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Windows 7: BSOD athrx.sys

11 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
BSOD athrx.sys

I've had an issue with my computer BSOD'ing in me while i'm surfing the internet. When I'm downloading or streaming music, my computer will lock up and not respond. It will then show the bluescreen.

It will also only crash on me while using Firefox. I have no idea what is up with this problem. another thing, it will crash when I'm on an unsecured network. If I'm on a secured network, it will not BS on me.

I've tried going to my computer manufacture's website and there's no update for my Atheros wifi wireless card. This is very frustrating.

I have attached a ZIP file of the minidump file on this thread.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora


That networking driver is up to date. The problem here is Norton.

Remove Norton
Download the Norton Removal Tool (NRT); save to desktop. Boot into SAFEMODE - NO Networking. Tap F8 key during boot-up. Then go to desktop, RIGHT-click on the NRT icon and select Run as Administrator.

When complete - re-boot.


Install MS Security Essentials -->

Then reset the Windows Firewall to its default settings -
START -> type cmd.exe -> right-click -> run as administrator -> type netsh advfirewall reset press enter
Let us know how it goes.



Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Tue Oct 12 07:16:16.096 2010 (GMT+13)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:28.626
BugCheck D5, {fffff9800dc08df0, 0, fffff880045ef1aa, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for usbfilter.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for usbfilter.sys
Probably caused by : usbfilter.sys ( usbfilter+41aa )
Bugcheck code 000000D5
Arguments fffff980`0dc08df0 00000000`00000000 fffff880`045ef1aa 00000000`00000000
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Fri Oct  1 02:02:29.669 2010 (GMT+13)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:15:53.198
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+553bf )
Bugcheck code 1000007E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffff880`042823bf fffff880`05fe5858 fffff880`05fe50c0
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I've tried that and it still has not worked. I just got another bluescreen here a few minutes ago. Could I try and re-image the laptop, basically restore it to factory settings?

Also, for some reason, I can only connect to secured networks. If I try to go onto an unsecured, it will kick me off and there's no internet access. I did uninstall Norton and installed Microsoft Security Essentials. I'll post the minidump files again.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Problem solved

I was sick and tired of recieving blue screens. I finally gave in and restored my computer to it's factory settings. I don't need anymore assistance.

Thanks for all your help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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