Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: BSOD related to Athrx.sys Atheros Wireless LAN driver

29 Dec 2011   #1
prolicks

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
BSOD related to Athrx.sys Atheros Wireless LAN driver

Hi, after posting in a previous thread about why my laptop continues to BSOD, it was determined that the athrx.sys file appears to be the root of the problem. Could anyone direct me to a working, up to date version of this file so I can try and replace it? I have looked and am unsure of what it is needed or how to update it.

Thank you


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Dec 2011   #2
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prolicks View Post
Hi, after posting in a previous thread about why my laptop continues to BSOD, it was determined that the athrx.sys file appears to be the root of the problem. Could anyone direct me to a working, up to date version of this file so I can try and replace it? I have looked and am unsure of what it is needed or how to update it.

Thank you
What is your current date for the driver? To find the current date:
1. Click Start Menu
2. Right Click My Computer/Computer
3. Click Manage
4. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
5. Expand Network adapters
6. Right click on the Atheros adapter and click Properties
7. Go to the Driver tab and check the date
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #3
prolicks

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

09/06/2009
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Dec 2011   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

What is the name of the device? AR something? I'll need the numbers to help you find the correct driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #5
prolicks

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Atheros AR5007 802.11 b/g WiFi Adapter
Version 2.0.0.75

This is the link to my previous post with dump data etc.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...frequency.html
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #6
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Follow these steps:
1. Go to Drivers for Atheros AR5007 and Windows 7
2. Scroll down the page
3. Click the "Click to Download" link.
4. Save it where you can find it.
5. Unzip the zip folder
6. Run through the steps in my previous post 1-6
7. Click the driver tab, and click update driver.
8. Click Browse My Computer for driver software
9. Click the browse button and go to the location where you saved the atheros driver folder.
10. Select the folder and click next.

Post back if you need further help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #7
prolicks

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you, have followed your recommended instructions. I'll post back here if the BSOD returns.
Many thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #8
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prolicks View Post
Thank you, have followed your recommended instructions. I'll post back here if the BSOD returns.
Many thanks.
Did you verify that the date of the driver changed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #9
prolicks

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Actually no, I clicked find the software myself, selected the unzipped folder and it said Windows has determined the driver is up to date. I then clicked search through a list of drivers on the computer, 2 of which came up, both of the same device name but one with (Atheros) and one with (Microsoft). I have tried updating to both options, and after neither did the date of the driver change.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #10
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Do you have a vendor for your computer? Sony, Dell, Toshiba, etc.?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 BSOD related to Athrx.sys Atheros Wireless LAN driver




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
athrx.sys Atheros wlan card causes BSOD
For a few days now, I've been getting lots of BSOD's. These are caused by athrx.sys, which is the driver for my Atheros WLAN card. (error=DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) I run Windows 7 on an ASUS X59GL. I've tried to use other drivers(newer, older, from Asus, from Microsoft Update...) but I keep...
BSOD Help and Support
installing atheros wireless lan driver
hello i need your help! i deleted by accident atheros i checked this forum and found where i can download a new one Download Windows 8 Drivers - Toshiba i installed it but it doesn't work, i have a toschiba windows 8 serial number: 2e102462c thanks
Drivers
3G Qualcomm Atheros WIRELESS driver for Gateway
Hi, my wife just bought a Gateway netbook with 3G wifi networks. When I plug the RJ45, I have internet wifi. However, I CANNOT connect wirelessly. I need the Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter driver. I appreciate your assistance.
Drivers
Atheros ar5b97 wireless driver problem (Code 52)
So I've just reinstalled Windows 7 ultimate (64-bit) and I've tried to get all my drivers working and all however, the only driver that is still not working is the Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Driver. I have tried to install it many times however I get a message saying "Windows cannot verify the digital...
Drivers
BSOD error 0x1000007e - wireless driver related
Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite A505 S6033, windows 7, 64 bit. First of all my wireless connections began playing up. Sometimes working and sometimes not. Then i started getting the BSOD error: 062313-23150-01.dmp 22/06/2013 08:06:30 p.m. SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED ...
BSOD Help and Support
atheros ar9485wb-eg wireless driver on SAMSUNG LAPTOP not working
Hey guys, After reading a few other posts about similar topics, I thought that I'd try to create my own thread. I just bought a Samsung laptop, Windows 7 i3 core processor, 6GB ram, with an atheros ar9485wb-eg wireless network adapter. I have seen similar threads indicating the failure of...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App