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HELP! dell studio xps 16 vista 32 ataport.SYS error

FOR a weeks I have been experiencing the same BSOD
Using Nirsoft Blue Screen View I was able to get this from the .dmp

Dump File : Mini092911-01.dmp
Crash Time : 9/29/2011 6:40:36 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x1000008e
Parameter 1 : 0xc0000005
Parameter 2 : 0x8079aa65
Parameter 3 : 0xbef7478c
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : ataport.SYS
Caused By Address : ataport.SYS+4a65
File Description : ATAPI Driver Extension
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.0.6002.18005 (lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ataport.SYS+4a65
Stack Address 1 : ntoskrnl.exe+44976
Stack Address 2 : MpFilter.sys+bf1
Stack Address 3 : MpFilter.sys+dd73
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini092911-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 6002
Dump File Size : 147,848

how can i resolve this error...also i noticed that there is no sound when ever i try to play any audio or video file..had gone to the "sound" from the control panel an dwhen i tried to play the test tones it says "failed to play test tones"
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More about help dell studio vista ataport error
  1. ataport.sys had an update july 2010. You may already have it. But I would search that file for vista & your SP, and also go to MS Site for updates.
  2. Have you checked your ram with memtest?
  3. Best answer
    thanks for the reply ...the problem was with the software SOLUTO that i had was a driver error..i had to reinstall the whole

    for the folks having the same issue plz refer
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