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Windows 7: w7 blue screen when using wireless

21 Apr 2009   #1

windows 7
w7 blue screen when using wireless

hey, i've been using windows 7 for couple of months and it's been great. however, I have one problem. as long as my wireless switch on the laptop (sony vaio vgn-fe890) is turned off, everything works just fine. but when i use wireless connection w7 crashes giving me the blue screen every 15min or so. Could anyone help me out with this?

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21 Apr 2009   #2

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Update the driver if you can.
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21 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7

I'm kind of having the same problems.
Can you tell what the model number of the card is.

For right now, do you have any extra wireless cards, like external cards.
See if it happens when you plug it in.
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26 Apr 2009   #4

windows 7

Updated my drivers, still the problem remains. This is the only issue with w7 on my laptop and it is really annoying, cause i need wireless internet quite often. any other ideas how to deal with this?
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26 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7

what's your wireless card's model number?
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28 Apr 2009   #6

windows 7

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
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24 Jul 2009   #7

win7 rc1

what you need to do is find driver for winxp, and force it to install it... from device manager...

how it worked for me ( not wirteless, but same princip, download xpdriver fore wirelesscard and it should work

What you need to do is:
Go to asus HomePage, download driver for winxp for you motherboard (p5k in my case) now dont open no .exe ****, it will just say not combatible...
now open you "Device manager" Go to "network adapters" "Atheros BLA BLA BLA L1 Gigabit ect ect ect", now rightclick and "update driver software"
"Browse my computer for driver software" "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer" then you click "Have disk" now browse your files (if you download it from asus the dir will be: "AtherosL1>>x86x64>>WinXP_32>>and then some .inf file....Open it!!!Then you get a list of devices, pick the oldest one, and PUF it works Just download BFH, playing mysic from, video on youtube, porn on pornhub xD, and no crash after i did this... Hope it helps... If it dont, write me : Will gladly help you, since those prics at asus told me there will be no fix untill w7 is released -.-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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25 Jul 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP


How did you update the drivers?

If you didn't get them from the Intel site, here's a link: Download Software, Drivers and Utilities Filters
Ensure that you select the correct Vista version (32 bit or 64 bit) and download it.

Uninstall your current wireless drivers through Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program
Right click on the Vista driver and select the Compatibility tab
Then select the "Change settings for all users" button
Select "Run as Windows Vista" and "Run as administrator", then click on Apply and OK to exit the dialogs.
Right click on the installer and select "Run as administrator" and let it install.

If it still gives you the BSOD, please zip up the contents of the C:\Windows\Minidump directory and upload the .zip file here for us to have a look at.
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25 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7

Thanks for your guys help.
But for some reason, I don't get BSoD anymore.

If they do start to happen again, I will post it again.

Thanks everyone who tried to help, I really appreciate it.
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11 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Hi Usasma,

sorry to bump an old post and I've literally just registered this page because this is the seem to resemble the exact problem I've been having. So I apologise if I broke any rules.

As said, it looks like I've having the exact problem discribed here. Attached is the minidump

i'm using windows 7 ultimate 64-bit english

nearly 99% sure it's the wireless acting up -- I experience no BSOD as when I turn off the internal wireless and plug in an external usb wireless adapter.

my laptop is a Dell XPS M1330 - and lucky for me Dell has not posted any windows7 drivers on their support pages. not sure if that info helps with anything.

any help or advice is greatly appreciated.


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