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Windows 7: Random BSOD, errors IRQL_DRIVER_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and amd_sata.sys

18 Mar 2012   #1
diegortiz77

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Random BSOD, errors IRQL_DRIVER_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and amd_sata.sys

Long story short I went to my local computer's repair center to get maintenance on my hp's laptop fan, they fixed it but screwed the motherboard, after two months of ordering parts and not resolving the issue they decided to give me this Sony Vaio VPCEE33EL.

Everything was fine but then I started getting this BSODs, sometimes with amd_sata.sys error and IRQL_DRIVER_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, I updated drivers with Uniblue software and searching for them google style, the ones that seems to be having more issues is my wireless network adapter, "Atheros 9285" which disconnects after working for some time, (could be after 5 min of restarting or 15 hours later) not letting me connect to any networks (red cross) and I need to restart in order to reconnect wirelessly, I can tell it is the wireless adapter, because after connecting an ethernet cable it connects.

I searched other posts of similar BSOD and saw the memtest test, I ran two modules of memtest overnight (14 hours) (updgraded recently to 6gb from 2gb) and no errors were found. Don't know if it affects that I ran these tests on safe mode bc I was getting the BSOD randomly in normal Windows.

Any help would be really appreciated.



My system specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: Sony Corporation VAIO
Memory: 6.00 GB
Hard Disk: 500 GB
SoundCard: Realtek Ati HDMI Audio
Graphics:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail SP1
Original OSwas also Windows 7
The age of the system could be around 4, 5 years.
I reinstalled the OS about 4 days ago.


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18 Mar 2012   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

I note you have Avast.
Avast can be a contributing cause of BSOD'S .
Please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST


http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear5.exe

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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18 Mar 2012   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

These were Related to amd_sata.sys AHCI 1.2 Device Driver from Advanced Micro Devices. Yours is dated 2010 and I suspect there is newer if you go directly to the web site instead of usiing the "driver sweeper" type apps.
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19 Mar 2012   #4
diegortiz77

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thanks for the help, I switched antivirus and no BSOD so far, but just a few hours since the switch.
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19 Mar 2012   #5
diegortiz77

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
These were Related to amd_sata.sys AHCI 1.2 Device Driver from Advanced Micro Devices. Yours is dated 2010 and I suspect there is newer if you go directly to the web site instead of usiing the "driver sweeper" type apps.
I canīt locate this AHCI 1.2 Driver in Device Manager, mine says itīs IDE "AMD SATA CONTROLLER" I forgot to say that I have the Disk Drive from my old HP computer installed on this one, could that be causing any problems?
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