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       #11

    I thought this problem had arisen elsewhere recently, seems it was only yesterday! BSOD - Error: 0000001E; Probably nwifi driver?

    The Atheros driver linked below is dated 04/02/2010 and is specifically for W7. Any earlier versions are listed as being for XP.


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       #12

    Whee Good Times! :)


    Gah LOL! So since I last posted, I updated to the Newest Atheros driver, on the link you provided :) In my insane attempts to diagnose the problem, I had removed a lot of the NVIDIA stuff, waiting to run DDU (Couldn't d/l it b/c of the Atheros issue) then re-install those drivers.
    After I updated the Atheros driver Np! Next BSOD? Nvidia driver. Expected something like that. Removed Nvidia drivers and then d/l and ran DDU in Safe Mode (Yep created a restore point just in case). So far no BSOD's yet. *Crossed Fingers*
    Now for giggles 'Oh Master of the PC' <3 What on EARTH is causing the eg on anything that displays numerical figures i.e. downloads, existing file sizes, calculator (Where the period is supposed to be) etc? Any ideas?? Ran virus scan 1000000 times nothing. Running Malwarebytes now! But I do have 2 Kitties, a grandson and a totally PC illiterate hubby that mess w/my puter from time to time! Any chance they turned 'Something' on?? Done a zillion google searches on it and not a single thread anywhere of this happening to anyone before o.O Guess I like to be 'Different' LOL!! TY TY TY for all you help you are TRULY appreciated!
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       #13

    Problem has been ongoing since Feb. I have NO idea WTH happened to the TON of minidumps I had that I could view on BlueScreen Viewer. But even on there it barely goes back a month now. *Sigh* Wondering if in my mad scrambles I deleted the minidumps running disk cleanup??? Afraid now my puter may be corrrupted since I tried to create a new profile thinking perhaps just this one was corrupt. Figured I'd just copy files over. But Nope. A. WTH is eg? It still appears on new profiles and B. If I create a 'New Profile' I cannot add anything to the desktop or toolbars. i.e. If I click on 'My Computer' and send to Desktop, nothing appears. If I check "Unlock the toolbar" it still doesn't work on the new profile and when I go back it's still checked. *Cry* Ran SFC found nothing wrong. God I hate Windows 7 LMAO! It was so much easier to work with XP and repair corrupt files, profiles etc. But then again, I am 'Old' and think the chemo makes me a little slow on the draw these days! Hehe
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       #14

    Apryldaun said:
    What on EARTH is causing the eg on anything that displays numerical figures i.e. downloads, existing file sizes, calculator (Where the period is supposed to be) etc? Any ideas??
    Can you post a screenshot of what's happening? I'm not too sure what you mean sorry.
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       #15

    Screenshot of 'eg' displaying in all numerical categories


    Here are a couple of examples of the 'eg' bug I like to call it LMAO! Not sure if there is some mathematical setting turned on somewhere in KB settings or otherwise or if I have a corrupted O/S or some new "Shiny" bug LOL! But w/e it is, it's annoying! Can't do simple math on the calc w/o it figuring in the 'eg' equation and it's frustrating since it's not supposed to be there and I'm OCD! Hehe As for the Atheros adapter, I used the previously listed link, followed it to the correct 'Ethernet' Controller on the list, AR8121/etc/etc dated 03/29/2010. That was the most recent one I saw on the initial link. Is this more recent download for the Ethernet or for WiFi? I don't even have a Wifi adapter on my 'Main' PC since it's plugged directly into my router and hooked up to my 55in HDTV (Perks of being bedridden at times LOL!) Mainly use it for a LOT of PC gaming w/the grandson (Yes broke him in right!) and like I said, it all started with adding an additional HDD while I was in the hospital (Hubby surprising me) and he needed an additional adapter for power to the Sata drive and well *Poof* after that. First they told him he needed a new cheap PSU, kept the expensive old one, all cabling, fried all 3 HDD's including the 'New One' OMG LOL and THEN charged him for installing my 'Own' copy of Windows on the new HDD after he returned and replaced it... *Sigh* After that, it's been crashing almost daily, sometimes as many as 10x a day. Wasn't sure if that was the issue, a bad install of Windows, or simply someone did something 'BAD' while I was away like clicking on FREE STUFF links TeeHee But of course had to re-install all drivers again and 85 billion updates when I got home, so perhaps missed something somewhere. TYVM Again!!!! <3!! April
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       #16

    Open an elevated command prompt, type in sfc /scannow and hit enter.
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    That was actually one of the 'First' things I did and said system files were fine! *Sigh* Although we are back to the 'Original' BSOD that I've been getting since Feb.... *Cry* If A. There wasn't info on here that I needed desperately that I have no place else or $$ to backup atm (Already have 2TB backed up). Add that along with several expensive programs I can't afford to replace or no longer exist that I only have 1 license to (I had to beg to get a new license for when those guys fried my 3 HDD's last time) I would just give up and re-image it. I'm at a total loss. And the corrupt 'New Profile' issues still exists also... It screams 'Virus' but nothing ever comes up on virus scans... Seatools shows the drive is perfect so no HDD corruption. Ran all stress tests on Memory and Vid card, all perfect. I am just at a complete loss here! Ran SFC again just for giggles. System file integrity remains fine....
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    LOL Guess I'm winning this round of 'Stump the Techs' TeeHee Knew it wouldn't be 'Easy' since I worked as a SR Tech for IBM for years Hehe Newest Development though. I tried a 'Full System Scan' with Microsoft Security Essentials and every single time I run it, it BSOD's again... When it comes up it shows it's never run a scan at all.. Quick Scan does nothing. It's the 'Full Scan' that crashes it.

    NOTE: On a whim I decided to disconnect the 2 2 TB backup drives then run a full scan again on the 2 Internal HDD's. Worked fine, no threats found and also no crashes since. So guessing perhaps it's A. Virus hidden on one of the 'Backups' (Probably the one from Feb) or B. The PSU is faulty and can't support the extra power needed for the drives. Any thoughts?? Or did everyone give up LOL!
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       #19

    Hmm everyone give up? More BSOD's though not as frequent.. Thinking about getting a multimeter and cking the PSU they installed. Ran every other hardware test so unless it's the PSU, then I guess the O/S is corrupt esp w/the whole 'eg' bit. Guessing no one has run into either issue *Sigh* Well thanks for trying to help.
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    So back to the 'Atheros' Ethernet Controller Driver being the only BSOD now repeatedly. Have the latest driver *Shrug* so got me. And of course the 'eg' bug on everything that has numerical figures. Tried a different utility I found on another forum (Since no one has replied in days) Found several 'Hidden' devices w/no drivers or missing the device etc. Removed all those, rebooted and now the only BSOD I get is the Atheros one. *Sigh* At a loss, so guess I'm going to try connecting a Wi-Fi card (Blech for a hardcore gamer) and testing then. Perhaps the hardware itself is faulty on the board? No matter what driver same issue. Tried a rollback, same problem. Then going to wipe one of my 2TB drives that has a previous image from here and I guess lose some of my programs (They won't give me a license yet AGAIN) I'm relatively sure LOL and reimage. Then spend days transferring back saved games etc and installing programs and updates, since it appears I can't find the answer and neither can anyone else. Thanks for trying to help when you did. April
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