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Hi everyone

I'm Sam, 72 retired manager; only became interested in computers at 65...recently completed third self build and having trouble with BSOD 0X00000012 and when I searched for an answer was led to this site. Not solved yet, but learning.

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Welcome!

With relation to your BSOD, what OS are you running (windows 2000, xp, vista) and which service pack?

Generally that error means a bad 3rd party driver. Try booting in safe mode and seeing if it occurs. If not then you know it must be a driver problem (in safe mode only core Microsoft drivers are loaded)

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Thank you
I have windows XP SP2
I will try safe mode as you suggest

My sound card is Sound Blaster Audigy SE; similar to the one in the previous 'stop' problem

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Try safe mode. If the error doesnt occur in safe mode then boot into normal mode (but remove all non-essential cards and peripherals) and see if it happens. If it still is fine then add the peripherals one at a time until you find the one causing the problem.

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Many thanks

I will try your suggestions and respond with the result in due course

Again, thank you.

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Many thanks jbennet

By your process of elimination the "problem" was the Creative Audigy SE card.

I uninstalled, removed the card and used the onboard audio and have had no crashes since.

I understood onboard audio was not good and a sound card was needed but sounds seem OK to my ear and I can adjust tone etc. (Board is Asus M2N SLI De Luxe)

The resolution of problems and the satisfaction/learning I find very therapeutic.

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Yeah, the problem is most likely that the driver for the Audigy didnt like your windows installation rather than that the card is bad.

To most people onboard = good sound card

Unless you play games, or do recording for a band, or have a large speaker system, you are just fine with onboard sound.

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