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Anonymous
June 3, 2005 6:23:37 AM

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Hello

I have a self-rebooting computer and I am trying to disable all I can
to trace the problem source.

I have disabled the sound card but when I do a pstat I can see several
sound system files still loaded (drmkaud, drmk..)

Any way to disable them?

Thank you,
nafiton

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Anonymous
June 3, 2005 9:55:48 PM

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Bonjour *nafiton@geocities.com* :

> Hello
>
> I have a self-rebooting computer and I am trying to disable all I can
> to trace the problem source.
>
> I have disabled the sound card but when I do a pstat I can see several
> sound system files still loaded (drmkaud, drmk..)
>
> Any way to disable them?
>
> Thank you,
> nafiton

You can used ServiWin of NirSoft to disable thoses drivers:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/serviwin.html

Take care with this program ...

Did you really need to troubleshoot your system at this level ?

Tell us what is the problem.
Somebody here may have a bright idea !! ;-)

:) 
--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 6:17:42 AM

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Bonjour Claude

I understand there is no way to do this with any XP tools. Is it so?

Well, the problem is this: we install our program in a clean XP and all
went good and clean. We put this computer to production and forget it.
After a few weeks, the user claims that the PC shutdowns and restarts
itself.

At minidump directory, we saw it was crashing twice or three times
each day. We bring the PC and turn it on. Without touching it, it
crashed three times in five days.

We uninstall several programs the user had installed, disable hardware
not necesary and disable several services (index server, automatic
updates...). Now it has crashed one time in three weeks. I was trying
to uninstall the sound system because the only modules listed by
dumpchk are the sound drivers and the usb driver. You can see the dump
below. I know the usb seems a better candidate (having opened several
modules. i don´t know if it is normal behaviour) but I want to disable
both modules.

Thanks for help,
nafiton

----- 32 bit Kernel Mini Dump Analysis

DUMP_HEADER32:
MajorVersion 0000000f
MinorVersion 00000a28
DirectoryTableBase 02a67000
PfnDataBase 8104a000
PsLoadedModuleList 8054c850
PsActiveProcessHead 8054e8b8
MachineImageType 0000014c
NumberProcessors 00000001
BugCheckCode 0000000a
BugCheckParameter1 00000207
BugCheckParameter2 000000ff
BugCheckParameter3 00000001
BugCheckParameter4 804d8b64
PaeEnabled 00000000
KdDebuggerDataBlock 8053e7e0
MiniDumpFields 00000dff

TRIAGE_DUMP32:
ServicePackBuild 00000100
SizeOfDump 00010000
ValidOffset 0000fffc
ContextOffset 00000320
ExceptionOffset 000007d0
MmOffset 00001068
UnloadedDriversOffset 000010a0
PrcbOffset 00001878
ProcessOffset 000024c8
ThreadOffset 00002720
CallStackOffset 00002978
SizeOfCallStack 00000540
DriverListOffset 00003148
DriverCount 0000006a
StringPoolOffset 000050c0
StringPoolSize 00000e88
BrokenDriverOffset 00000000
TriageOptions 00000041
TopOfStack f5881ac0
DebuggerDataOffset 00002eb8
DebuggerDataSize 00000290
DataBlocksOffset 00005f48
DataBlocksCount 00000003


Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 1) UP Free x86 compatible
Kernel base = 0x804d4000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8054c850
Debug session time: Fri Jun 03 15:21:21 2005
System Uptime: 14 days 8:09:14
start end module name
804d4000 806c7280 nt Checksum: 00200F03 Timestamp: Wed
Mar 02 02:33:24 2005 (422517E4)

Unloaded modules:
f9e31000 f9e37000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9df9000 f9dff000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9d71000 f9d77000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9ce1000 f9ce7000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9e19000 f9e1f000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9cd9000 f9cdf000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9ce9000 f9cef000 RTL8139.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5ea8000 f5eb7000 drmk.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
fa096000 fa097000 drmkaud.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5cab000 f5cd2000 kmixer.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5cd2000 f5cf3000 portcls.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5eb8000 f5ec5000 DMusic.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5ec8000 f5ed6000 swmidi.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5d93000 f5db6000 aec.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9fa3000 f9fa5000 splitter.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9bd1000 f9bdb000 imapi.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9d39000 f9d3e000 Cdaudio.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9844000 f9847000 Sfloppy.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)

Finished dump check
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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 1:50:42 PM

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HI *nafiton@geocities.com* :

> Bonjour Claude
>
> I understand there is no way to do this with any XP tools. Is it so?

To disable drivers easily ?
No.But the NirSoft's ServiWin can do that job...

>
> Well, the problem is this: we install our program in a clean XP and all
> went good and clean. We put this computer to production and forget it.
> After a few weeks, the user claims that the PC shutdowns and restarts
> itself.

I see...
The client is always right... ;-) We have to say that, not believe that ;-)

And this problem comes after few weeks... did they install or uninstall
somethings else ?

If the problem comes really from the sounds drivers you installed why those
problems comes so late ???

OK. So there's a fatal error detected by W xp and, by default , the PC
reboot to protect the Operation System...

If such crash happen you can set the error report (control panel | system )
to send this report to MS Online Crash Analysis:
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/

(All the instructions are on this web site)

Let the people of MS check this for you.
This is their job :-D

>
> At minidump directory, we saw it was crashing twice or three times
> each day. We bring the PC and turn it on. Without touching it, it
> crashed three times in five days.
>
> We uninstall several programs the user had installed, disable hardware
> not necesary and disable several services (index server, automatic
> updates...). Now it has crashed one time in three weeks. I was trying
> to uninstall the sound system because the only modules listed by
> dumpchk are the sound drivers and the usb driver. You can see the dump
> below. I know the usb seems a better candidate (having opened several
> modules. i don´t know if it is normal behaviour) but I want to disable
> both modules.

