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Windows 7: netr28x.sys and the unknown driver?

13 Sep 2010   #1
josh99ta

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
netr28x.sys and the unknown driver?

I've been getting the BSOD from every which way and think I have most all of it taken care of (Norton's is a nasty, nasty piece of work). Problem is I'm still showing one driver that caused a BSOD, netr28x.sys, and from what I can find it points to a RaLink RT2860 Series Wireless LAN Card. Problem is I don't have that card. I have a Edimax 802.11n wireless card. What gives there? I'm trying to update all necessary drivers to maintain system stability, but I don't know what I'm supposed to be updating as I don't have a RaLink card. I also see that netr28x.sys can be tied up to malware. Is that a possibility? Should I just update my Edimax card driver (I'm completely lost on Edimax's site)?

I'm not tech-savvy by any stretch of the imagination and learning all this as I go so I really appreciate any help you guys can give me in layman's terms. It is very much appreciated.


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13 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Run an antivirus scan
Run a malwarebytes scan, after you download it
Run the long scan and be sure to update before scan

If clean Go to the driver in question. Change the .exe to .bup. It is now harmless. If needed it is there and can be restored, if not the computer will not recognize it.
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13 Sep 2010   #3
josh99ta

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Awesome. Will do. How do I find that specific driver on my system? Like I said, I'm not tech-savvy at all. When I type it into my Windows search it just pulls up the EventSys file from a crash dump (I think). I went into the C drive, Windows, system32, drivers and it's there as .sys, but I don't see the .exe version to change the name on.
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13 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Click on the computer icon, desktop
click on c drive
then go to
windows
system32
drivers and look for it.

If that is what you tried, try once more, if not sucessful we will work around.

boot before and after the attempt.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, click on it and go into properties.
Make a system restore point first.
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