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BSOD Driver IRQL/ afd.sys: Need help

By NJL
Jan 6, 2007
  1. Hi, I've been getting a BSOD for a while now, usually when I'm on the internet..I'm runing XP Home SP2 updated...I've tried mem test-no errors detected, formated my HD, reinstalled windows twice.. still getting the BSOD... here's more info:

    Driver IRQL not less or Equal
    stop: 0*000000d1(0*00000000,0*0000002..)

    afd.sys BA2A6937 base@ BA29Q000, Datestamp 41107eb5


    Event Viewer: System Error Cat: 102 Event ID:1003
    Description: Error code 000000d1, parameter1 00000000, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 bade3937

    Thanks for the help.. please reply
     
  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    All the dumps are caused by sm.sys. I can't find any info on this file, do a search on your system to see if you can out what it belongs to.

    BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 0, badec937}
    Probably caused by : sm.sys ( sm+4baf )

    Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\sm.sys
    Image name: sm.sys
    Timestamp: Tue Jun 13 20:39:26 2006 (448EB1FE)
     
  3. NJL

    NJL TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I clicked start-search...sm.sys ---result...c:windows/system32/drivers (type:system file) (date modified-June 13, 2006).. It's a driver to a free banner/pop-up blocker program I run called Secretmaker (I dl it off downloads.com).. if I remove the program would this fix my BSOD problem.. or should I just try and update it or is there another way to fix the problem and keep the program? Any advice?Thanks.
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Try reading through the hundreds of messages you will find with a Google search for "IRQL_Not_Less_or_Equal"
    and
    "BSOD +afd.sys"
    There is an astonishing amount of information and fixes available. These 750 lists will help you boil down the problem, since you know all your equipment and we do not.
    Also, Microsoft has a large number of helpful information postings of the problem and what to do.
     
  5. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    You'll need to uninstall it to see if it resolves the problem (most likely). You can always try reinstalling it later, with an update if available.
     
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