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Windows 7: BSOD Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal caused by athrx.sys

14 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Eternity x64
BSOD Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal caused by athrx.sys

I am running a Windows 7 x64 on an ASUS G73jw laptop.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is the original OS installed on this laptop, but I am using Windows 7 Eternity x64 as I have been unable to obtain an official reinstallation disc from ASUS.

Home Premium x64 was originally installed OEM.

The laptop hardware is just over a year old, so it might possibly be software issues?

OS was just re-installed within the last month.

I have no idea what is going on, this seems to be a daily occurrence with this laptop. I had no issues with it until a few months back after being gone on deployment. I have all drivers up to date, as I looked at the forum to see if anyone else had the same issue as me.

Computer specs from ASUS:

Processor & Cache Memory Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 740QM : 2.66 GHz - 1.73 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.33/3.06/2.93/2.8 GHz;

Operating SystemGenuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

ChipsetMobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
Main Memory DDR3 1333 MHz up to 8GB (Intel® i7-720QM / i7-740QM / i7-820QM platform
Display 17.3" 16:9 Full HD (1920x1080)/HD+ (1600x900) LED backlight,Color-Shine (Glare-type)
Video Graphics & MemoryNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M, with 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
Hard Drive 640GB ,5400rpm
500GB 7200x2rpm SSH

Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Blu-ray writer
Card Reader8 in 1 MMC,MS,MS-Pro,MS-Duo card reader Video Camera2.0 Mega Pixel web camera
Fax/Modem/LAN/WLANIntegrated 802.11 b/g/n
Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR (optional)
10/100/1000 Base T
Interface1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
3 x USB 2.0 ports

1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
AudioEAX Advanced HD 5.0
THX TruStudio
Built-in speaker and microphone

All required information has been uploaded in a .zip file. All help is greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Unfortunately, site rules prevent us from helping you because of the moded Windows 7 Eternity x64. It is not a legal release.

Part of the reason is also because we have no idea what "they" might have added or taken out.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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