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Windows 7: BSOD while browsing Google on Firefox 38.0a2 dev edition

14 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
BSOD while browsing Google on Firefox 38.0a2 dev edition

I was browsing Google, and the BSOD appeared.
This is the 2nd-3rd time it happened on its own.

Also it happens when I move, unplug or plug in my wi-fi adapter TP-Link (TL-WN722N)
I read somewhere that it has something to do with IRQ numbers of usb ports, but i didnt understand it.
Please help! :)

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14 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Hello, Good0guy and welcome to the Forums.

You only have one dump file. It basically blames what you said. This is what it says

BugCheck 50, {fffff8000000ff4f, 8, fffff8000000ff4f, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athurx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athurx.sys
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : athurx.sys ( athurx+9f3bb )
Followup: MachineOwner
That is your Atheros driver written for - TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless Lite N Adapter. As you can see, the driver is pretty old. Go to the Manufacturer of your card's web site and see if you can find a more current driver for your card. You can look at Download - Welcome to TP-LINK, but you would fare better getting it from the Manufacturer's web site. Some companies make changes to their cards and drivers, so the one from the maker's site won't work.

start             end                 module name
fffff880`03e0f000 fffff880`03fed000   athurx   T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athurx.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys
    Image name: athurx.sys
    Timestamp:        Wed Apr 20 05:07:45 2011 (4DAEB071)
    CheckSum:         001E1C78
    ImageSize:        001DE000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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14 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Dear essenbe,

Thank you for the welcome, and thank you for that detailed explanation of my bug.
But im sorry to tell you that i couldnt find any recent driver for this adapter.
20. 04. 2011 is the last one for my win7 home premium.

Does this mean i will have to buy another one?

if it does, could you, please, suggest which one is good ?
And if my network speed is 20Mbps, is there any difference between 150mbps and 300mbps wifi adapter? :)

Thanks in advance.
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14 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

See if this will help you TL-WN722N - Welcome to TP-LINK

As far as the second question, I seriously doubt it. I don't know a lot about Wireless adapters, so I may be the wrong person to ask. But, your ISP is going to deliver bandwidth to you at the same rate, no matter what network adapter you have. The only way, as I see it, the network adapter would make a difference would be if you bought one with slower capabilities than your ISP delivers.

I hope that link works for you. I bought a TP-Link wireless adapter for my HTPC downstairs and it works pretty well. It was a TL-WDN3800. Not that I am recommending it, it is just what I ended up with the only time I have needed one. I am sure it is much more than I need though.
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14 Mar 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I already downloaded driver from that page. It still sais its the same one. Ok, if I get another BSoD, ill post it here, but then I'll probably buy a new one :)

Until then, good bye and take care :)

Thanks again for a fast response :)
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14 Mar 2015   #6

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

OK, thanks and the same to you. I was hoping that the page would have a newer driver for you.
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