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HELP! vista 32 ataport.SYS error

FOR a weeks I have been experiencing the same BSOD
Using Nirsoft Blue Screen View I was able to get this from the .dmp

Dump File : Mini092911-01.dmp
Crash Time : 9/29/2011 6:40:36 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x1000008e
Parameter 1 : 0xc0000005
Parameter 2 : 0x8079aa65
Parameter 3 : 0xbef7478c
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : ataport.SYS
Caused By Address : ataport.SYS+4a65
File Description : ATAPI Driver Extension
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.0.6002.18005 (lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ataport.SYS+4a65
Stack Address 1 : ntoskrnl.exe+44976
Stack Address 2 : MpFilter.sys+bf1
Stack Address 3 : MpFilter.sys+dd73
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini092911-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 6002
Dump File Size : 147,848

how can i resolve this error...also i noticed that there is no sound when ever i try to play any audio or video file..had gone to the "sound" from the control panel an dwhen i tried to play the test tones it says "failed to play test tones"
i tried to run the System Health Report but every time i run the test my laptop crashes and the blue screen of death appears..
and i am using dell studio xps 16 windows vista x32


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You did a good job, I got the report that I needed
There was only one mini dump report (shows you had one BSOD).
It is impossible to get a definitive answer based on one report, but I did get clues, so lets start there.

Ataport.sys was mentioned as a potential cause as was Security Essentials. May I suggest
Run a full antivirus scan
Download, update and run a full scan with malwarebytes
Run an SFC Scan
If nothing else seems to work
Uninstall Security Essentials and replace with another Anti Virus
Before uninstallin Security Essentials, make a System Restore point, so you can go back if that is not the cause.
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sir i tried to run a full system scan with security essentials but found nothing
i couldnt run SFC scan as the error message that shows is an follows

FINDSTR: cannot open xps
FINDSTR: cannot open 16/desktop/sfcdetails.txt

i ran the malwarebyte full scan and found out some trojans
i tried every thing i could and now i cant log into my system ..i have to log in through safe mode..when i start up normally it boots up and when the desktop appears this error message appears
STOP: 0X0000008E (0xC0000005,0x8567B1A7,0x9D50691C,0X0000000)

now the ataport.sys does not appear
i tried every thing possible and now i cant log into my system ..i use safe mode to do the things said above..now even if i get a bsod i dont get the dump file :confused:
i get some STOP message without the ataport.sys error
am sending u an attachment for ur reference


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Works in safe mode, but not in regular mode. Based upon that and other information given, it still sounds like a driver. Do a boot log, it will tell us the problem driver
How To Enable Boot Logging For Fixing Startup Problems in Windows
It truly looks like a driver that is included with startup. You cant do the boot logging?
If not see if you can set up a clean boot, for testing.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

You may be able to set it up in safe mode.


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It shows that the first drive not to load is the webcam driver. Do you have the webcam DVD, reinstall and see if that helps.


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When did you install Soluto, about the same time as the probelm?

Did you do anything or make changes around the time of the problem?
i installed soluto a long time ago..way before this whole fuss happened... i didnt make any changes to it..i just un installed it now..and i cleaned the registry (cc cleaner) in the safe mode