I'm experiencing a very anoing BSOD for a long time:
0x0000007E (0x00000005, 0xBF2AA736, 0X9A8D4B94, 0X9A8D4890)
ati3duag.dll - Address BF2AA736 base at BF1FC000 DateStamp 4b732d40
This BSOD happens randomly when I'm playing games. I thought that passing on win7 I would risolve my problems. On contrary, on win7 I couldn't play for more then 10 min and a game would crash. At least on XP SP3, I could play more then 10 min. So I decided to move back on XP SP3, formating my PC, at least I would have all fresh installed drivers. But this didn't solve my problem, always the same BSOD. I was looking on various forums, and found out that this BSOD 0x0000007E on XP SP2 was solved with 2 critical updates:
"Install this update to prevent an issue in which you may receive a “stop 0x7e in aec.sys” error message on a computer that is running
Windows XP Service Pack 2. The error may occur during startup, or after the system has started. AEC.SYS is the acoustic echo canceling driver."
This is a reliability update for Windows XP machines. Install this
audio component update to prevent memory corruption issues which may
cause an unstable state on a computer that is running Windows XP
Service Pack 2. After you install this item, you may have to restart
"You may experience one or more of the following symptoms when you try to play audio files on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2):• When you resume audio playback after you pause it, the audio playback does not play the audio file from the correct position. Instead, the audio playback resumes from a random position on the audio track.
• You randomly receive the following Stop error message during audio file playback:
Note If one or more of the following audio drivers are being used when you install this update, you must restart the computer. This enables the functionality of the following files:
Now, I'm not sure why this problem still exists on XP SP3 (these updates should be within SP3, or not????). But I found out that there are a lot of people with the same problem, helplessly seeking for a solution.
Actually, this is not the only BSOD I'm experiencing. There is another one:
0X00000050 (9F1FE8C0, 0X00000008, 0X9F1FE8C0, 0X00000000)
but I don't give this BSOD much importance, because if I do some counts, the first BSOD happens like 30 times, while the second one would happen once, which means 30:1.
I will include the link, where the first BSOD (they call him Squeal of Death) was solved:
I hope that You can help me. I don't want to format my PC once again, because in the past month I have formatted it like 5 times. If no solution is found, I'll try go step back to XP SP2, to see if really this problem is solved