This strange error just appeared a few days ago, after an automatic Windows self-update, or some sort. Every time (and yes, when I say "every time", I mean "every time") I shut down my Windows, I get a warning about EAXmodule is not responding, and do I want to immediately close it, or return to Windows. Of course, I want to shut down my computer, so I choose "Close it now". Windows starts to shut down alrighty, but extremely slow...and the shut down progress halts at the very last screen (Windows shutting down), and the computer will not shut down at all. I have to force-shut down with the power button.
This was the first half of the problem. It gets even better! When I start my computer again, the boot progress immediately halts at the VERY start (when your BIOS type is written out, your CPU type, and the yellow ENERGY is displayed on the top right corner, so I assume you get the idea, when my computer halts). And not just freezes or such...it COMPLETELY halts. I mean, I can't enter the BIOS setup, and cannot activate any other keys which are offered (F9 or F12 or any other keys). If I want to use the computer, I need to push the reset button.
Surely this is not a critical error, but it's rather disturbing, and as far as I'm aware, it's not good for my computer. My notebook was stolen by some filthy gypsy lowlife, so this is the only computer I have now...which means, I cannot afford to lose it. Is there some kind of solution to eradicate this problem? I would be very grateful for any help I get. Not sure,but this EAX problem, the shutdown halt, and the booting-halt should have somethin' common, they've appeared together in the same time. But I'm confused...EAX is (probably) related to my sound card, and I don't see the reason why a sound card would cause the whole system to crash, especially at boot-up, where sound card isn't used at all. The sound card of mine is workin' fine anywayz. No spyware, virus, or other kind of malicious software was detected.
I just obtained a portable internet (web'n'walk stick). Could this be the cause of the problem?
My system configuration is the following:
AMD Athlon ×2 Dual Core processor 6000+
500 GB Samsung HDD
2 GB RAM memory
GeForce GTX 8800 Ultra video card
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card
Windows XP Service pack 3
Spybot Search & Destroy
Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 3