks (and more) at once and short timeouts are occuring. You can see the same effect the other way around if you start a transfer and get an estimation of the transfer time then start any continuous access process and the transfer time will increase, sometimes dramatically.
 

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When I surf the web on my WindowsXP I listen to music I bought on iTunes at the same time. However, some days my music sticks when a website is loading.

I clear my footprints almost daily, I defrag and run a disk clean up once a week, and I only have two programs that I allow to load when I start up.

Is there something else I can do to correct this?
 

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Whenever I am playing music on my computer. Whether it be Spotify or Pandora... and I go to a certain type of website, it triggers the blue screen of death. It seemed random, but I have a certain site I can get to trigger the bsod ever time if musics on... not if it is off

I am using Firefox 11.0
I am able to trigger the BSOD on navigating through the sitewww.nbc.com/the-voice

Could someone please help me with this. I have attached all of the necessary BSOD items.

Is Windows 7 . . . - x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? X64 - the original installed OS on the system? Yes. Original - an OEM or full retail version? OEM - OEM = came pre-installed on system - Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer - What is the age of system (hardware)? 1 month - What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) Same. Have not re-installed OS.

A:BSOD Listening to Music and Browsing Net

Virtually all of these were related to tcpip.sys and when that happens it is often related to the installed Malware application in your case Related to KmxFilter.sys Host Intrusion Prevention System from Computer Associates. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials at least to test.

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Sometimes I get a blue screen when listening to Spotify,YouTube or running Cubase. This is the error I get:

stop: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000000000018, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000001, 0xFFFFFA6000DB286E)

It usually appears after about 30 minutes. What could be possible causes for this?

The soundcard I'm using is Audiophile 2496, instead of the integrated soundcard. When the blue screen appears, and after restarting Windows, the suggestion I get is to update the driver for my network adapter, but I don't see any reason for this to be the actual problem. Besides, the lates drivers is already in use.

Also sometimes when I'm using the "Polygonal Lasso Tool" in Photoshop I also get a blue screen, but this time I get the suggestion to update the graphic card which seems more logical (compared to updating the network adapter when having problem with the sound).

I don't know if those two types of blue screens are related. I have now updated the drivers for the graphic card (ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series) and haven't encountered any problems when using Photoshop yet.

The most important is fixing the issue with the sound, so does any one know what could be the causes for my problem with the sound?

A:I get a blue screen when listening to music!

I see this when looking at BSOD index codes : STOP 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (go to top of page)
Usual causes: Device driver

BSOD Index

You seemed to have been replacing/updating drivers, so, hmmm. Not sure what you need to do. I will just leave you with what i have posted above, as i am not a BSOD peep yet.

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Some how today, I was listening to some music and all of the sudden the song got very distorted for some reason. I thought it was weird and just changed the song. Same problem. Now every thing I listen to has lots of distortion in it. I am using Winamp. I tried using other media programs like ITunes to see if it was just Winamp and it wasn't. I also tried plugging in headphones to see if it was just my speakers but it did it on the headphones as well. Anyone please suggest on how to fix my problem?
 

A:Audio problems when listening to music.

well first thing try uninstall /reinstall your audio card.

remove audio card and reset it as well.
 

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