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Crash Problems with Pro Tools on Windows XP

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by Digger, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Digger

    Digger Guest

    My main DAW is Cubase SX3 which is running on a Dual - Dual Core 285 Opteron system, Windows XP Pro, SP2. The system also includes two Lynx AES16 Cards.

    I wanted to have the option of a Beat Detective type function for use on tightening up the odd track. I was choosing between PT-LE W Music Prod'n toolkit and Sonar 6. I was hoping that Cubase was going to insert this functionality with the release of Cubase 4 but they didn't

    I ended up choosing PT because; (1) it was the DAW that I first started with (2) i still had old PT files that I wanted to access (3) PT is the most common DAW and I thought it would help with any people who brought me PT files to work on.

    I chose M-Powered because it was the cheapest way into PT. I chose the M-Audio Transit USB interface ($69). After installing both the interface and PT I started to get some major crashes and mulitple Blue Screens of Death. Error messages included;




    Anyways I removed a few programs , the drivers for the transit and PT and a couple of other things. After trying variations of software installations I determined that PT 7.1.1 was crashing my system. Everything that I removed in testing is now reinstalled with exception to PT and I am running very smooth. When I install PT - boom - BLue Screen of Death.

    Anwyays, any suggestions/probing questions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
  2. DIGIT

    DIGIT Guest

    There have been some counterift CPUs (don't remember which ones) that have been known to cause the BAD POOL HEADER crash. Also, some wireless stuff OR, most likely in your case, CORRUPT program installations.

    Take a look here, it should be helpful to you:

  3. mark_van_j

    mark_van_j Active Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Issues may involve the following:


    1) Hard Drives are connected to on board RAID chip on the motherboard. They should be connected to the primary IDE channel. You allso may need to uninstall the RAID drivers.

    In one case this was solved by disabling the RAID controller and the onboard soundcard through the BIOS.

    2) IRQL is ususally associated with a memory problem ...


    1) This indicates that the memory management Page File Number list is corrupted. Can be caused by corrupt physical RAM, or by drivers passing bad memory descriptor lists.

    Go HERE http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic35103.html and follow the instructions for testing your page file/hdd.

    Also, try running your system with just one stick of ram. Try putting the ram in a different dimm slot.



    I did the research, now you decide what to do... 8)

    I have a hunch it might have something to do with the m-audio drivers... There are also 2 references that it might be your RAM... Weird stuff going on here...
  4. Digger

    Digger Guest

    Wow guys, thanks for the outstanding information and feedback, much appreciated.
  5. mark_van_j

    mark_van_j Active Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Maribor, Slovenia
    I can't really take much credit for it. I couldn't have done it without my bestest pal google. :D

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