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Windows 7: Windows 7 keeps crashing, Blue screen ?

16 Jun 2010   #21
Rottweiler

Windows 7
 
 

i have just had a thought, when ever the pc crashes utorrent is also running ???


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16 Jun 2010   #22
Rottweiler

Windows 7
 
 

update, i have just run Windows update and this appeared, see attachment
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16 Jun 2010   #23
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Did you update it?
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16 Jun 2010   #24
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rottweiler View Post
i have just had a thought, when ever the pc crashes utorrent is also running ???
Which would sort of lend itself to the network driver theory, Utorrent creates hundreds of connections and really pushes your network card.
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16 Jun 2010   #25
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rottweiler View Post
update, i have just run Windows update and this appeared, see attachment
Please don't use Windows Update to download the update it can cause more problems. It won't pick the best drivers its adviable to download the drivers from the vendors website. This is thier webiste Atheros Communications. This is one of our Seven Forum members webiste he is kind enough to maintain a list of all drivers and download links Drivers and Downloads

Hope this helps,
Captain
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16 Jun 2010   #26
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rottweiler View Post
update, i have just run Windows update and this appeared, see attachment
Please don't use Windows Update to download the update it can cause more problems. It won't pick the best drivers its adviable to download the drivers from the vendors website. This is thier webiste Atheros Communications. This is one of our Seven Forum members webiste he is kind enough to maintain a list of all drivers and download links Drivers and Downloads

Hope this helps,
Captain
I must respectfully disagree. MS spent a fortune getting drivers into the Win7 installer or quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. In many cases they paid to build the drivers themselves in a partnership at Windows Hardware Quality Labs. This was because many manufacturer's held out in Vista to force users to buy newer hardware.

You can use the drivers given by installer and optional Windows Upate, unless performance dictates otherwise.

This device is older and reads as if it is possibly unsuitable for Win7, so getting a Windows Update driver is a lifeline.

I would have also tried the Vista driver in Vista compat mode in addition to XP.
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16 Jun 2010   #27
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

I must respectfully disagree. MS spent a fortune getting drivers into the Win7 installer or quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. In many cases they paid to build the drivers themselves in a partnership at Windows Hardware Quality Labs. This was because many manufacturer's held out in Vista to force users to buy newer hardware.

You can use the drivers given by installer and optional Windows Upate, unless performance dictates otherwise.

This device is older and reads as if it is possibly unsuitable for Win7, so getting a Windows Update driver is a lifeline.

I would have also tried the Vista driver in Vista compat mode in addition to XP.
Greg,

I understand your point but if you go through the BSOD thread most of them casue due to a bad driver that comes through Windows Update. It's not just my opinion if you check usasma webiste Drivers and Downloads he has also mentioned about it.

- Captain
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16 Jun 2010   #28
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Greg, I also have to disagree. Windows Update did not pick the best driver for two different graphics cards. Under both of those drivers, my computer kept freezing. I had to get the correct drivers from NVidia. I have experienced the same working with BSOD's here. I also recommend not using Windows Update for drivers.
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16 Jun 2010   #29
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Surely though, the OP has nothing to lose? the drivers for the Wireless dongle are dated 2007 (the same as the ones on the manufacturors website, which I already told him to download by the way.) and they are causing issues. the driver being offered by WU is dated 2008. If it fixes it and drivers are unavailable elsewhere I say go for it.
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16 Jun 2010   #30
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

In this case, I certainly agree. I was merely responding to Greg's post. If it were me, I would definitely try it.
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