Blue Screens, Restarts, and "hardware malfunctions"

By ramen92
Sep 5, 2007
  1. Recently i have been getting blue screens, restarts, and "hardware malfunctions, where the screen goes blue and says "Hardware Malfunction. Please contact vendor for support." I only have the minidump for the one blue screen that occurred, however the hardware malfunction is much more common. This has only happened in last few days...
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your minidump crashes at RtkHDAud.sys. This is your Realtek audio driver.

    I doubt, if this is the cause of the Hardware Malfunction message you`re seeing.

    Try temporarily uninstalling your Realtek drivers and software and see if you still have problems.

    If you do, go and read this thread HERE and see if it helps you to identify the culprit.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. ramen92

    ramen92 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    i fixed it. stupid reg cleaner
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s great news and thanks for letting us know.

    Could you be a little more specific? It may be of benefit to others who have the same problem.

    Regards Howard :)
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