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Windows 7: BSODs starting up again - 0x0000009F

16 Oct 2014   #1
jpaulm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
BSODs starting up again - 0x0000009F

I have just had a rather unproductive interchange with Arc, in which I'm afraid he got rather fed up with me! I made what was possibly a mistake in appending my new (?) problem to the BSOD thread I started back at the end of August, as I assumed they were related. Arc kept telling me to delete something that I deleted back then, and seemed very put out that I couldn't do it.

Arc keeps saying that there is a folder call GFI/Languard in Program Files (x86) but I can't see it on my machine. It occurs to me that he may have been looking at the old zip file, rather than the newer one that I attached a few days ago. Maybe the software only allows one zip file per thread - don't know! I am accordingly starting a new thread, and attaching the newer zip file again.

In the absence of clear guidance from Arc, I tried the following:

- deleted registry folders: sbfwimcl and sbfwimclmp
- deleted sbfwim.sys from windows/drivers folder

- restarted system

- no internet connection

- went back into registry and found deleted folders had come back

- restarted system - still no Internet connection

- did a System restore - as of yesterday

- did system restart and Internet is back - sbfwim.sys in Windows/drivers is back as well!

FYI I am running Vipre, which seems to use some sbfw modules - I did use Spybot S&D for several years, but uninstalled it when I switched to Vipre. Languard was still on my system, but when Arc recommended me to uninstall it, I couldn't as it was not on the Control Panel/Programs and Features.

I know you guys have access to tools and knowledge that I don't - is it possible that there are invisible folders on Program Files (x86), e.g. GFI - that I can't see but you guys can?

Help would be much appreciated! I was very enthusiastic about the level of support I got last time - this more recent experience hasn't been quite up to the same standard!

Paul Morrison


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16 Oct 2014   #2
jpaulm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It occurs to me that, even if Arc was looking at the right zip file - TUNAPUNA2-15_10_2014__94048_42.zip, could he have been looking at the wrong minidump - it should of course be 101514-14866-01.dmp. Could our miscommunication problem be that simple? Just an idea! Regards.
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16 Oct 2014   #3
jpaulm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Found a service called GFI LanGuard 11 Attendant Service - have deleted it! However, the registry folders (SBFWIMCL and SBFWIMCLMP) are still there, and so is sbfwim.sys (in the Windows/drivers list)! Could this be what Arc was referring to? Other than that, I am totally stumped! Thx
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18 Oct 2014   #4
Hexagon12

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hi,

The WinDBG says that this is Unknown_Image.

Re-run the SF diagnostic tool again. I saw, that few files are missing from thi zip.
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18 Oct 2014   #5
Boozad

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hexagon12 View Post
Re-run the SF diagnostic tool again. I saw, that few files are missing from this zip.
This advice is correct. Upload new logs when you've run the tool again.
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18 Oct 2014   #6
jpaulm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi hexagon1 and Boozad, thanks so much for getting back to me! Assuming that the SF Diagnostic tool you refer to is the DM Log collector, I have just run it, and am attaching the latest zip file. I see it's a bit bigger than the last one! Hope this helps.
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18 Oct 2014   #7
Boozad

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

The first thing that stands out is a program called Sunbelt Firewall.

Code:
fffff880`0319fa18  fffff880`05618670Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\SBFWIM.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SBFWIM.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SBFWIM.sys
 SBFWIM+0x18670
Uninstall that software and use integrated Windows Firewall.

You have an Atheros Wireless adaptor? It's causing issues

Code:
fffff880`0319eaa8  fffff880`065c4defUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athrx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
 athrx+0x164def

0: kd> lmvm athrx
start             end                 module name
fffff880`06460000 fffff880`0686b000   athrx    T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athrx.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athrx.sys
    Image name: athrx.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Feb 21 08:49:10 2014 (53071306)
    CheckSum:         003EAAF4
    ImageSize:        0040B000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Look for an updated version here.
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18 Oct 2014   #8
jpaulm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks, Boozad, this seems to fit in with what happened 6 weeks ago, and led to my communication problem with Arc.

Re SBFWIM.sys: as I said at the start of this thread, there is no Sunbelt stuff in Control Panel/Programs and Features, so I don't know how to do an uninstall - is there another way?

There are two registry folders that refer to this driver - when I deleted them and the driver, I lost access to the Internet! Should I just delete the driver? Or the registry folders alone, or change some settings? I know that I'm ignorant, but that is why I rely on experts like you guys!

Re athrx.sys, I installed a driver from atheros.cz about 6 weeks ago, so I'm surprised it's still giving trouble! Should I just try again?

TIA

Paul
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18 Oct 2014   #9
Boozad

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

From what I can see about Sunbelt Firewall it buries itself deep into Windows with many different files and can be difficult to get rid of competely, Add/Remove Programs may not take care of it. There are obviously some remnants of it still running on your machine as it showed in a dump from your machine three days ago. Can you open Task Manager and take a screenshot of Startup and Services (they may take more than one screenshot each) so I can see if there are any applications running that belong to Sunbelt.

As for you Atheros adapter, my advice would be to completely uninstall it, reboot and see if Windows finds a driver for it. Before doing so make sure you have a driver saved on your machine just in case Windows doesn't find one. Either way that device is causing plenty of issues.
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18 Oct 2014   #10
jpaulm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This is getting clearer! I have 4 pages of services, attached. I saw one called sbpimsvc which appears to be a sunbelt product - should I delete that service? I'm afraid there are a lot for you to go through!

Oh wait, I found a service called GFI Languard Attendant Service a couple of days ago and deleted it - could that be causing some of the stuff you saw on the dump?

I brought up the Startup list on msconfig but couldn't see anything strange - I have been through it several times! Is there another way to do it?

Under Device Manager, I ran the Windows check for drivers for the Atheros adapter, and it said it was up to date (10.0.0.285), but maybe uninstalling it and reinstalling it is a better check...?

When I go into the atheros.cz web site I see DriverMend and DriverManager - are they safe to use?

Also something called DriverUpdater, which I can't find the link to again! I guess I'm getting paranoid!
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