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Re: Sound Functions Crash Kernel

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  • Subject: [mg105037] Re: Sound Functions Crash Kernel
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 07:01:17 -0500 (EST)
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Larry V wrote:
> Hello:
> I just installed Mathematica home edition V7.0.1 on my Vista Ultimate
> SP2 machine running on an I7 that uses Realtek Audio.
> When I did the install the installer reported quite a few files that
> it claimed to be corrupt that I allowed it to ignore.    This is in
> itself is a bit disconcerting.
> Most of them were .nb files and I figure that wouldn't hurt anything.
> Two were .dlls that appear to be part of the Intel MKL package.  mkl-
> lapack.dll and mkl-vml-p4.dll.
> System works fine but every time I try to view audio with any use of
> Play[] even with the supplied demos or by trying to Import a .wav file
> the kernel crashes with a beep
> "The kernel Local has quit (exited) during the course of an
> evaluation."
> Input seems to be anything for instance ( Play[Sin [2 Pi 440 t], {t,
> 1, 5}] )
> Is there any way to troublshoot this kind of thing?
> Thanks
If the installer is reporting corrupt files, I would contact Wolfram 
Research for a replacement disk. I would then de-install Mathematica, 
and use the new disk. Of course, the problem might lie with your CD drive.

David Bailey

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