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BSOD's

Posted on 2007-03-19
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After Years of having BSOD's even after dozens of Re-installs of Windows XP, i think i have found the culprit in my system, Mostly the BSOD's would say IRQL_NOT_LESS or equal...., but i also have had a few BSOD's that included the ha20X2K.sys file , which is a soundcard file i think or has something to do with it.
so after i few minutes searching i found out that, The Creative X-Fi ExtremeMusic card i have, has some drivers or something that sucks about them that makes the cause these BSOD's, However the solution should be according to some websites is to buy a new card or update the bios. But there is one problem i have a dell xps 600 and you know how dell sucks when it comes to driverupdates. Has no update for the bios or a very old one that i always use, so what are my options and what should i do...?

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Dell Xps 600
3.14GHz processor
2gigs of ram
dual geforce 7800gtx
Creative X-fi extreme soundcard

The Stop error's i have had the past day,

0x000000D1 (9oxoo3398D0, 0x00000002, x00000000, 0xa7e9d04f) HA20x2K.sys
adress at A7E9D04F
Base at A7e1e000
datestamp 44e3af71

other one :
0x0000007E (0xC0000005,0x80534719,0xBACF3a84,0xBacf3780)
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Question by:Constantijn
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Stephen Croft earned 50 total points
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personally I'd contact Dell and send it back to them. Failing that push them for a driver update.

I take it all your Creative drivers are up to date?

If they are, and if Dell wont give a motherboard BIOS update, then it may be time for a new card. the X-Fi's will become useless in Vista anyway (or so it is looking) as Creative are having issues with drivers, its really causing quite a stir on the CL forum!
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=D thanks for the points
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