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Windows 7: BSOD Driver or Hardware?

18 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 64bit Ultimate
BSOD Driver or Hardware?

I have been getting erratic Blue screens for over a month now. I had re-installed 64 bit Windows 7 Ult and they stopped for awhile but have recently begun again.

I have run memtest to 800% with zero errors, run prime 95 for hours with no errors, Furmark in extreme burn in mode for hrs, and run HD tune to determine the integrity of my HD. All to no avail. This makes me feel it is a driver issue, which can be very difficult to track down. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.


Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
Phenom ii x4 955 C3
Ati HD 4870 1 gb
4 gigs ddr3 1600 Ram
Gigabyte 880g Ud3h Mobo
Samsung F3 1tb HD
Asus 24x DVD CD burner
Antec earthwatts 650w PS
21.5" LG 2ms 1080P monitor

Below are the links to The DMP file. Only 1 as i did a system restore without saving the rest. Also have performance monitor data and Windows 7 BSOD Jcgriff file.

Let me know If you need any more Info.

Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Looks like your Atheros wireless adapter drivers are the cause. I am having trouble locating drivers for it, but perhaps Windows Update can be of help.

Try to find updated drivers for it, or disable the device in Device Manager.

Update your Realtek network drivers too:

...Summary of the Dumps:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Mon Aug 16 01:53:48.478 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:52:29.086
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrxu6.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrxu6.sys
Probably caused by : nwifi.sys ( nwifi!Pt6RepackRecvNBL+103 )
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18 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7 64bit Ultimate

Thank you very Much! I will do as instructed and post back with results.

You have an awesome day!
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18 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks, I'll try my best.

Good luck, and we'll look forward to seeing the results.
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18 Aug 2010   #5

Win 7 64bit Ultimate

I cannot find a good download for the Atheros driver. I found one site and attempted to use the .exe which they supplied, but this did not work. After finishing install/update my computer would no longer recognize the device...Weird, all that was required was for me to replug in the usb card. Unfortunately when windows autodetected, it ended up with the same driver version as before.

I have seen the driver download available (supposedly) through several second party programs.

As I am naturally distrustful of such programs/downloads I was wondering if there was a program you would recommend? "Driver whiz" or "driver fetch", are either reputable, or should I try something else?

I succesfully updated the realtec network adapter. Thanks for that link.

Any further assistance would be superb,Thanks again

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18 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

If you must use a third-party driver updater, I suggest Driver Easy. Many people report good results, although I have never tried it myself.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2010   #7

Win 7 64bit Ultimate

Ill look around further before I download that program. The advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks again!
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