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Windows 7: BSOD out of nowhere

15 Oct 2011   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I suspect it's the same driver, go ahead. Use the Device Manager installation method; that will bypass any artificial compatibility checks installers may have. Keep in mind, either it's a different driver, in which case Device Manager will fail to detect it as an update, or it's the same driver, in which case it should install. If, for some reason, you started having worse problems with the new driver, you could always roll back the driver using that feature.


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15 Oct 2011   #12
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

It only comes as an .inf with some other files I can't be bothered to name, lol. So obviously has to be done on Device Manager.

So should I try the Lenovo driver you gave me or the one I chose thats for a different device?
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15 Oct 2011   #13
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Use the Lenovo driver. I downloaded it myself to confirm it was all good, and I can guarantee it will install.
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15 Oct 2011   #14
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ok then. Let me do it. One sec.
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15 Oct 2011   #15
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ok here are my results.

The driver I found does not list my AR5009 in the .inf file. So, when I go to install that driver from the .inf, naturally, there is no option to select the AR5009.

The Lenovo driver you found actually lists the AR5009 in the .inf file. Yet, when I go to install the driver from Device Manager, guess what? I get the exact same devices listed as I found in the driver I found. That means that I can't select the AR5009 device to install the right driver... I'm stumped. This is not making any sense.

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15 Oct 2011   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm not quite sure I follow. Download the ZIP file I've attached, extract it to a handy location, and then open Device Manager. Right-click on the Atheros wireless card and hit "Update driver software". Select "Browse my computer", and point it to the extracted "x64" file.

If it doesn't go without a hitch, just attach a screenshot of what you're seeing.
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15 Oct 2011   #17
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ya lol thats what I did already. I extracted the setup file you gave me and then accessed the inf that you provided as a zip. Let me give u a screenshot:

Attachment 179318

As you can see, there is no AR5009 available, even though the AR5009 is listed in the .inf.
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15 Oct 2011   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just start trying things. Start with the 5008 because it's probably the most similar, but in truth, most, if not all of them, should work.

Remember, at worst, you have to roll back the driver to an earlier version.
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15 Oct 2011   #19
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ok then. Wait a second.
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15 Oct 2011   #20
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Well, it appears to work fine. How can I tell though that this driver won't give me a BSOD?
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