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Windows 7: Random BSOD mainly noticed with programs that require internet connect

13 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Random BSOD mainly noticed with programs that require internet connect

I am almost desperate, this has been going on for at least a month or 2 and I am tearing my hair out and so ready to throw this laptop out the window. I have been searching the web attempting every possible solution I come across and nothing has worked. They are almost COMPLETELY random, I once went a couple days without one and sometimes I can only go 20 minutes without. This week however, I have had several and it's driving me nuts.

I notice I get them mostly when playing World of Warcraft or watching youtube videos and sometimes even searching the web. I don't think I have ever gotten them playing a video game that does not require an internet connection but that could be just a coincidence because 75% of my gaming is done online with an internet connection. I've been able to play video games that use a lot of RAM and CPU that don't require an internet connection like Civilization, Fallout:New Vegas (With a ton of mods) for hours and haven't gotten a BSOD which leads me to believe in may be internet related. I believe I even updated my network adapters but still no change.

After updating network adapters with still no change, I thought it was Norton (I read on the web that it can sometimes cause BSOD), I uninstalled but still got BSODs.

Anything that can help stop these BSODs from happening would be BEYOND appreciated.

I'm far....far from a computer wiz but I think I followed the "BSOD - Posting Instructions" correctly. If there's anything I did wrong or anything information you still need to help me find out what's wrong with my laptop, just say the word!

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14 Dec 2013   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit


Norton is a known cause to BSOD's. Please remove it for testing purpose. Use Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other security software:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes - Free

Good and Free system security combination.

AODDriver2.sys Tue Mar 6 15:55:00 2012 (4F55DEF4)
AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard [br] Known BSOD issues in Win7
Driver Reference Table - AODDriver2.sys

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.

Please uninstall all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure - Sysnative Forums

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Uninstall". Reboot for changes to take affect.

Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.
A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try: Stop 124 - What it means and what to try
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