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Windows 7: BSOD on wake, seems related to ntkrnlpa.exe

05 Mar 2012   #1

Windows Enterprise 32bit
BSOD on wake, seems related to ntkrnlpa.exe


Just updated my girlfriends Asus Eeepc 1000HE with Win7 and installed a new 2GB Corsair DDR2 memory.
But sometimes when she tries to wake the computer up, she's greeted with a BSOD.
They are all different, but they all seem to have something to do with ntkrnlpa.exe.
(Iv'e never read a dumpfile until 10 minutes ago so I have no idea why or what is actually happening)


any help would be awesome cause I don't want to take the computer back to xp.


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05 Mar 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64

Don't even need to look at the dumps, I had recent experience with one of these, it uses a old atheros wifi device that was discontinued.
I was able to finally get it stable after trying various drivers from the atheros website.
anyhow here's the driver database entry on it.
Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN driver for CB42/CB43/MB42/MB43 Network Adapter - D-Link AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B) discontinued 2008
ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)
The bottom link there is your best bet of solving this.
I would also in an attempt to prevent crashes in the meantime go into the power options and do something that makes little sense on a portable device, make sure all usb devices and wireless devices are 'always on'
This will drain a bit more battery life in the meantime, but since the primary changes between the vista driver you are using, and windows 7 as far as the device is concerned is the updated power management in win 7. Disabling those features should help if you can't find a better driver. (the one I found was pretty much by luck, it wasn't for the model number I was dealing with)
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06 Mar 2012   #3

Windows Enterprise 32bit

It looked like it already had the latest driver from Atheros on the wireless.
I tried though to downgrade it to the atheros-driver Asus recomends on ther site for the 1000HE on Win7.

Although, since I didn't manage to recreate the problems I guess we'll have to wait and see. Hopefully I wont have to come back here.
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 BSOD on wake, seems related to ntkrnlpa.exe

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