Help, with Audigy and Via KT266 chipset

Rippsnort

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After installing my Audigy Windows 2000 has been crashing randomly. I decided to format my C: (NTFS) and install a fresh copy of Windows 2000. After I did that I installed Asus (Geforce 3) drivers from CD and then audigy. As soon as I restart it crashes.

I have disabled the onboard (AC97) sound.
I just tried disabling the midi port and game port addresses in bios and unpluged the midi port from the audigy, don't know if it has any affect yet.

Does anyone know how to tweek the bios to stop my crashes?

I will soon install my 4-in-1 via drivers from cd.
I don't think the updates for any of my drivers (vid/snd/mainboard) makes any thing better.

First BSOD I gotten:
NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM (ntoskrnl.exe)
Page Fault in non paged area (ntfs.sys)

I just formatted so my NTFS should be good, and I don't think my backup (fat 32) has anything to do with these BSOD.


Hardware info:

AMD ATHLON T-BIRD 1.4GHZ 256K FSB266 OEM
SOLTEK SL-75DRV KT266
MICRON PC2100 256MB DDR 266MHZ CAS2.5 OEM
ASUS V8200 DELUXE GeForce3 64MB DDR
ANTEC SX1030B 10BAY 300W P/S

and recently:
CREATIVE SOUNBLASTER AUDIGY X-GAMER 24BIT RETAIL

 

sabresfan

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You said W2k is hosed but W98 is fine? Are you running dual boot? Two drives or one? I've noticed that NTFS doesn't like being the slave drive on dual boot setup. Maybe i'm the only on with such problems.....Just my 2c.
 

Rippsnort

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No Dual boot, just two drives with NTFS as master with Win2k.

No change after disabling Midi and game ports in bios, still get same BSOD.
 

KGB

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You need to install the 4in1's BEFORE any other drivers (video, sound, etc.).
 

Rippsnort

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I reformatted my C: drive using NTFS again, installed 4-in-1 drivers, then Asus 8200, then Windows 2000 SP2, then audigy (all from CD) and I am still crashing with Page Fault in non paged area (ntfs.sys).

Should I try formatting with FAT?
 

Rippsnort

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Ok I formatted with FAT 32, installed the latest drivers (Mainboard, Video, Sound) in that order and installed Windows 2000 Pro Service pack 2 before the drivers.

Every thing seemed fine for a day, but today I started it up and before I got the login screen I got a blue screen of death which said:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL -ntoskrnl.exe

I will now try updating directx and then maybe as a last resort switch the placement of my NIC and Audigy around in the 5 PCI slots.

I don't know what else to try, I've had this problem for over a month now.
 

CdnMade

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sounds lke a card placement problem to me try placing the sound card in pci4. modem in pci3 and your network card if you have 1 in slot 5. Also check your manual for the MB to see what pci slots share irq's on your board.
 

Rippsnort

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I have no modem, floppy disk or printer connected.

I couldn't find anything about IRQ in the manual, but here is the startup PCI screen:

Device No. Func No. IRQ
9 0 11 - Network Controller
10 0 12 - Multimedia Device
10 1 NA - Input Device
10 2 5 - Serial Bus Controller
17 1 14 - IDE controller
17 2 5 - Serial Bus Controller
17 3 5 - Serial Bus Controller
17 4 5 - Serial Bus Controller

Bus No. 1 10 - Display Controller
ACPI Controller 9


And here is what is in the BIOS:

IRQ 3 (COM 2) Enabled
IRQ 4 (COM 1) Enabled
IRQ 5 LPT 2 Enabled
IRQ 6 Floppy Enabled
IRQ 7 LPT 1 Enabled
IRQ 8 RTC alarm Disabled
IRQ 9 (IQ2 Redir) Disabled
10 Reserverd Disabled
11 Reserverd Disabled
12 PS/2 Mouse Enabled
13 (Co processor) Disabled
14 ( Hard Disk ) Enabled
15 Reserved Disabled

I have no floopy disk connected and use a USB mouse.


What PCI slots should I use for my NIC and Audigy?
Do I need to change IRQ manually in the Bios?

Thanks