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« on: January 10, 2005, 06:57:26 AM »

i recently spent a bit of time on my computer and got in a hole, firstly put my tv card in & enabled Overclocking in bios... both would bring windows to a crushing hault via blue screen, "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" or "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" i then removed the tv card, but kept getting the blue screen so i went into Device Manager and removed and disabled it and the pci slots? i then had complications with the sound card, i uninstalled and reinstalled the sound drivers numerous times, and i accidently removed/altered some of the sound thingys in device manager also like Mulitmedia Audio Controller which has never seemed to reappear.. i then took the sound card out and enabled integrated sound via bios, i then installed the drivers for that but after reboot there was still no "Audio device", what do i do next? or how do i go about getting sound back without reformatting(last_resort)? i miss my musical lifestyle.

WindowsXP sp2/media edition BTW.

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2005, 02:16:36 PM »

Correct me if I am reading this wrong, but you overclock your computer, then when you hit upon Windows and its BSODs, you start changing things in Windows? You don't first try to stabilise your PC by clocking it normal again? For if you didn't, then that's where you started going wrong the first time.

Always undo the last thing you did before you were hit by an error.
Now you have disabled a lot of things. If you indeed disabled your PCI slots, how do you expect any card in the PCI slots to work?

Anyway, to fix things, undo the overclocking, so your CPU/RAM/FSB are normal clocked.
Then make sure your primary boot device is your CD/DVD player/burner. Put in your Windows XP CD, save changes to the BIOS on exit and reboot the computer.

Sit through the Windows setup, do not, I repeat, do NOT press R (Repair) in the first screen, but just follow the normal way of installing Windows, press F8 to go past the license agreement. Now you have another option to Repair Windows. Use that one.

If all is well, you end up with a clean version of Windows while still retaining all your files and settings, you can now start installing your Service Pack 2 again and if you want, your soundcard and drivers.

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