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Windows 7: BSOD: Worker thread returned at bad irql

30 Sep 2012   #1
nikhilshet

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64-bit
 
 
BSOD: Worker thread returned at bad irql

Hi,

I am really thankful for this website, very useful and good resource.

From yesterday I have been facing the blue screen of death with error worker thread returned at bad Irql. I am using windows 7 home premium, 64-bit. It's very annoying, my laptop gets restarted like 4-6 times a day. I am uploading the dumps. Can you please take a look and provide a best solution.


Your help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Nikhil.


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30 Sep 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Welcome

Quote:
STOP 0x000000E1: WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL
Usual causes: Device driver
Software concern:
Code:
  1. Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Public:Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Public
  2. Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Online Backup Public:Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Online Backup Public
  3. Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Security Scan Plus Public:Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Security Scan Plus Public
Please uninstall McAfee. Its a known cause to BSODs.
McAfee Removal Tool

I and many members on our forum recommend Microsoft security essentials with
a great combination of Malware Bytes.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

In addition, Run this tool and delete anything it finds:
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller

Run the system file checker, reboot each time (if it finds integrity violations)
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Run disk check to check a selected hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it
Disk Check

Do these and report back. We'll do more troubleshooting if needed.
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09 Oct 2012   #3
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi,
Did you follow the steps? Are you still having BSoDs?
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30 Oct 2012   #4
anuragy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Dear Koolkat,
Thank you for your advice. I am having similar problems as well. Although I did not yet follow these steps, the steps you listed also help remove McAfee antivirus and also, I will complete all your steps in a week and let you know about the results.
Also, strangely the BSODs occur giving the same reason when I am about to download files using bittorrent or mu-torrent.
I haven't tried other torrent clients yet.

Please advise
anuragy
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30 Oct 2012   #5
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I'm 100% sure that uninstalling McAfee will solve the problems you're having while downloading torrents.
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30 Oct 2012   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit 9926 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Anurag, as per Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, you should start your new thread, other than posting your problem in others thread.
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