Hi, I've been having a couple of weeks of a nasty crashing problem, which started with virtual drivers instability, faulty ram, and overheating graphics card. All factors of those eliminated, and now I am down to multiple crashes of a strange nature. Specifically, the computer is showing all signs of being healthy and stable, passing all stability tests I threw at it and the memtest for the ramstick. But it crashes, randomly, during video games without regards for the strain on the system by that video game. After asking around, it was determined that the crash isolated to a: System Error Category (102) Event 1003 Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 f45b7a0f, parameter3 ba4618d8, parameter4 00000000. According to the guy who examined the only minidump I got from those crashes (I got several, in fact, but this is the only crash that was registered on the system log with a minidump after I put in my single working stick of ram; all others occurred at what I definitely know to be faulty ram now), the crash was caused specifically by this: (the minidump is in the attachment if anyone cares to look at it) ha10kx2k.sys Which I was told a driver for the SB0090 Audigy Platinum Sound Card I have in my computer. I tried removing the remnants of the driver fully, using first the control panel, then the device manager, then my software CD with a setup utility that supposedly removes all creative related drivers. I reinstalled the latest version of the Audigy driver from their website, specifically SBAX_WBUP2_LB_2_09_0016 driver version. At first, I managed to play a game for almost twice as long as it typically took it to crash, but it crashed never the less. Just a distorted looping sound and frozen computer. Anyone knows of this issue or how to resolve it? The rest of my system is as follows: PSU: 500 Watt Basiq (antec) Motherboard: Asus P4PE (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM) ; Intel Brookdale i845PE CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (14 x 200) RAM: 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM) (Frequency - 333) Storage: Maxtor 4W100H6 (100 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100) Storage: WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0 (111 GB, IDE) (OS installed here) OS: Windows XP; Service Pack 2 GPU: 6600GT NVIDIA Network Adapter: D-Link AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B) BIOS: ASUS P4PE ACPI BIOS Revision 1006 Thank you for the any help you can provide. *Overall, I am positive that this is a sound card driver issue. Disabling hardware sound acceleration seems to also delay the crash by quite a bit.