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COD WaW "unhandled exception caught" fix

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March 12, 2009 8:35:29 PM

*NOT THE SOUND FIX*

i just bought cod waw and after numerous error messages, i found a fix to "unhandled exception caught" after the sound fix does not work.

insert the cod waw disc and click on "my computer"

right-click on the cod waw disc

click on directx

let it update

done

*note the directx update did not work from M$ for me*
March 12, 2009 10:40:31 PM

I have been struggling to find a fix for this error. The sound "fix" has not worked, updating punkbuster did not work, re-installing did not work, deleting my profile did not work, updating my sound card drivers did not work, updating my ethernet drivers did not work.

I have my fingers crossed for this. I really enjoy the game and would love to play online for more than 10 minutes before getting the crash :p 
March 13, 2009 12:08:09 AM

sorry, but how eirily similar our rigs are......
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March 13, 2009 12:12:31 AM

Well no go on the fix. :(  However, after the directx update I was play for about 30min before the crash!

I'm not sure what to do now. Activision has still no replied to my tech support request, it has been over a week.

Yeah just to make things a bit weirder, with the rigs, I'm using a 22" Samsung 2253BW and a Logitech G5 as well. Lol.
March 13, 2009 3:41:34 AM

So I tried playing on a bunch of different servers today, after installing the directx from the COD: WaW disc. It's seems that the error only occurs on a few servers, the rest seem to be entirely fine. Not sure what this exactly means, but i'm glad to finally be able to play in the majority of servers.

Thanks for the help :) 
March 13, 2009 4:06:40 AM

ok man! hope you get the other server fixed..... :D 
March 13, 2009 10:33:31 PM

the directx reinstall from cd didn't work for me either. I don't understand this problem. I've been playing CodWaW for 3 months and this started about a two weeks ago when the sound stopped working. and yes I had already used the work around by changing the sound quality settings. but then the sound came back and I get the "unhandled Exception Caught" error.

has anyone been able to fix this issue?
March 13, 2009 10:43:36 PM

as if you were to install the 1.3 patch again, run it. it will ask you if u want to reinstall the patch and choose yes. the re-install the patch. also installing my sound drivers helped
March 14, 2009 12:14:10 AM

can not reinstall 1.3 patch. I did update my sound drivers and no luck.

is this something to do with buffer memory?
March 14, 2009 12:25:01 AM

im not sure but i wonder if treyarchs tech support could help, as there are alot of problems with this game and if ANYBODY knows how to fix it, its treyarch
March 14, 2009 1:15:56 AM

Just out of curiosity what are your system specs icyman? I've tried both activision and treyarch support. it's been over a week and still no reply...
March 18, 2009 11:29:53 PM

I'm running an asus motherboard M3A78-EM with a triple core amd processor 8450,maybe. 4gig ram and a power color 4830 video card(amd).

I installed on my other hard drive windows 7 beta and then only codwaw. and I still got the unhandled exception caught error.

the odd thing is that I played the game with out a hitch for over 3 months. like the day after it came out, was it november? well anyway, when I patched and had the sound issue I changed my setting to the 24bit 48000 settings and then sound was ok. then out of the blue the sound goes out again. I had a work trip and when I returned 4 days later...bam , it worked again. then it started with the unhandled exception caught error not to long after.

one thing I think I've noticed is that I can play on servers without voice chat. and on the ones with voice chat I can play for a short period then unexpectedly the error shows itself. But I never hear anyone voice chatting. so I'm thinking that my issue is related to voice chat. and when someone engages voice chat that is when I'm getting the unhandled exception caught error.

does anyone else notice the same thing? If I'm right then it must have to do with my physical setup. hardware or bios perhaps. becasue if it was a registry issue then cod waw should have played without errors with the fresh windows 7 install.

I'm stumped!!! but not quiting!
March 19, 2009 1:41:59 AM

So I haven't had a crash for almost a week.

I updated my realtek HD audio drivers directly from the realtek site, not from ASUS. Also, I enabled stereo mixing in my audio (recorder tab).

To enable stereo mixing in vista, go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording Tab (right click and check show disabled devices) from there enable stereo mixing.

Not sure why this works, but seems to be doing the trick so far.

