Frequent BSODs. Normally when anything with audio is played

By whxzc
Sep 22, 2011
Post New Reply
  1. Hello. I've been experiencing frequent blue screens whenever I play anything with audio. After 5-10 minutes of watching a video on youtube or playing a game like warcraft 3, my computer will just freeze and loop the previous second of sound being played most of the time. Occasionally it will be a blue screen but all of these problems occur when any audio is playing.

    I've looked up on alot of similar problems but did not find any solutions so I'm going to try my luck here... After following on several places on how to make my debuglog file, here is the information. Would really appreciate any help given!
  2. whxzc

    whxzc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Forgot to attach the minidump debug file. Here it is.

    Attached Files:

  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Please do the following...

    How to find and post your Minidump Files:

    My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

    It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don’t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don’t Zip each one individually.
  4. whxzc

    whxzc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry for the trouble! Here is the five most recent dumps

    Attached Files:

  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    First, no need to apologize. We are here to help as best that we can when there is trouble. :)

    Second, the most significant read was that your issue is with memory corruption. Therefore you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.

    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes (not hours; this test is not measured by hours); the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.

    * Get back to us with the results.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...