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Windows 7: Any GMA 3150 driver update gives me bluescreen

01 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Any GMA 3150 driver update gives me bluescreen

So I've been having a wealth of problems with my netbook.

I've made a couple posts on other websites about it, tried all sorts of fixes but ended up having to format my computer (did a Darik's Boot and Nuke to make sure). Reinstalled all the drivers from the ASUS website, and bam had bluescreen errors again (constantly whenever booting up). Analysed the crash dumps, found something about a bad driver, booted into safe mode and uninstalled each driver until I could boot normally back into windows.

So I've found that it's the GMA 3150 driver. I'm currently running stock-standard "driver" (standard vga adapter) dated from 2006. It's stuck in 800x600 (1024x600 is native), videos look extremely aliased and ugly, so it's quite undesirable to keep it this way.

I've scoured Google for old drivers, tried ones from 2009 through to 2011, it all result in the same thing.

What am I able to do from here?

Computer stats:
ASUS 1001p
Intel Atom N450
Intel GMA 3150 (obviously)
1GB Ram
Windows 7 Ultimate

The old thread where I tried to get help (also complete with relevant crash dumps): Windows 7 Unable to Boot - Tech Support Guy Forums

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03 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Here you go:

This is the driver that I have installed on my Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook.
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08 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

This as well didn't work, gave me a bluescreen on restart (after installing driver). There is fundamentally something wrong, does anyone have a clue?

Basically any driver update gives me BSOD after windows splash screen (sometimes I get to desktop and things load for a few secs before I get it).

I've attached my crash dump, but I had to add a .txt extension to it because the site wouldn't upload a .dmp (so just remove the .txt extension). After analysing it it just says monitor.sys could be the problem.

Any help would be appreciated!

Attached Files
File Type: txt Crash Dump.dmp.txt (175.2 KB, 27 views)
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09 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Download this software :

MajorGeeks.Com - Contacting Download Site

Install it and click analyze and post the results of what it says thanks
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11 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Here's the text

On Sun 9/9/2012 3:35:45 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\090912-23322-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: monitor.sys (monitor+0x464A)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000007F (0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\monitor.sys
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Monitor Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that a trap was generated by the Intel CPU and the kernel failed to catch this trap.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.
As I can tell every entry is identical to this. Cheers
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11 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Here's the BlueScreenView as well.

Dump File : 091212-24991-01.dmp
Crash Time : 9/12/2012 2:17:13 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x1000007f
Parameter 1 : 0x00000000
Parameter 2 : 0x00000000
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : monitor.sys
Caused By Address : monitor.sys+4447
File Description : Monitor Driver
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : monitor.sys+464a
Stack Address 1 : monitor.sys+4447
Stack Address 2 : monitor.sys+53b9
Stack Address 3 : Wdf01000.sys+2b2c3
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\091212-24991-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 179,368
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15 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Bump, any ideas? Cheers
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15 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Yeah sorry been offline for a few days. Please do not bump your own thread uninstall your monitor driver in device manager as its causing a blue screen what monitor do you have?
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15 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

If I didn't bump my own thread it would have been on page 2 and almost certainly not looked at.

Have you even read my first post?

I'm using a netbook, so there is no monitor. What they're referring to is (I assume) my video driver.

The whole point of my thread was that, after a fresh format and reinstall, I am able to use my netbook with stock drivers. As soon as I update my video driver with ANY version for a GMA 3150 that I can find, my netbook will bluescreen. After this I have to boot into safe mode, uninstall the driver, and then windows is able to boot perfectly fine again.

So now that I've reiterated what I said in the first post, what can be done? Thanks.
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15 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

This link:

Is almost my exact case, and after sending it to ASUS they determined it to be a faulty motherboard.
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