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Windows 7: Random crashes, failures to sleep

09 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Random crashes, failures to sleep

My computer's been working fine until the past week when it started becoming quite unstable. I first got a BSOD while browsing the internet, and it has also had a lot of trouble going to sleep and coming out of sleep. It seems that half the time it will just become unresponsive and stop outputting video when I put it to sleep - all the case, mouse, and keyboard lights remain on but there is no video. It seems like it might be time for a fresh install of Windows 7, but if anyone can find a simpler solution to my problems that would be great.

My specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 retail
I built this computer a year and a half ago and the last reinstall of Windows was in August of 2010.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

BSODs caused by Ralink RT2860 series Wireless LAN Card driver (you may have a different manufacturer)
Update it Ralink corp or Linksys rt2860 Driver Download - Linksys Updated Drivers

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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8004970a20, fffff80000b9c518, fffffa8006225620}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netr28x.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netr28x.sys
Probably caused by : netr28x.sys

A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa8004970a20, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff80000b9c518, Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa8006225620, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:


IRP_ADDRESS:  fffffa8006225620

DEVICE_OBJECT: fffffa8004f76050

DRIVER_OBJECT: fffffa8004f60060

IMAGE_NAME:  netr28x.sys


MODULE_NAME: netr28x

FAULTING_MODULE: fffff8800446b000 netr28x






LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from fffff80003d32383 to fffff80003cc3700

fffff800`00b9c4c8 fffff800`03d32383 : 00000000`0000009f 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`04970a20 fffff800`00b9c518 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff800`00b9c4d0 fffff800`03ccf2ae : fffff800`00b9c600 fffff800`00b9c600 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x29270
fffff800`00b9c570 fffff800`03ccede6 : fffff800`03e73700 00000000`0005401f 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiProcessTimerDpcTable+0x66
fffff800`00b9c5e0 fffff800`03ccf4ce : 0000000c`7f8789be fffff800`00b9cc58 00000000`0005401f fffff800`03e40668 : nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0xc6
fffff800`00b9cc30 fffff800`03ccecc7 : 00000003`e7ec27c1 00000003`0005401f 00000003`e7ec2711 00000000`0000001f : nt!KiTimerExpiration+0x1be
fffff800`00b9ccd0 fffff800`03ccbeea : fffff800`03e3de80 fffff800`03e4bc40 00000000`00000000 fffff880`011084c0 : nt!KiRetireDpcList+0x277
fffff800`00b9cd80 00000000`00000000 : fffff800`00b9d000 fffff800`00b97000 fffff800`00b9cd40 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiIdleLoop+0x5a


FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x9F_IMAGE_netr28x.sys

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x9F_IMAGE_netr28x.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 64-bit

I'm unable to install the driver update. The install wizard freezes once the progress bar reaches the end. A box pops up with the install shield logo that says "Please Wait..." but nothing ever happens.

Edit: After the attempted install of the new drivers both of my WLAN cards stopped working. I plugged an ethernet cable into my computer to connect it directly into the router, but the internet would only work intermittently. I disconnected from my network with both WLAN cards and this didn't help, so I disabled them in the device manager - which stopped responding so I had to open it twice to disable both of them. Only after a restart have the WLAN cards been disabled and I'm now using a wired connection to my router.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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