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Windows 7: BSOD while surfing the internet/athrx.sys

11 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
BSOD while surfing the internet/athrx.sys

Just today, my laptop computer crashed on me. (BSOD). It came up with the error file: athrx.sys. I cannot figure out why my computer crashes. It always ends up crashing while using firefox, but not other web browsers. It will crash when I'm either downloading files, or listening to music via other websites.

I've had this same BSOD twice. I need help because this is going to drive me crazy.

Smartguy798


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11 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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11 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

athrx.sys
Driver for Atheros CB42/CB43/MB42/MB43 Wireless Network Adapter

Your Atheros' driver may be old. Check the laptop support for updates.
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11 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I did try and update my driver via my computer manufacture's website. there was no update available. I did try and reinstalling the driver before, but it still has not solved the issue.
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11 Oct 2010   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smartguy798 View Post
Just today, my laptop computer crashed on me. (BSOD). It came up with the error file: athrx.sys. I cannot figure out why my computer crashes. It always ends up crashing while using firefox, but not other web browsers. It will crash when I'm either downloading files, or listening to music via other websites.

I've had this same BSOD twice. I need help because this is going to drive me crazy.

Smartguy798
Have you googled what that file is??????


It is your Atheros wifi driver so it would fit that when you acces the internet it crashes.

We need the actual dmp file to tell you more

If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Start your own thread in the appropriate section of the forum and attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.
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