Event ID 54 When You Stop Debugging a Program That Uses DirectX API

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When you stop debugging a program that uses the DirectX Application Programming Interface (API) in Developer Studio, the program may seem to stop responding (hang) for several minutes. During this time, you cannot end the program task in Task Manager, nor can you start a new instance of the program.

After several minutes, Event Viewer records multiple instances of the following message:
The description for Event ID ( 54 ) in Source ( wdmaud ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.


This behavior occurs because the Windows Driver Model (WDM) audio driver (Wdmaud.sys) does not provide an I/O Request Packet (IRP) cancellation routine.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 290312 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
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