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Windows 7: Random BSOD- Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

19 Nov 2010   #1
lmp9002002

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Random BSOD- Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Ok so ive had my laptop for about a year and a half (it's a compaq cq60-215dx). came with Vista, used my free upgrade to 7 last october (2009). Its run flawlessly until yesterday- ive started getting this BSOD randomly. No single action seems to trigger it, no amount of time before it comes up, anything. a few times i booted and used the comp for about 2 hours before it came up, and a few times it came up within 10 seconds of startup. I have the minidump files, but they are on that comp (im on a different one because of said issue) and i'm not sure how to zip them.. thats how ive seen everyone else attaching them.
Anyway, i have the error codes from the bottom of the BSOD, i sent them to a techie friend and he said it was something with my video card driver- which i went ahead and reinstalled, to no avail.
Incase anyone here can do anything with them, the error codes from the bottom read:

STOP: 0x00000001 (0x00000030, 0x00000002, 0x00000000)
athr. sys- Address 8f46a8a5 base at 8f428000.

I have a screenshot of the BSOD taken with a camera if theres anything else you need from it to diagnose.. any help is appreciated!


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19 Nov 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

athr. sys is part of Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN
Update to the latest version Atheros Communications
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19 Nov 2010   #3
lmp9002002

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hmm i guess that makes sense.. which driver to i have to download? there are about 20 different links on that page and i can't seem to make heads or tails of which one would help me.
thanks for the help!
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19 Nov 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lmp9002002 View Post
Hmm i guess that makes sense.. which driver to i have to download? there are about 20 different links on that page and i can't seem to make heads or tails of which one would help me.
thanks for the help!
Use the network Drivers from the official HP website
Compaq Presario CQ60-100 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center
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19 Nov 2010   #5
lmp9002002

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

OK, i found the page.. since mine is a 215 dx i had to go to the 200 series page.. under network drivers, i see a Broadcom wireless lan driver, and software support for HP integrated module with bluetooth wireless technology. Nothing about Atheros.
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19 Nov 2010   #6
lmp9002002

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Still no luck solving this issue.. Its killing me not being able to use my laptop because of this stupid bug. I've been trying to search online for Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g drivers, and anything I download doesn't seem to help. I have a screenshot of the BSOD, but can't get the comp working long enough to upload the minidump. So hopefully somebody can make something out of the codes on the BSOD. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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20 Nov 2010   #7
lmp9002002

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

No other input? TTT
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