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Windows 7: Network Driver Causing BSOD, desperately need help.

22 Apr 2014   #1
Davidoth

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Network Driver Causing BSOD, desperately need help.

I'm about ready to rip my hair out.

You see I have an ASUS N53JQ Laptop that has Windows 7 32-bit installed on it.
For some random reason I started getting BSOD with ATHR.SYS being the cause.

BSOD: athr.sys/DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - HP Support Forum - 109035 I had tried this link only to realize that without a "setup" file there is no way in hell windows is going to let me get this driver installed no matter how directly I point at the file I want installed. It just keeps saying that Atheros AR9285 is up to date.

I am about to flip a damn table, this is driving me insane. Someone please help me out!

Edit: I've uploaded my information. Someone please check it out...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Apr 2014   #2
Davidoth

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Bump, someone please check out the file I've uploaded.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2014   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Code:
1: kd> lmvm athr
start    end        module name
91a31000 91b41000   athr     T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athr.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athr.sys
    Image name: athr.sys
    Timestamp:        Wed Jun 10 03:34:52 2009 (4A2EA444)
    CheckSum:         0011A043
    ImageSize:        00110000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
The existing network driver is quite outdated.

If you attempt a Windows Update, is an updated driver offerred underr the Optional updates?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Apr 2014   #4
Davidoth

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Code:
1: kd> lmvm athr
start    end        module name
91a31000 91b41000   athr     T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athr.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athr.sys
    Image name: athr.sys
    Timestamp:        Wed Jun 10 03:34:52 2009 (4A2EA444)
    CheckSum:         0011A043
    ImageSize:        00110000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
The existing network driver is quite outdated.

If you attempt a Windows Update, is an updated driver offerred underr the Optional updates?
Nope, it keeps using the outdated one...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2014   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Locate your driver from this list:
ATHEROS Wireless drivers for Windows

You will need to install it from Device Manager.
Attachment 314866
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2014   #6
Davidoth

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Locate your driver from this list:
ATHEROS Wireless drivers for Windows

You will need to install it from Device Manager.
Attachment 314866
That's the thing. Windows keeps telling me I already have the best driver available and won't take the new ones I'm trying to give it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2014   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You will need to uninstall the existing driver, then reinstall the new one from Device Manager.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2014   #8
Davidoth

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
You will need to uninstall the existing driver, then reinstall the new one from Device Manager.
Hey Golden. I get what your saying but here's what's happening.

If I do not disable Automatic Driver Update Policy through "GPedit.msc" then in the middle of the installation windows will say "hey! hes trying to get a new driver!" and automatically downloads and installs the SAME old one.

If I DO disable Automatic Driver Updates through policy with gpedit.msc. Then while I try to install the new driver windows will still attempt to install the old driver, but the policy always blocks it. While the new Driver Setup says it's completed and everything's fine I go into Device manager, nothing but a "Network Adapter" with a exclamation point and yellow triangle in "Other Devices" and no sign of a new driver installed in the Network location.

If I try installing it through Device manager windows will say "screw your opinion" and install the old one anyways saying "your drivers are now up to date (:" . If I disable automatic updates then it will say it couldn't find anything
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2014   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Get it: Drivers for Atheros AR9285 and Windows 7

Install it following Driver Install - Device Manager

Let us know the situation.
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