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By johnvarey_71 ·
my computer keeps coming up telling me that my system has just recovered from a serious error? the path that it keeps telling me its coming from is C:\WINDOWS\MINIDUMP, when i submit the error report its telling me it to do with c-media but cant determine wether this is the actual problem. is this because i have installed a programme that isnt working or something else? i would be greatful if someone could get back to me ASAP.

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by Oz_Media In reply to SERIOUS ERROR

Turn off your error reporting. start\control
panel\system\advanced tab\error reporting button in the bottom right.


This will remove the error mesage, now I would suggest you may have a bad hard disk or even a virus/trojan.

First things first: Run an AV scan (try AVG Free edition if you don't have an AntiVirus scanner)

Scan for ads and spyware:
AdAware free: (a handy utility regardless)

Next you can try simple solutions such as ScanDisk, disk cleanup and defragment from START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

lastly check yuor harddrive.

Online if you have a S.M.A.R.T. drive:

If you have another drive, there are actually many disk check utilities such as Drive Helth, Emsa disk check, and HD workbench just to name a few. You can find disk utilities by searching portals like ZDNET or CNET downloads, this link also has some utilities you can try.

Good luck, post back if you get stuck.


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by pazz9 In reply to SERIOUS ERROR

cmedia is the software tht controls onboard sound. these ound chips are built unto the motherboard nromally.
couple of things may cause a fault. the device enabled/disabled in bios? you hve a pci sound card installed but still have the cmedia drivers installed?

if not and you are using the onboard sound, go to the main manufacturers site of your board and get the latest drivers and do a fresh install. remember to uninstall the old ones first.

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