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Windows 7: Random startup freezes and reboot

27 Sep 2012   #1
Noirequiem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Random startup freezes and reboot

Hi all, I've recently just got a BSOD after several freezes and reboots(mostly on startup) and hoped that someone could figure out the problem. I've done what someone suggested and cleared out some software but it seems that the problem still persists. I just requested a new motherboard from the manufacturer but I'd appreciate some expert opinion on this matter.


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27 Sep 2012   #2
Arc

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Hello Noirequiem.

It is caused by Atheros network adapter driver.

Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800582c173, fffff88003546618, fffff88003545e70}

Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+27173 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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And, it is very old, too.
Code:
4: kd> lmvm athrx
start             end                 module name
fffff880`05805000 fffff880`05982000   athrx    T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athrx.sys
    Image path: athrx.sys
    Image name: athrx.sys
    Timestamp:        Sat Oct 24 07:19:44 2009 (4AE25D38)
    CheckSum:         0017F4D3
    ImageSize:        0017D000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
I'd suggest you to update the driver, from ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)

Let us know the situation after applying the change.
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27 Sep 2012   #3
Noirequiem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay I think I got the information, going to try now.
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27 Sep 2012   #4
Arc

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In this case, the tutorial Driver Install - Device Manager may help you to do it properly.
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29 Sep 2012   #5
Noirequiem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi, I decided to uninstall that driver instead and failing that, updated it. However, I got two more bluescreens and some random freezes again recently. Please advice thanks.
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29 Sep 2012   #6
Arc

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This time it is caused by Atheros network adapter driver.
Code:
 kd> lmvm athrx
start             end                 module name
fffff880`0471a000 fffff880`04888000   athrx    T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athrx.sys
    Image path: athrx.sys
    Image name: athrx.sys
    Timestamp:        Sat Jun 06 03:40:06 2009 (4A2997BE)
    CheckSum:         0016EDA1
    ImageSize:        0016E000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????).
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30 Sep 2012   #7
Noirequiem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay, I'll probably sound like a noob here but how exactly do I find the correct type of driver from that website because I cant seem to locate any linking infomation. I updated my network driver from dell's official site and it's really quite ridiculous that one wireless network driver is causing all these bluescreens as listed below. Crashed around 5 times today which is really frustrating...
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30 Sep 2012   #8
Noirequiem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm using a Linksys AE3000 dual-band wireless-n usb adapter with 3x3 antenna. The driver date for that in device manager shows it as 3/3/2012 which is probably updated. As my computer has no wireless card, I'm not sure how I keep getting that error.
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30 Sep 2012   #9
Arc

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|MG| Driver Fusion (Driver Sweeper) 1.2.0 Download

Uninstall that one that you dont use, but causing problems there.
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30 Sep 2012   #10
Noirequiem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay I tried that, yet now I still keep having random freezes and the sound just keeps making a continuous hanging tone.
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