XP Media Driver patch kills Unreal Tournament

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madman_nz

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Hi folks,

FYI, after 3 days of re-installing Windows XP Pro and UT, here's what I have found:

On www.windowsupdate.com, microsoft have an update to Windows XP called:

Microsoft Media Driver Version 5.1.2601.0.

I have isolated this particular patch as causing UT to crash on my system.

The MS patch appears to modify the file c:\windows\system32\wdmaud.drv, and it is interesting to note that
the UT log file turned to rubbish at galaxy.dll...which I believe may be an audio driver ?

I can reproduce this bug every time by installing this patch. UT then hangs my entire machine and I have to reboot.
Performing a Windows system restore to a checkpoint created just before the patch then fixes the problem again.

My hardware is as follows:

ASUS CUBX motherboard
256MB PC133 SDRAM
Celeron-II 566
ASUS GeForce-2 GTS 32MB DDR
Diamond MX300 sound card (Aureal Vortex chip)

OS is Windows XP Professional

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You should be able to remove the patch via add / remove programs, I don't even see the patch on windowsupdate, thru this system, which is using some onboard soundcard.
 
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SirLasher

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Interesting, I just installed this patch and played UT last night for over 2hrs... another words.. no problem..

wonder why its being a brat on your system.
 

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