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Windows 7: Constant random BSODs - ASUS N53SV - Win 7 - Going NUTS - Please HELP!

27 Apr 2012   #11
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

If it is the ahteros wireless, there are sadly a million drivers for the various stuff they have put out and there is no official spot to run too and find them all.


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27 Apr 2012   #12
st0kEd

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
If it is the ahteros wireless, there are sadly a million drivers for the various stuff they have put out and there is no official spot to run too and find them all.
Yeah, an IT friend and I spent time yesterday going through and updating drivers and Atheros was the only one we couldn't get direct from the manufacturer (meaning Atheros not ASUS).
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27 Apr 2012   #13
Maguscreed

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You could message Asus directly it is possible they used the same wireless device on another more recent motherboard and thus have a more recent driver for it listed under that model instead of yours. Not incredibly likely but it does happen.
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27 Apr 2012   #14
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The best site to find Atheros drivers is ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????) but the drivers there do not usually come with an install application and have to be installed manually. Also, Atheros drivers are usually difficult to update. The Atheros drivers for some reason cause problems in Windows. When you install them to overwrite the current drivers via the install package that vendors provide, they don't stick. I do not know why. Also, if a user tries to update them through device manager, for some reason, Windows informs the user that the system already has the most up to date drivers. Again, I do not know why. There is a special procedure that must be followed for these devices to update them properly.

After downloading the latest Atheros drivers from ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????), here are the steps to install it so it sticks and actually updates the drivers for the device.
  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 the Atheros network device
  7. Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
  8. Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device and hit OK
  9. Do not restart your computer
  10. Install the downloaded driver for the Atheros network device.

Alternatively:
  1. Login as an adminstrative user.
  2. Click Start Menu
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Click Hardware and Sound
  5. Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
  6. Expand Network adapters
  7. Right click the Atheros network device
  8. Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
  9. Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device and hit OK
  10. Do not restart your computer
  11. Install the downloaded driver for the Atheros network device.

To install the drivers, I recommend the steps in Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7 OPTION TWO after scanning for hardware changes (the magnifying glass over the computer icon in device manager).
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27 Apr 2012   #15
st0kEd

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Is that a legit site (www.atheros.cz)? I came across it yesterday but was a little worried about downloading from a Czech site. No offense to Czech!
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27 Apr 2012   #16
st0kEd

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

And thanks for the replies guys, I've started my own thread (http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-win7-x64.html) if you care to stop by and have a look at the details.
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27 Apr 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by st0kEd View Post
Is that a legit site (www.atheros.cz)? I came across it yesterday but was a little worried about downloading from a Czech site. No offense to Czech!
It is a semi-legit site. Be careful which links you click on; some link to controversial areas. Once you get the links down for getting the drivers, it is safe. What you want to do is click on one of the four boxes to begin with: Atheros Wireless Drivers, Atheros Network Drivers, Atheros Bluetooth Drivers, or Atheros PDF Datasheets. Then scroll down to the device you are looking for in the table that appears (assuming you click on one of the three boxes for drivers). Click the blue check mark that corresponds to your operating system. Click on the Click For Download box. Wait for a bit; it usually takes between 5 seconds to a minute for the download to start.

If you follow those steps, you should be able to download the drivers safely.
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