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Windows 7: Bsod

10 Jan 2011   #11
badkarma11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Full Retail SP1
 
 

Better yet! that's a beautiful bike. I thought perhaps you meant the car. I used to ride, so I appreciate your vehicle.


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10 Jan 2011   #12
badkarma11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Full Retail SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
You are certainly welcome for the help. I think there is an update for that Atheros driver.
I'm looking at the Atheros website, but there appears to be many 'families' of drivers. Any way to tell what my family tree is, in this context? I wonder if this driver is for the onboard or the PCI card...
I'll have to look up the model of my PCI card and see what floats. I'll let you know.
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10 Jan 2011   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badkarma11 View Post
Better yet! that's a beautiful bike. I thought perhaps you meant the car. I used to ride, so I appreciate your vehicle.
Thank you; it is my baby. My first new Triumph was a 1966 TR6R. I have wanted another ever since I sold that one. I starting riding in 1958 and still ride almost daily.

Let me know when you sort out the Atheros driver.
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11 Jan 2011   #14
badkarma11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Full Retail SP1
 
 

An updated Atheros driver for my D-Link wireless adapter is elusive at best. D-Link says my current driver is the latest and greatest, and Microsoft says the device is compatible with Win7x64. Every other thing I find is trying to get me to buy a program that will update my drivers, and the Atheros website is not device specific. I'm going to let that go for now. I found that I had not actually disabled onboard ethernet in the BI
OS, I have done so now. More to follow, even if it is success. I'm a software developer for the AS/400 by trade (I refuse to call it 'system I' or whatever IBM calls it now) and I've been building or modifying PCs since about 1987 to support my games addiction so I'm not an idiot. We'll see where this goes.
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11 Jan 2011   #15
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The Atheros diver is a Vista driver and it may work. I think it is your LAN driver. If worse come to worse, you may have to upgrade your network (LAN) adapter. If your D-Link wireless also includes LAN, you may be able to disable the network adapter via Device Manager.
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12 Jan 2011   #16
badkarma11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Full Retail SP1
 
 

I have an Ethernet port on the motherboard (requires Realtek drivers which I got) but it is disabled in the BIOS. I have the D-Link card to connect to my wireless router. I had one BSOD last night while trying to install a VPN client that I need to dial into work. Rebooted the machine, successfully installed and tested the VPN software. Did some stuff in a couple of other programs, looked for Atheros drivers, gave up, posted here. I left the machine unattended to go to the grocery store, when I came back it had spontaneously rebooted. I logged onto Steam, played a game for a while, left the machine to go do some thing or other, came back, and it had again restarted in my absence. Fired up Steam again, shot my way through a few missions of Bad Company 2, drank a couple of whiskey and Ginger Ales, shut down the machine and went to bed.

I asked this before, but I need clarification. If I run the jgriff BSOD critter again, will it overwrite the folder it produced before, or should I manually delete it or what? Thanks to all. Tonight I'm going to disable the DLink card and see if anything happens. I'll play with it, let it run overnight and if nothing happens, I'll replace the card, otherwise it's dump city again.
Cheers.
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13 Jan 2011   #17
badkarma11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Full Retail SP1
 
 

Update:
This morning I started the 'puter and did a few mundane things. Before I left the house for the day, I disabled the wireless adapter just to see what would happen. I got home many hours later and it had not 'spontaneously' rebooted. I re-enabled the wireless card and did some other boring stuff. So far, no crashes, freezes or BSODs. I bought a new USB wireless adapter in case the critter misbehaves again, I'll install it either at my leisure (it's an upgrade, 'N' in addition to 'G') or if this machine blows up again.

Cheers
'karma
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13 Jan 2011   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badkarma11 View Post
I have an Ethernet port on the motherboard (requires Realtek drivers which I got) but it is disabled in the BIOS. I have the D-Link card to connect to my wireless router. I had one BSOD last night while trying to install a VPN client that I need to dial into work. Rebooted the machine, successfully installed and tested the VPN software. Did some stuff in a couple of other programs, looked for Atheros drivers, gave up, posted here. I left the machine unattended to go to the grocery store, when I came back it had spontaneously rebooted. I logged onto Steam, played a game for a while, left the machine to go do some thing or other, came back, and it had again restarted in my absence. Fired up Steam again, shot my way through a few missions of Bad Company 2, drank a couple of whiskey and Ginger Ales, shut down the machine and went to bed.

I asked this before, but I need clarification. If I run the jgriff BSOD critter again, will it overwrite the folder it produced before, or should I manually delete it or what? Thanks to all. Tonight I'm going to disable the DLink card and see if anything happens. I'll play with it, let it run overnight and if nothing happens, I'll replace the card, otherwise it's dump city again.
Cheers.
If you run the JCGriff tool again, it will produce new files based on your system at the time you run the tool. I believe it overwrites the older files in the folder because the uploaded files have new dates compared to the previously uploaded files. I have not tried this myself; but I will.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badkarma11 View Post
Update:
This morning I started the 'puter and did a few mundane things. Before I left the house for the day, I disabled the wireless adapter just to see what would happen. I got home many hours later and it had not 'spontaneously' rebooted. I re-enabled the wireless card and did some other boring stuff. So far, no crashes, freezes or BSODs. I bought a new USB wireless adapter in case the critter misbehaves again, I'll install it either at my leisure (it's an upgrade, 'N' in addition to 'G') or if this machine blows up again.

Cheers
'karma
I think the new adapter is the best thing to do. Keep us updated.
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14 Jan 2011   #19
badkarma11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Full Retail SP1
 
 

Thanks Carl. After posting that above, I played Bad Compalny 2 for about 3 hours then went to bed. No crashes. I'm going to leave the machine on today with the wireless enabled, just to see. tonight I'll probably install the new one.
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14 Jan 2011   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That is good new. I am glad to hear you are running more stable.
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