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BSoD help

By highpothesis
Aug 21, 2008
  1. everytime i use the program azureus to download torrents
    i get the blue screen. it only seems to occur when i use that program. I was trying to learn how to read the minidump files myself but everything is complicated.

    this is what shows up at the blue screen:
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    ill put up the files for anyone to take a look.
    any help is much appreciated
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Inside the 3 MiniDumps:
    WG311T13.sys: Driver for (Netgear) Wireless Network Adapter
    Please update your drivers
     
  3. highpothesis

    highpothesis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i took your advice and went to the netgear website.
    it seems that the outdated version i had had blue screen problems and that the new version fixed em.
    i just finished updating my driver. thanks for your help.
    ill post if anything comes up again
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
     
  5. highpothesis

    highpothesis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    BSoD again..

    one month later...
    my pc has go to the blue screen once again.
    the first time I tried to solve the problem by updating my netgear driver and it worked for awhile
    now the BSoD is coming up again
    ill put up the minidumps for anyone to look at. Thanks.
     
  6. highpothesis

    highpothesis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here are the files
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Inside the 3 MiniDumps:
    WG311T13.sys: Atheros Communications, Inc. Driver for Atheros AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter

    A simplistic answer is that it's a PCI device and may be clashing with other devices -- Interrupts, IRQs, memory address -- that sort of thing. XP is pretty good at allowing devices to share resources but this may conceal problems.

    Try moving the WG311 to a different PCI slot. Go into the BIOS and disable devices you don't use -- Game Port, COM ports, Printer/Parallel port.

    And possibly check for updated drivers again
    Or just get a new Network card !!!
     
  8. highpothesis

    highpothesis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i probably should get a new network card.
    have any good recommendations?
    anyways thanks for the quick response. ill let you know how it goes
     
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