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Windows 7: BSOD randomly when playing Garry's Mod

05 Nov 2012   #21

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Here is a tutorial on running memtest86+ RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Do you have a wireless card installed?
The drivers for your motherboard are located here. Make sure that is your motherboard, but I believe that is the motherboard you listed in the first of this thread. Unless you have add on hardware, those are the only drivers you should need except your graphics card driver.
Download the 306.97 drivers from the Nvidia site.
I will post in a seperate post how to update Nvidia drivers for those having driver problems, if you like. But, the PhysX driver cannot be uninstalled in safe mode and the display drivers cannot be uninstalled from device manager nor rolled back from device manager any longer. That is why your latest driver install did not install the physX driver.

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06 Nov 2012   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I do have a network card intalled. ICIDU NI-707544. I don't think I have any other addons on my computer. Is there a place to check all installed drivers?
As to the Atheros, what do I do? The athrx.sys is on the PC, but searchin Atheros makes no results :/

I am installing the Nvidia drivers now. And I'll see when I have serveral hours to do the memtest. I do hope this problem will be solved soon ...
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06 Nov 2012   #23

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

As a test, why not go to C:/Windows/system32/drivers and find the atheros.sys driver. Rename it to atheros.bak. That way it won't load as a driver. See how the computer runs and if everything works. If it causes problems, rename it back to what it was. just a suggestion to find out if it is needed and what uses it.
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06 Nov 2012   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Appearantly I do need that athrx.sys. After renaming and restarting, the network client said "Please plug in a Network Adapter". So I do need it. Should I try to update it? I have no idea what specific model it is, but it may be NI-707544, due to the client being named ICIDU NI-707544.

EDIT: There is no such Atheros driver/model. I'll contact the producers and see if they can tell me what it is.
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06 Nov 2012   #25

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Navn    [00000011] NI-707544 Wireless PCI Adapter 150N
Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\athrx.sys (, 1,51 MB (1.579.520 byte), 09-06-2012 01:36)

Now, update the network driver.
First, download the network card driver from manufactuer's website, ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????) or PCI Card 150N - Wireless - Networking, I am not very sure
Then reinstall the driver:
  1. Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
  2. Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
  3. Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
  4. Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
  5. Restart the computer
  6. If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.
Is it any helpful?
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06 Nov 2012   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I just contacted the manufacture of my PC, and they said that they think it's the RAM. They think this because I haven't had any problems connecting to the network ever. They also don't know what model of Atheros it is, but they think it's a TP-Link network adapter because it uses Atheros (that's what they said).

So here's my plan:

Run the memtest when I have the time.
-IF there's errors, I will take my PC to the manufacturer and get the RAM replaced. I will also ask them about the network adapter thing.

-If there are no errors, I will try to get further information on the network adapter. Maybe even go to the manufacturer to have them look at it.

Sounds good?
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06 Nov 2012   #27

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Best of luck .... :)

BTW, is it your network adapter? PCI Card 150N - Wireless - Networking
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06 Nov 2012   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I don't know if that's the adapter. It really looks like it, but it isn't on Atheros' list of network adapters that use Atheros Chipset. And the manufacturer tell me that they usually use TP-Link (Which does have an Atheros Chipset). But my client refers to that adapter you listed. :/

By the way, just got another BSOD. Maybe this will bring more valuable information.


Navn på problemhændelse: BlueScreen
OS-version: 6.1.7601.
Landestandard-id: 1030

Flere oplysninger om problemet:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF800034EE4F0
BCP3: FFFFF88009085000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Filer, der hjælper med til at beskrive problemet:

Læs erklæringen om beskyttelse af personlige oplysninger online:
Erklæring om beskyttelse af personlige oplysninger for Windows 7 - Microsoft Windows

Hvis onlineerklæringen om beskyttelse af personlige oplysninger ikke er tilgængelig, kan du læse den erklæring om beskyttelse af personlige oplysninger, som er offline:

Grabbed and attached.
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06 Nov 2012   #29

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No .. really nothing more in the latest dump, too.... But as you decided, you should try memtest.

You may follow this guide ....
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
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07 Nov 2012   #30

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Alright, so I did the memtest today, though I only had time for 4 passes. It passed with no errors. I'll do another 4 tomorrow, or someday soon (they don't have to be consecutive, do they?). I am going to do a bit of research on my network adapter. Perhaps any of you know a program that can scan the computers components and check what adapter I have?
Thanks so much for your help, and I'll report back when I've got the RAM replaced if there are errors, or if I get the correct driver updated :)
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