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Windows 7: 'Driver IRQL not less or equal' BSOD

04 Sep 2012   #21
Vir Gnarus

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That's for your Intel Wifi adapter. The driver itself isn't that old (Mar 12, 2012) but still good to make sure there's an update. It's also best to uninstall and reinstall it just in case.

Other than that, nothing can be really confirmed beyond what has already been mentioned. Your best bet right now is to turn on Driver Verifier and let it crash a few more times and let us take a gander at the crashdumps.


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21 Jan 2013   #22
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Could be related to previous BSOD

Greetings helpful people, it's me again. I do not want to rake up my old thread as it has been months since I last posted there.

The thread can be found here.

Continuing from the previous thread,
I have run DV several times and there were no BSOD's during the whole duration of DV enabled. I have Samsung Utilities preinstalled. From the findings of the previous thread the BSOD is largely related to my networking.


Here are my specs:
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Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Core i5 2467M @ 1.60GHz 70 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 530U3BI/530U4BI/530U4BH (CPU) 68 C

Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics Family

Hard Drives
466GB Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 (SATA) 37 C
14.9GB SanDisk SSD i100 16GB (SSD)

Optical Drives
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
I have attached the dump files.

(is it normal for my cpu to be running at those kind of temperatures?)
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22 Jan 2013   #23
Vir Gnarus

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Is that your temp at idle or low load? If so, that is dangerous. Matter of fact, it's cutting it close even at high load! It looks like your system is harboring some temp issues and it may suffer permanent damage due to consistent use under such stress. I'd address that ASAP, perhaps by cleaning the inside of the system.

As for the crashdumps, though, they show consistently dealing with your Intel wifi drivers, which are dated Sept 30, so try to find an update for them as well as your mobo chipset drivers, your audio drivers, your LAN drivers, Intel graphics drivers and especially your BIOS, since all of those share resources and can conflict with one another if one of them bugs out. Otherwise, this is just a system that happened to have died off early, so get that warranty ready.
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22 Jan 2013   #24
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Well, I reach those temperatures when it's at low load. I think this is bad. What can I do?

As for the drivers, yes I've checked and updated them several times and I even uninstalled and installed it back again just to be sure. Still happens. These blue screens happens so randomly. Some of the time it's when I'm watching videos or playing flash based games. Other times, when I'm doing heavy web surfing.

If there's no other way, I guess I have to resort to using the warranty.
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22 Jan 2013   #25
Vir Gnarus

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I think that's going to be the case. Evidently that was your problem in the past, and most likely it's manifesting from hardware bugs. The only other exception I can see is a compatibility issue with your router. I've seen this happen with other individuals, but it seldom occurs, yet it is not impossible. If you can somehow test with running on a network on another router and can confirm that it happens regardless what network you're on, that can help differentiate whether this is from the router itself or the wifi adapter.
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14 Mar 2013   #26
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Hey I know this is an old post, but I need a little bit more help from you.

I sent the laptop in for repair for my BSOD and the only thing they did was to replace my Hard Disk. Well obviously after a few hours of using the laptop again, BSOD occurs and it's the same thing again.

So I updated the drivers and it's happening less frequently now.

I also managed to try the laptop on a different router and no BSOD occurs at all. I am sure it has something to do with the router because it provides extremely lousy signal and randomly disconnects.

So when I get the chance to send the laptop for repair again, what exactly do I tell them because apparently they barely know anything related to this. You guys here are much more knowledgeable than them.
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14 Mar 2013   #27
Vir Gnarus

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So the BSODs just stop period with another router? In that case, there's some issue with your network controller that's conflicting with the router. I've seen this happen with UPnP hosting enabled on routers, amongst other things. If the other router was bugging out or causing conflict with the network controller, the cheapest solution here would be to replace the router, not the network controller (unless you wanna use a wifi dongle).

While the issue isn't ever really the router but the network controller on your laptop, that part then is just bad, but dealing with it isn't as easy as merely replacing it with a wifi dongle/card or replacing/reconfiguring the router. While it may be conducive of just a bad motherboard, there's the possibility that model of network controller just has an internal bug, and all copies of it are going to bug out with those specific conditions.

So anyways, long story short, keep using the replacement router, and/or switch to a wifi dongle instead of onboard wifi for your laptop.
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14 Mar 2013   #28
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Thank you very much.

I also found another possibility. On the problematic router which has been causing me the BSOD'S, I tried connecting to it using a LAN Cable instead and so far....no problems.

I have also been running DV for almost 8 hours already and the weird thing is no crashes are occurring. Should I still continue running it for 24 hours?
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14 Mar 2013   #29
Vir Gnarus

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Yeah, go ahead. I would not doubt that would resolve the problem. Why? Because the network controller for the NIC (LAN ports) and the network controller for the wifi are two totally different components! So yes, we can definitely see the problem is isolated to just the wifi controller on your mobo, as was suspected previously. The problem figuring out now, is what exactly is causing it to bug out, and is it a problem for all copies of that make and model or is it just a fluke for that one solitary motherboard?

As I've requested before for a situation like this, if you can consistently reproduce the BSOD with some specific activity (like downloading something or playing an online game) then I would ask for an xperf and wireshark log on it. However that's only if we really want to get our hands dirty and start figuring out the specifics of this case. We've now possibly found a way to work around the symptoms. If this works for you, then go for it, and we can consider the case closed. However, if you really don't want to bother with a work around, and want to try and get to the bottom of all this, we can pursue further answers. It's up to you, skipper.
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14 Mar 2013   #30
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Sad thing is, all the crashes occur randomly so I really can't control it. The only thing that has been consistent since the first crash until now is that it has been these two only:
Netwsw00.sys
NETwNv64.sys

Which is the Intel Wireless WiFi Link Adapter.

I also have the privilege of replacing the Network Card for free which is provided by the manufacturer. Should I try that? (Would that even help?)
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