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Windows 7: BSOD DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - NETw5s64

22 Aug 2012   #1

Win 7
 
 
BSOD DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - NETw5s64

Hey guys,
This has been going on for a month or two now. It happens very randomly. Sometimes when playing a game, sometimes when in Photoshop, sometimes when in a word processing program. There's no rhyme or reason. I have done all I can to figure it out myself. From what I've read about NETw5s64 it could be my wifi adapter, but I updated all of those drivers and it continues, I also read something about my iPhone connectivity to my PC being the cause so I deleted all Apple software and no dice.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Dump info enclosed


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22 Aug 2012   #2
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Well, I think the problem is your NETw5s64.sys, wifi adapter, as I've seen it mentioned other places. In device manager, do you see an exclamation mark by your WiFi adapter?
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22 Aug 2012   #3

Win 7
 
 

No I do not. You mean the device shown in the image right?
Edit(not the printer lol)



When I updated the drivers for them in an attempt to fix the problem I simply right clicked>update driver>search the web and it automatically updated through Windows. I figured that would have fixed it.
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23 Aug 2012   #4

Win 7
 
 

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. The dump files are in the OP.
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23 Aug 2012   #5

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Why do you have COMODO & Avast installed?
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23 Aug 2012   #6

Win 7
 
 

Well....I thought they had separate functions. One was a firewall and one antivirus. Is that not the case? Should I delete one? Which one? Both? Is that what's causing the problem?
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23 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

If I was you i would uninstall both completely and install Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows at least while we go through the debugging stage. (windows has a pretty good firewall built in)

Thanks - Ant
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23 Aug 2012   #8

Win 7
 
 

Ok.....Avast and Comodo are gone and I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed.

Should I just wait for another BSOD? Was there something in the dump files that pointed to Comodo or Avast?
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24 Aug 2012   #9

Win 7
 
 

I've been running Avast and Comodo for a year and didn't have problems, but a month or so ago I went two weeks without a BSOD and I was thinking that maybe I had Avast and Comodo stopped at that time cause sometimes I'll do that when gaming to improve lag. I guess now that they're gone we'll just have to see.
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25 Aug 2012   #10

Win 7
 
 

No BSoD in 2 days and I was having them a couple a day. So fingers are crossed that it was Avast and Comodo. Thanks for the help. If I have another one I'll be back.....but if nothing in a few days I'll "mark as solved".
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