next time you get one of these.... write the exact message down and post it..
EventType : BEX P1 : rundll32.exe P2 : 5.1.2600.2180
P3 : 41107dbc
P4 : setupapi.dll P5 : 5.1.2600.2180 P6 : 411096b0 P7
P8 : c0000409 P9 : 00000000
Bad computer memory is one of the three main reasons for random system crashing..hanging...BSOD.. the other two are heat (usually caused by fans or heatsinks being blocked with dust) or power issues...
--On the memory, I swapped out the original memory chips and replaced them with the current and twice the capacity chips. I also checked for and loaded all drive updates including the chipset.
lets make sure its not your memory going bad...get memtest + here....
the lowdown is here...
--Please see attached reports (2):
if you have a floppy drive
or you can get the 2nd one down and burn the ISO file to a cd and then boot it from the cd drive...let memtest run for at least 2 hours...if it starts showing any errors during that time then you will have to replace the RAM...no errors after 2 hours just press Esc to end the tests and we will try some other tests
go here and get everest home...install and launch it...click the + by computer...click on sensor...get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...
NOTE...if you have any problems running memtest... Windows Memory Diagnostic may run the tests....you can get it here..
--Making ISO discs is oddly very difficult ( or I get hit with the dumb stick every time I try). Can you suggest some ISO freeware that is intuitive.
Further: I took some extreme measures. You see a WD hard drive on the system. I loaded XP on it and took the Samsung harddrive offline. System still did not find the Audio Device. (Rats!)
When I run WINAMP I get
Bad Sound Driver Null Sound v2.47 6© error
I Googled that error code and was more confused than ever. It seems that error can be linked to many things.
Lastely (and I appreciate your patience), I put a bid in on an Audigy 2 nx unit on eBay.