By Kryxx ยท 8 replies
Jul 15, 2007
  1. BSOD Errors! *updated*

    My system :

    intel core2duo 2.4ghz
    4gb 800 Mhz dd2 XMS2 Corsair
    Asus p5nsli mobo
    onboard sound
    geforce 8800 GTS 640mb
    550watt NZXT PSU
    250gb WD2500JS

    I keep getting frequent BSOD errors when I play graphic intensive games. It's not an overheating issue cause I have monitors up and its clearly far below the overheating marks. Ive checked my mobo/cpu/gpu temps and they are all fine.

    Ive attached 5 dump files ( all today ) . Some reason I cant get the symbols path to set properly. If someone could open them and take alook it would be much appreciated.

    What i can get :


    FAULTING_MODULE: 804d7000 nt


    WRITE_ADDRESS: unable to get nt!MmSpecialPoolStart
    unable to get nt!MmSpecialPoolEnd
    unable to get nt!MmPoolCodeStart
    unable to get nt!MmPoolCodeEnd


    b923b435 8702 xchg eax,dword ptr [edx]




    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from a1f50821 to b923b435

    a34f4c98 a1f50821 89c3b600 89c3b704 00000001 ks!KsRemoveIrpFromCancelableQueue+0x36
    WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
    a34f4cc4 a1f63454 89c3b6d8 000000a2 a34f4d48 kmixer+0x821
    a34f4d50 a1f51e9d 8a05ccd0 89f713b0 8a05cd88 kmixer+0x13454
    a34f4d84 a1f522a7 0005ccd0 00000000 00000000 kmixer+0x1e9d
    a34f4dac 805ce84c 8a05ccd0 00000000 00000000 kmixer+0x22a7
    a34f4ddc 8054532e a1f521f0 8a05ccd0 00000000 nt!PsRemoveCreateThreadNotifyRoutine+0x214
    00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt!KiDispatchInterrupt+0x72e


    b923b435 8702 xchg eax,dword ptr [edx]


    SYMBOL_NAME: ks!KsRemoveIrpFromCancelableQueue+36

    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

    IMAGE_NAME: ks.sys


    Followup: MachineOwner

    I'm trying to figure out just which hardware device is the issue. I know somethings wrong, but I need help to narrow it down.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your mindumps point to the following:

    wdmaud.sys - a core driver for Windows and is a process for MMSYSTEM/MIDI API mapping; sound card driver

    Ventrilo.exe - a third party driver for the Ventrilo program that from what I can gather is a voice communication program

    splitter.sys - Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter

    ks.sys - another core driver for Windows and Audio

    See this link:

    * You have audio issues; it could be Ventrilo is the culprit here.

    Google ks.sys because Microsoft has info on that as a stand-alone.
  3. Kryxx

    Kryxx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok , checking into that now. Thanks alot ! will post updates!
  4. Kryxx

    Kryxx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Uninstalled previous card drivers, and disabled the card in bios (onboard). Installed a brand new X-FI Xtreme Gamer card w/ current drivers and still getting some BSOD's. Could you tell me if these are still sound issues?

    if so, is there some way to know if the previous drivers were properly un-installed?

    see attachments
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Did you recently install anything?
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    ks.sys once, wdmaud.sys twice, and ntkrpamp.exe once.

    I suggest googling the current driver for your audio card and see if there are known issues.
  7. Kryxx

    Kryxx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I uninstalled the drivers for the onboard card, but Im still seeing the control panel for it, and other things which leads to believe its still partially installed. I don't know if its messed up in the registry or not.

    I have a brand new pci card installed w/ up to date drivers but Im still getting audio issues.

    Makes me wonder if i need to zero out my drive to make sure theres nothing possibly left on it? ( really dont want to)

    edit ** ran msconfig and noticed that it was still loading something w/ the old sound drivesr in the startup, so i took that out and will post an update **
  8. Kryxx

    Kryxx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    recent crash, still audio? :(
  9. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    One of those has crashed at IRQL 1c, and this is a strong sign of a hardware problem. The major cause is RAM then CPU.

    You can try running Memtest, or a better test is to only run one stick of RAM at a time. Swap them over if it still crashes, or after a period of time where it hasn't crashed.

    BugCheck 1000000A, {4, 1c, 1, 805017ea} <-- IRQL 1c
    Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KiTimerExpiration+88 )
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