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Windows 7: BSOD at start-up (athr.sys)

10 Aug 2012   #1
rollosb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
BSOD at start-up (athr.sys)

Hi there,

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit) and have started experiencing frequent BSODs, often during start-ups, but also after proper start-ups, at seemingly random times while the computer is being used. I've managed to catch the file name "athr.sys" in most of the BSODs, although I do not know which error has occurred.

The Seven Forums ZIP file is attached.

Thanks in advance,
Rasmus


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10 Aug 2012   #2
z3r010

 

Yep most of the crashes are blamed on athr.sys (Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN driver for CB42/CB43/MB42/MB43 Network Adapter - D-Link AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B) discontinued 2008)

Driver Reference Table - athr.sys

You will need to check the manufacturers site of your wifi adapter and see if you can find an updated driver.
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10 Aug 2012   #3
rollosb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thank you for being so fast! Is there any chance you could tell me where I should copy the contents of the driver ZIP file? And is there anything else worthy of note in the files I uploaded?
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10 Aug 2012   #4
z3r010

 

Is there a setup file in the zip?
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10 Aug 2012   #5
rollosb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No .exe's, just the .sys and some .cat's and .inf's.
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10 Aug 2012   #6
z3r010

 

Ok go to device manager (type device manger into your start search box if you cant find it) then locate the wireless network card -> right click -> update driver -> point it to your new unzipped driver folder.
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10 Aug 2012   #7
rollosb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Weird, it told me that the latest driver was already installed? (Thanks for the "directions".)
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10 Aug 2012   #8
z3r010

 

It maybe worth uninstalling the drivers rebooting and then installing them again.
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10 Aug 2012   #9
rollosb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

There. Is there anything else I can do?
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10 Aug 2012   #10
z3r010

 

If that doesn't cure it you could see if you can find a different (maybe older) version of the driver.
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