random restart audio crash xp

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
July 28, 2010 at 11:43:06
Specs: Windows XP, 504 MB of RAM
I was playing simcity and my computer randomly restarted and then i got an error message "windows has just recovered from a error.realtek audio is not working properly.please tell microsoft about this problem." audio is working fine, but Im worried something is very wrong. please help!

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#1
July 28, 2010 at 15:51:43
- Check the HDD with Mfg's HDD test utility. Run FULL HDD diags test with the HDD manufactures diagnostics tool via a bootable floppy or CD: Western Digital - DataLifeGuard, Maxtor/Seagate - SeaTools (Seagate bought Maxtor), Fujistsu - FJDT, Hitachi – HDFT (Hitachi Drive Fitness tester), Samsung HUTIL, Toshiba (doesn’t have a HDD utility - SeaTools or HDFT may work though).

XP Home w/ SP2? SP2 is out of support, update to SP3.

- Make sure you have current, up to date Antivirus.

- 504 Mb of RAM? That may be underpowered for a SIM game.

- Check for newer Realtek Audio Driver as well as SIM game patches & updates.

Just another stupid saying...


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#2
July 29, 2010 at 14:45:18
well the computer got struck by lightning a few years ago. and how do you do that test you were talking about?

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#3
July 29, 2010 at 18:12:50
Lightning? Wow, thats a tough computer....

Depending on what type of hard drive you have, download the appropriate tool from your hard drive manufacturers website, follow their directions to make a bootable floppy disk or CD disc, then boot to that disc in order to run the particular hard drive diagnostics utility.

Just another stupid saying...


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#4
July 31, 2010 at 12:39:13
Ok. I will try that.

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