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Windows 7: Windows 7 BSOD with VMware

06 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 professional 64
Windows 7 BSOD with VMware


I have Win 7 and had a pretty severe crash earlier in the week that I couldn't recover from nor explain so I did a complete reinstall. Everything with the reinstall of windows seemed to be going ok then I installed vmware and backtrack. Everything worked fine originally running BT.

To complicate things, I installed vmware from my desktop and then installed backtrack from a copy I had on my windows.old directory but then I accidentally deleted the BT files when cleaning up some space. After that VMware would cause the BSOD (which flickers and is unreadable). I tried to uninstall/reinstall VMware but that hasn't helped, I keep getting the same problem. I wonder if deleting the files is causing this or just a coincidence? Any help would be appreciated. I've attached the dump files.

Nothing else has caused the computer to act up so far.

I have a gateway MT 6452, AMD Turion x64 with on board Radeon xpress 1150 video. I also have it set up for triple booting vista, win7 and Lucid.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

BSOD was caused by tifm21.sys, Texas Instruments PCIxx21/PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
Go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest driver

BugCheck 50, {fffffa80424c2ca6, 1, fffff88004b20663, 5}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\tifm21.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for tifm21.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for tifm21.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : tifm21.sys ( tifm21+8663 )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 professional 64

Thanks, that did the trick. I guess I forgot about the step where I installed the media card reader driver. I couldn't find anything at TI so I downloaded the driver from Gateway and it fixed the problem.

Thanks again!!!!
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