From: Audacity Help <audacityhelp@au...> - 2004-11-30 13:43:30
GUY TOD wrote:
> Downloaded yr v. complete software 26 Nov 04 and am impressed except
> that my system crashes during the record process from old albums.
Given that the crash affected the whole system rather than just audacity, it is unlikely that it is a bug within audacity itself, and more likely it is a hardware driver of some sort, with sound card very much th emost likely. Given that you are using the generic (Microsoft) driver for the sound card, it may be worth looking on the Realtek website for a driver specifically for your model of sound card / chipset.
> MS have come back with their conclusion(s) that a device driver is
> causing the problem- 1) That a new device had been installed and it's
> driver might be the cause. I have not installed any new device. 2) S/W
> such as firewall/anti-virus also install drivers-I am running Norton /
> Symantec antivirus/ firewall.I have not been disabling it whilst
> recording and will try that in case there is a conflict!
This is unlikely to be the problem, but the syetem load needed to run firewalls and background virus scanners can cause other issues when recording, so diabling virus scanning is probably a good idea anyway. If you disable your firewall, make sure you are not still connected to the internet!
> The crashes have been immediately preceeded by the recording signature
> hanging up and the vertical cursor stopping followed by the screen going
> black(except when it went striped)-That case involved turning the power
> off and restarting.
This sounds very much like an issue with drivers, possible due to a conflict between sound card drivers and other drivers installed on your system. You should be able to track these down through the windows Device Manager.
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