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Windows [BSOD] Help with sound card BSOD ha20x22k.sys please? :(

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by pete*, 13 May 2011.

  1. pete*

    pete* Something witty here.

    29 Apr 2009
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    Hey guys,

    Wondering if anyone here could help me a little with this problem I have.

    Right, so I was just using my PC a couple of days ago and I closed a window (yes, literally all I did.)
    and the PC BSOD'd me. It's been working fine and haven't had a problem with it at all (apart from
    my 4870 locking up if I play a game on it, weirdly has to be overclocked about by about 5 :/)

    The following is what it displayed.


    *shakes fist*

    So I go about finding out what it means. Microsoft useful as ever, nothing. Generally it seemed it
    was a random error thing and I couldn't find anything to specifically fix it.
    So I formatted.

    All went fine with installing etc etc then I tried installing the drivers for my soundcard… bang! BSOD.
    Same one as above. Ahhh, so its my soundcard drivers. Which to me didn't make sense, seeing as
    they've been the same ones i've used since I bought the damn card in 2008/9 sometime. (and on
    my last format).
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series. The driver EXE I tried installing from this time was - XFTI_PCDRV_LB_2_17_0007.EXE - So I thought, right. It's a soundcard driver problem.

    I simply formatted again quickly did everything, did a few restore points yadda yadda. Everything
    installed fine. GFX drivers, mobo etc. Got to the soundcard and I used a newer driver that was
    on Creatives website XFTI_PCDRV_LB_2_17_0008.EXE - Thinking maybe the problem I had never
    experienced before now in the original was fixed in the new one. But no, BSOD again but this time different information was shown.


    Right so, basically does anyone know how I can fix this. Computer specs i've shown below.
    I would MUCH rather be able to keep using the card. I've NEVER had this problem with it, i've
    read around that all xfi's crash and break for people and yaddayadda. But i've not changed anything
    on my system for this to happen now, so I don't know why it would creep up.

    I use a 5.1 surround system and roccat kave, so to lose the functionality of the card would be
    pretty annoying.

    If anyone can suggest something to try, I would be more than grateful.
    I did notice my motherboard (P5QPro) has more sound inputs than a usual mobo - but what is it
    like with its onboard sound and does anyone know how to get it working properly etc?In the event I
    can never use this creative card again. :( (Never ever used onboard sound before :eek: )

    Anyway, any help very much appreciated guys! :)

    C2D E8400 (No O/C)
    Windows Vista HP x64
    Radeon HD 4870 512mb
    4GB Dominator RAM
    SB X-Fi Ti Fatal1ty Pro

    Any more just ask (or could be in my sig, can't remember… :eek: )


    Pete :confused:
  2. thelaw

    thelaw What's a Dremel?

    10 Sep 2010
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    Someone had posted a similar issue here...the issue is the ha20.sys windows driver...it seemed it was resolved with a later driver update assuming you have the latest drivers downloaded then the only other solution found was to remove the card..:(

    You may want to just try the March 09 driver update the poster in the other forum used, it seemed to work fine for his card...sometimes the latest drivers can cause issues than there predecessors.

  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

    20 Jan 2007
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    If it makes you feel better, my X-Fi Xtreme Music causes my computer to sometimes fail to wake up after a sleep operation. Basically, the longer my computer is at sleep, the less likely it will wake up successfully. Removing my sound card solves this problem.

    Creative drivers are junk. I planning for a new sound card.

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