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wireless lan causes vista bluescreen

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
 

Perris Calderon

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Re: got my box back

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
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
 

Perris Calderon

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Re: got my box back

ya, will track it down and post here later tonight

that'd be great zombie, can't wait to see what you see
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
 

American Zombie

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Re: got my box back

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.
 

Perris Calderon

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Re: got my box back

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.
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
 

Perris Calderon

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Re: got my box back

all I see in "about" is vista home premium version 6, that's all belarc advisor says also

it's 32 bit, came on the box preinstalled

gonna try to get that dump file again, be right back
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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American Zombie

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Re: got my box back

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.
 

Perris Calderon

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Re: got my box back

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

thanx american lzombie, preciate it
 

Perris Calderon

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Re: got my box back

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

thanx american lzombie, preciate it
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
 

American Zombie

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Re: got my box back

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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Psyborg

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Re: got my box back

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
 

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