March 19, 2009 2:51:36 AM

do you have a mic? try plugging one in even if u wont use it (im not saying go buy one) because i know cod4 crashes for me without a mic plugged in. maybe thats your problem with voice chat or whatever........
dont waste your $$ on a mic because it might not be the problem, only a suggestion
March 19, 2009 3:45:48 AM

It blows me away that the Treyarch and Activision do not even seem to be addressing this problem. So much for customer support, I'm so happy this game came as a freebie with my video card and I didn't pay money for it.
March 19, 2009 11:06:35 AM

yeah well, I paid $50.

they are not addressing it because they don't have a solution.

the error doesn't have anything to do with my mic. what I was saying was that it is when voice chat is recieved from the game of other players.

I will try the mixing issue and let you know.
March 20, 2009 11:14:04 AM

YES, it's official. we have a fix for the Unhandled Exception Caught error!!!

If your error stems from the voice chat enabled servers then this should work.

To enable stereo mixing in vista, go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording Tab (right click and check show disabled devices) from there enable stereo mixing.

good luck!

if you try this and it works for you, please post here to let everyone know.
March 20, 2009 3:09:43 PM

BUMP!!!

Glad the fix works. I had read about a similar fix in another forum (sorry I don't recall which one, I've read so many), so I will not take credit for it.

Just spread the word everybody. Happy gaming!
March 23, 2009 6:35:01 PM

It doesnt work for me using 7057 release + Creative xFi board. It doesnt a tab you're referring too.
Thanks
Roger :( 
March 23, 2009 9:42:51 PM

Roger, use the right click botton while over the recording row. it will give you options. select show disabled devices.

not a tab, ok.
Anonymous
April 8, 2009 3:04:57 PM

Icyman said:
YES, it's official. we have a fix for the Unhandled Exception Caught error!!!

If your error stems from the voice chat enabled servers then this should work.

To enable stereo mixing in vista, go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording Tab (right click and check show disabled devices) from there enable stereo mixing.

good luck!

if you try this and it works for you, please post here to let everyone know.



Icyman, i've tried what you said but it doesn't work for me, maybe its coz i have a crappy graphics card, i'm not sure ,heres wot it is:

ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
I know its rubbish but cod 4 works when i fixed the glitch. Please help :) 
May 9, 2009 10:51:36 PM

Ok I tried this fix, Ive tried all the others....and so far so good! I joined 3 different games played about 10 min a piece and no problems. I can even hear people talk now which i havent heard before. Thanks alot this needs to be posted on the web all over because this is the first spot I seen this fix. THANKS
June 11, 2009 11:53:45 PM

I have found that some maps do not download properly and this seems to cause an issue. Go to your maps folder for WAW
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Activision\CoDWaW\usermaps and delete the maps in that folder.

The next time you start WAW the map will download again.
It works for me and I hope it works for you.
June 30, 2009 9:28:58 PM

I have the same problem. Here are the fault specs:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: CoDWaWmp.exe
Application Version: 1.4.1144.0
Application Timestamp: 49dbf15c
Fault Module Name: pbcl.dll
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 499c1d73
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00036782
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 2c64
Additional Information 2: 6b8d37ba529b51810a5fe302ae7c3468
Additional Information 3: 524c
Additional Information 4: 06791dc08abc9c47a2afac7444e21537

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Will this help?
June 30, 2009 10:14:07 PM

I still had a few times the unhandled exception occurred.

I looked at the bios and discovered Hyperthread was off by default. I turned it on and rebooted.
I cannot confirm but i have not had the error since i turned Hyperthread on.

Check your bios on system boot to see if it is on. Post here if it helped.
September 2, 2009 3:30:45 PM

I GET THIS MESSAGE AND I ALSO HAVE A G5 MOUSE
September 12, 2009 7:15:33 PM

Thank you very much for the "unhandled eception caught" fix. i have a q6600 and a gts 250 with 2gb ram and a asus mobo, the dx reinstall seemed to fix it (i also did the sound mix thing too just in case). thanks again!
Anonymous
November 11, 2009 2:28:54 PM

my recording tab doesnt have stereo mixing even after i had it show disable devices
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