Well this way you can easily add new problems instead of solving it...

You assume that the problem comes from the sounds drivers...
Don't be so sure... may be a "conflict" with an other driver explain this.

>
> Thanks for help,
> nafiton

Check on OCA site and let us Know.

:) 
--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 12:05:49 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Dumpchk is a waste of time. It does not tell you the problem (unless the blue screen could which is rare). This is what you do with dump files.

Try all the following with existing dump files but you can also turn on the
Driver Verifier (type verifier in Start Run and follow the wizard). This is
strict checking of all drivers (so it makes computer slower). This may give
different error messages and pinpoint one driver that is not crashing but
causing another driver to crash. If you can't start after enabling verifier
choose Last Known Good Configuration at the Failed Boot menu (which will
start without verifier).

Get your XP CD and install Windows Support Tools.


Type in start run after installing and rebooting


pstat > "%userprofile%\desktop\driverl­ist.txt"


The last table in this file is a list of loaded drivers. Other things apart
from hardware uses drivers. Post the list of drivers (the last table only -
REPEAT THE LAST TABLE O N L Y ) or match the fault address to the driver.


If you have the XP SP2 Security Update CD (else see
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/­devtools/debugging/symbolpkg.m­spx
)


Install symbols from <CD Drive Letter>:\SUPPORT\SYMBOLS


Download
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/­devtools/debugging/installx86.­mspx


Load the crash dump file into windbg (File - Load Crash Dump and it's in
c:\windows\minidump) and READ WHAT IT SAYS (you may need to tell it where
the symbol files are), then
Type
!Analyze -v
into Windbg's command line.
(this will hopefully tell you the faulty component)

If a minidump doesn't help use a kernel dump, if that doesn't help create a
full dump.

You can look up specific details here
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...

If it indicates faulty memory might be the cause you can get a memory tester
here
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/wi­ndiag.asp


If it mentions a core windows system file, meaning it a MS fix is required,
upload a minidump to

http://oca.microsoft.com

Also try typing the main error code in Help while online (ie,
Stop 0x50
and also try in the 8 digit form
stop 0x00000050)
and if there are too many hits use a filename if available. Generally memory
addresses are different for each computer (as each computer has a different
mix of drivers) so parameters aren't that useful for searching.


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Bonjour Claude

I understand there is no way to do this with any XP tools. Is it so?

Well, the problem is this: we install our program in a clean XP and all
went good and clean. We put this computer to production and forget it.
After a few weeks, the user claims that the PC shutdowns and restarts
itself.

At minidump directory, we saw it was crashing twice or three times
each day. We bring the PC and turn it on. Without touching it, it
crashed three times in five days.

We uninstall several programs the user had installed, disable hardware
not necesary and disable several services (index server, automatic
updates...). Now it has crashed one time in three weeks. I was trying
to uninstall the sound system because the only modules listed by
dumpchk are the sound drivers and the usb driver. You can see the dump
below. I know the usb seems a better candidate (having opened several
modules. i don´t know if it is normal behaviour) but I want to disable
both modules.

Thanks for help,
nafiton

----- 32 bit Kernel Mini Dump Analysis

DUMP_HEADER32:
MajorVersion 0000000f
MinorVersion 00000a28
DirectoryTableBase 02a67000
PfnDataBase 8104a000
PsLoadedModuleList 8054c850
PsActiveProcessHead 8054e8b8
MachineImageType 0000014c
NumberProcessors 00000001
BugCheckCode 0000000a
BugCheckParameter1 00000207
BugCheckParameter2 000000ff
BugCheckParameter3 00000001
BugCheckParameter4 804d8b64
PaeEnabled 00000000
KdDebuggerDataBlock 8053e7e0
MiniDumpFields 00000dff

TRIAGE_DUMP32:
ServicePackBuild 00000100
SizeOfDump 00010000
ValidOffset 0000fffc
ContextOffset 00000320
ExceptionOffset 000007d0
MmOffset 00001068
UnloadedDriversOffset 000010a0
PrcbOffset 00001878
ProcessOffset 000024c8
ThreadOffset 00002720
CallStackOffset 00002978
SizeOfCallStack 00000540
DriverListOffset 00003148
DriverCount 0000006a
StringPoolOffset 000050c0
StringPoolSize 00000e88
BrokenDriverOffset 00000000
TriageOptions 00000041
TopOfStack f5881ac0
DebuggerDataOffset 00002eb8
DebuggerDataSize 00000290
DataBlocksOffset 00005f48
DataBlocksCount 00000003


Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 1) UP Free x86 compatible
Kernel base = 0x804d4000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8054c850
Debug session time: Fri Jun 03 15:21:21 2005
System Uptime: 14 days 8:09:14
start end module name
804d4000 806c7280 nt Checksum: 00200F03 Timestamp: Wed
Mar 02 02:33:24 2005 (422517E4)

Unloaded modules:
f9e31000 f9e37000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9df9000 f9dff000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9d71000 f9d77000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9ce1000 f9ce7000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9e19000 f9e1f000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9cd9000 f9cdf000 USBSTOR.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9ce9000 f9cef000 RTL8139.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5ea8000 f5eb7000 drmk.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
fa096000 fa097000 drmkaud.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5cab000 f5cd2000 kmixer.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5cd2000 f5cf3000 portcls.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5eb8000 f5ec5000 DMusic.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5ec8000 f5ed6000 swmidi.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f5d93000 f5db6000 aec.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9fa3000 f9fa5000 splitter.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9bd1000 f9bdb000 imapi.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9d39000 f9d3e000 Cdaudio.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
f9844000 f9847000 Sfloppy.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)

Finished dump check
!