wireless lan causes vista bluescreen

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Perris Calderon

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    hp was really fast, they let me ship the box without the hard drive, they tested it with their hardrive instead

    they reproduced the problem, say it's the motherboard, replaced, sent off, I put the original hardrive back in, booted quick and I'm off and running

    let's see if the motherboard was the cause of the problem or a victim of the problem
     
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    :)
     
  3. Perris Calderon

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    damn it, two bsod's last nite.

    not the motherboard, obviously...gonna wait for a few more, see if they want to use the dump file to debug

    my new box, a gateway with 3 gigs memory is doing fine, lightening quick and hasn't had a stability issue once so it's definately some hardware on this hp
     
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    If you want to post the dump I will look at it as I have all of the debugging tools installed.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

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    ya, will track it down and post here later tonight

    that'd be great zombie, can't wait to see what you see
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    well, been doing some research and supposedly if I try to access the dump file vista won't copy it and if I wait too long it will delete the file

    anybody try copying the dump file in vista yet?

    also, if someone could post the path for me to enter into run I'd appreciate it
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    looks like this is the file, let me know if you can open it
     

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  8. American Zombie

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    That zip only contains a shortcut to the dmp file.

    What vista is this?

    RTM or with SP1 RC and 32 or 64 bit

    Need to know as they use different symbols.
     
  9. Perris Calderon

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    all I see in "about" is vista home premium version 6, it's 32 bit, came on the box preinstalled

    gonna try to get that dump file again, be right back
     
  10. Perris Calderon

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    like an idiot I sent the dump to the desktop without realizing I was creating a shortcut instead of a copy, it wouldn't copy manually but I dragged it over and I believe this is it, give it a shot
     

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    Without posting the complete output, here is what the dump said may be the reason for the fault.

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

    Probably caused by : bcmwl6.sys

    Quick search came up with that being a wireless network adapter driver.
     
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  12. Perris Calderon

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    wow, this might make some sense, will contact hp and see what they say

    thanx american lzombie, preciate it
     
  13. Perris Calderon

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    hey, guess what?

    I only seam to get these bsod's at home, I wonder if there is some kind of conflict with my 802 and this adapter, it is odd I only seem to get the blue screens home

    interesting
     
  14. American Zombie

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    Not sure but at least you now have what the dump says may be the reason. If you get another BSOD and post the dump I will debug then see if it points to the same driver.

    Any driver updates that you know of?

    Edit: This same laptop is ok at other places?

    Was just reading an article about a BSOD in a laptop with the dump file pointing to the bcmwl6.sys driver. After trying driver updates that failed to solve the problem the guy replaced the wireless router and the BSOD never happened again. Seems strange to me though that a router could cause this.
     
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  15. Perris Calderon

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    gonna check tomorrow, thanx again
     
  16. American Zombie

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    See my edit.
     
  17. Perris Calderon

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    see if the article says which router it is

    seems strange to me also and here's the funny thing, I got these bsod's in a certain spot more often then other spots in the house

    maybe a frequency resonance thing I'm thinking
     
  18. American Zombie

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    It was a D-Link but did not say what model.
     
  19. Perris Calderon

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    tee hee, I have a d link
     
  20. Psyborg

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    seems like you may have to splash the cash on a new router:

    http://www.computerhaven.info/forum/printable.aspx?m=65169

    http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24457

    wouldn't mind but i'd read great things about d-link routers as my old belkin wireless router overheated and went bust last week :(

    no laughing in the back rows please! it may have been a belkin but it served me well for years, hasnt put me off saving up for this one:

    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=341158