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Windows 7: BSOD and can't connect to wireless network


22 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
BSOD and can't connect to wireless network

just got a vaio with windows7 and can't connect to my home network. i can connect to other networks as i've tried at other locations (coffee shops). i checked the manufacturers website to see if my router is compatible (d link wbr 2310) and it says it already is compatible. another forum suggested disabling ms virtual miniport adapter, which i tried, and that solution does not work. both miniport adapter and atheros adapter are updated with most current version.

on top of this, i got a load of BSOD with "driver irql less than..." messages and took the machine back to where i got it for repair. they said they fixed it but i've gotten this one more time.

aem on the network forum suggest i repost here as he thinks i may have "a driver compatibility issue" that is related to both my connectivity and BSOD issue.

I still don't understand why i can connect to other networks, just not my own.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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22 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daviddfkloepfer View Post
just got a vaio with windows7 and can't connect to my home network. i can connect to other networks as i've tried at other locations (coffee shops). i checked the manufacturers website to see if my router is compatible (d link wbr 2310) and it says it already is compatible. another forum suggested disabling ms virtual miniport adapter, which i tried, and that solution does not work. both miniport adapter and atheros adapter are updated with most current version.

on top of this, i got a load of BSOD with "driver irql less than..." messages and took the machine back to where i got it for repair. they said they fixed it but i've gotten this one more time.

aem on the network forum suggest i repost here as he thinks i may have "a driver compatibility issue" that is related to both my connectivity and BSOD issue.

I still don't understand why i can connect to other networks, just not my own.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

David Hi and welcome

Lets deal with the BSOD first, Use these to find and upload the DMP file. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

thanks

Ken
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22 Jan 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

thanks, ken. the windows/minidump folder is empty.
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22 Jan 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daviddfkloepfer View Post
thanks, ken. the windows/minidump folder is empty.

David

Try searching for *,DMP. It is also sometimes located in c:\windows and called memory.dmp on 64bit machines.

May also be possible that one was not generated.


Ken
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23 Jan 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

tried searching for both and no results. what else can i try?
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23 Jan 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

here is more specific info about make if usefull:

Sony VAIO 14" Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz Laptop (VPCCW13FDL)
WebID: 10132977
Mfr. Part Number: VPCCW13FDL
Base Features
Approximate Battery Life Up To 4 Hours
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 320 GB (5400 RPM)
LED Backlit Display No
Optical Drive 8x Super Multi Double Layer DVD±R/RW
Processor Speed 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
RAM 4 GB
Screen Size 14.0"
Graphics
Discrete Video Memory Yes
Expandable Video Memory No
Graphics Chipset Intel PM45 Express
Integrated Video Memory No
Native Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Upgradable Video System No
Video Memory 256 MB
Audio
Audio Chipset Intel High Definition Audio
Audio Output Stereo
Digital Input Yes
Digital Output Yes
Hardware Volume Control Yes
Integrated Amplifier Yes
Integrated Microphone Yes
Microphone Input Yes
Speaker Wattage Information Not Available
Speakers Yes
Inputs/Outputs
Card Reader Yes
Card Reader - Compatible Memory Types MS Pro (Standard/Duo), SD
Composite Output No
ExpressCard/34 Input Yes
ExpressCard/54 Input No
HDCP Compliant Yes
HDMI Port Yes
IEEE 1394 Input/Output 1
IR Receiver No
Number of Touchpad Buttons 2
PC Card Input 1 ExpressCard/34 Slot
S-Video Output No
Type of Keyboard QWERTY - Bilingual
Type of Modem Not Applicable
Type of Pointing Device Electro-Static Touchpad
USB 2.0 3
VGA Output 1
Webcam Yes
Networking
Ethernet Port 10/100/1000
Integrated Bluetooth Yes
Integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Power
Battery - Capacity 3600 mAh
Battery - Number of Cells 6
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Computing Features
Processor Cache 2 MB L2
System Bus 800 MHz Front Side Bus
Software
Loaded Software 1 Click To Disc Editor
Loaded Software 2 VAIO Movie Story
Loaded Software 3 VAIO MusicBox
Loaded Software 4 VAIO Media Plus
Operating System Language Bilingual
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Accessories
Headphones No
Remote No
Product Features
Notebook Depth 23.3 cm
Notebook Thickness (closed) 3.8 cm
Notebook Weight (including Battery) 2.4 kg
Notebook Width 34.1 cm
Warranty Labour 1 Year
Warranty Parts 1 Year
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