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Windows 7: BSOD - Error: 0000001E; Probably nwifi driver?

21 Jun 2014   #1
jcw7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
BSOD - Error: 0000001E; Probably nwifi driver?

Hey all -

My PC has been BSOD'ing for quite a while now, and the frequency has increased. It appears to be linked to using the internet, and using Chrome makes it happen much faster.

According to Soluto, the error is always 0000001E and it's probably caused by my nwifi driver.

Many thanks to everyone's help at SevensForums! You folks are incredibly generous!!


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21 Jun 2014   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Your Atheros Wireless Network adapter is very old and needs updating. Update it here.

Code:
1: kd> lmvm athrxusb
start             end                 module name
fffff880`08ac7000 fffff880`08bd4000   athrxusb T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athrxusb.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athrxusb.sys
    Image name: athrxusb.sys
    Timestamp:        Tue Jul 29 13:47:13 2008 (488F1151)
    CheckSum:         00107E18
    ImageSize:        0010D000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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21 Jun 2014   #3
jcw7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

HUGE thanks, Boozad! I'm not particularly driver savvy, but I think I found the appropriate page: Drivers for Atheros AR5007UX and Windows Vista

Here's how I found I found it -

I went to my system Device Manager, expanded the Network adapters, and identified that my wireless adapter is SMCWUSB-G 802.11g. I searched for "SMCWUSB-G 802.11g driver") in google, and opened the page that was part of atheros.cz. It looks like the most up to date driver for that device is in Aug 2008 (ver 2.2.0.27). Did I locate this correctly or is there a better file for me to download?

Many thanks again!!
Jon
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21 Jun 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'll take a look and see what I can find. The other option would be to uninstall the device through Device Manager, reboot and let Windows find and install whichever driver it sees fit. This option is quite safe, but I'd recommend setting a Restore Point before performing it.

EDIT: This one below is dated 04/02/2010 and is specifically for W7. Any earlier versions are listed as being for XP.

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21 Jun 2014   #5
jcw7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks again Boozad. So I'm ok to just use the link you recommended in your EDIT? I assume it would be wise to create a Restore Point either way?
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21 Jun 2014   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yep, good call on the Restore Point. This is where I found that driver, first hit on a Google search.
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04 Jul 2014   #7
jcw7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey Boozad, so I finally got a chance to do this. I downloaded the driver at the top of the page you mentioned, however when I tried update my driver it said the most up to date driver was already installed. I did notice that in the ReadMe that came with the driver, the release date was November 2009 (the website makes it look like it should be February 2010). Definitely downloaded the correct file, though.

Any other ideas? Maybe I should just get a new wireless USB device?
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04 Jul 2014   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You'd need to uninstall the device first, reboot and then install the driver.
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04 Jul 2014   #9
jcw7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here's what I did:
1. Pull out the USB thing
2. Uninstall the device
3. Reboot the pc
4. Plug the USB back in while it's booting
5. Attempt to install the driver

I got the same "most updated driver is already installed message". I have noticed that as soon as I plug the USB device in, windows automatically installs a driver. Should I be doing this a different way?

Thanks again!
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04 Jul 2014   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yes sorry, Im missed out a step. When you uninstall the device, set Windows to not install updates.

Open Windows Updates, in the left column click change settings, then in the drop down box select 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'. The purpose of this is to keep Windows Updates from automatically installing a driver.

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Then reboot and install the downloaded driver. You can then set Windows Updates back to however it was set beforehand.
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