| From James Lambert <computer_geekcubed@...>
| Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:43:02 -0700 (PDT)
| I am getting an error upon startup of Audacity 1.2.4b and 1.3.0b(beta).
| I am running windows XP professional. This does not happen on
| another machine I have running XP professional.
| I use a debugger get more information and get the error message.
| Unhandled exception at 0x0040b42c in audacity.exe: 0xC0000005:
| Access violation reading location 0x00000004.
| I have attached an image of the assembly brought up after pushing
| the break button on the error box.
Open Sounds and Audio devices in the Control panel, click on Audio tab,
and make sure the playback and recording devices are explicitly set to
your onboard sound. If you have never run Audacity before, try running
it again now, otherwise I'd suggest resetting your Audacity Preferences.
Back up the Windows Registry or create a restore point in System Restore
then Click start > Run, type "regedit.exe" (without quotes) and navigate
in the Registry Editor to the following key
and delete it (so that there are no longer any Audacity Preferences visible).
Run Audacity (there is no need to reinstall it). If this does not help then
check your soundcard drivers are up to date with the latest ones from
the manufacturer of the soundcard or motherboard. Do not use
Microsoft drivers as they are only low quality generic drivers. To update
your soundcard drivers, expand the "Sound, Video and Game Controllers"
category by clicking on the +, right-click on the soundcard in Device
Manager and click "update driver". If you cannot get an appropriate
non-Microsoft driver, seek a driver from the manufacturer's website.
You can also try running Audacity in Compatibility mode (this is mainly
an issue when running Windows XP with Service Pack 2). Right-click on
Audacity.exe > Properties > Compatibility tab > check box to enable
compatibility with Windows 2000.