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Windows 7: BSOD IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE Bigfoot Netowork Adapter

02 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi --

I installed the latest Bigfoot Network Adapter driver as this fixes iTunes 10.5 App Store issues etc. I was able to install it successfully. However, after restarting my machine, BSOD IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE appears after a few minutes. I found similar issues regarding this in SF and it appears that McAfee is one of the several causes of this. So after rebooting I tried disabling McAfee firewall and I didn't get the BSOD anymore. I tried enabling it again and I get the same BSOD.

I'm attaching my BSOD error report to seek help in identifying other potential causes of this.

What would you guys suggest as a replacement for McAfee? (Paid or free)

Here are my specs:

Alienware m17x R3 Laptop
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M

Hope you guys can help me with this issue.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Everyone,

Same here I'm having the same issues using Alienware m17x R3.
After updating the driver to fix the itunes/safari/icloud applications on a windows 7 ultimate x64 I constantly get a BSOD usually within the first minute of login to Windows.

If I'm on wired then no BSOD.
I uninstalled Mcafee completely but bad part is purchased with 24 months version.
But now the laptop is running smoothly again.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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