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BSOD - Need help finding out which program is causing it

By abxccd
Jul 29, 2006
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  1. Hi guys,

    Been getting a few BSODs lately at random times.

    The hardware of the system is good. Done tests etc. No spyware and viruses present.

    I have attached a few minidumps in the zip.

    Could you please tell me which program or driver is causing the BSODs?

    Thanks!
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

    Zone Alarm file vsdatant.sys is causing your crashes. Uninstall it in safe mode and reinstall the latest version.
  3. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 541

    All you crashes are caused by "vsdatant.sys." This is part of ZoneAlarm products. Upgrade to to latest version, or if you are using ZoneAlarm firewall, and it still causes problems, try Sygate or Outpost.
  4. abxccd

    abxccd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi guys!

    Cheers for the replies.

    I find it disturbing that the version I am using (6.1.x is the latest stable version, 6.5.x gives lot of problems) worked fine on a previous installation of xp. After the formating and install, this kept happening.

    I have did a few clean installs of Zonealarm already, but I have no idea what is going on.
  5. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 541

    I've had problems with ZoneAlarm as well, which is why I use Sygate. I used to get a bsod everytime I tried to connect to the net. Give Sygate a try.
  6. abxccd

    abxccd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi altheman,

    I have switched to outpost. It's good so far, but a bit hard to get used to.

    Cheers :D
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