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Windows 7: Driver IRQL_not_Equal_or_less BSOD

30 Oct 2011   #1
Suicidalsid

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Driver IRQL_not_Equal_or_less BSOD

Hey guys
I very recently bought a laptop from a firm called novatech. Everything was fine untill i tryed to synch my HTC desire phone with my laptop when i had no internet signal. Since then it has bluescreened baisically everyday since. I sent it back to Novatech and they told me it was a busted hard drive and replaced it. When it finally returned it crashed with exactly the same problem! I have reinstalled windows and still no luck!

PS-im not that great with computers so will need help uploading my dump files as it says i cant upload em :S


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31 Oct 2011   #2
Suicidalsid

Window 7 home premium
 
 

31 dmp files :S
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31 Oct 2011   #3
Suicidalsid

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Ok so i just used bluescreenview and these things are on all the dump files:
athrx.sys athrx.sys+c9d7b fffff880`05a27000 fffff880`05bad000 0x00186000 0x4cec584e 24/11/2010 00:11:58
ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+26ee0 fffff800`02a06000 fffff800`02fef000 0x005e9000 0x4e02aaa3 23/06/2011 02:53:23 Microsoft® Windows® Operating System NT Kernel & System 6.1.7601.17640 (win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506) Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
btw these are marked in red so it made me guess it was them :S
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31 Oct 2011   #4
Suicidalsid

Window 7 home premium
 
 

Just had a new bluescreen which said that the IO manager had found a verified driver that needed debugging or a new driver. It came up with a different error code and didnt automatically restart so gave me time to copy it. It said - HIDCLASS.sys - Address FFFFF88005965710 base at FFFFF88005963000, Datestamp 4CE7a665. This has thrown a spanner in the works because i thought it was a problem with my wireless network card! if anyone knows where i can download FREE - non-dodgy drivers for my Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter it would really help!
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31 Oct 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Suicidalsid View Post
Just had a new bluescreen which said that the IO manager had found a verified driver that needed debugging or a new driver. It came up with a different error code and didnt automatically restart so gave me time to copy it. It said - HIDCLASS.sys - Address FFFFF88005965710 base at FFFFF88005963000, Datestamp 4CE7a665. This has thrown a spanner in the works because i thought it was a problem with my wireless network card! if anyone knows where i can download FREE - non-dodgy drivers for my Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter it would really help!
First we need you to upload the dmp files for they will tell us what led up to the crash.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to 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.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.


To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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31 Oct 2011   #6
Suicidalsid

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Think i have put up the dump files
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31 Oct 2011   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Suicidalsid View Post
Think i have put up the dump files
This crash was Related to athrx.sys Extensible Wireless LAN device driver from Atheros Communications, Inc.

I would re-install newest driver.
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