6 consecutive C2 & 8E BSODs in one day...help with minidump analysis...please

By fsa259
Sep 5, 2007
  1. The machine just recovered from some trojans and after several hours of ritual safe mode cleansing, I was landed with several BSODs. My limited knowledge says they were caused by possible driver malfunctions and the only solution is to uninstall each and reinstall.

    However, there was nothing I recently installed which could have caused this and I feel it could end up being like looking for a needle in a haystack. I have included all the minidumps from today on a zipped file with this post.

    It would be a huge help if anyone with more expertise would be able to shed a little more light on which specific driver, or anything else, could be causing this.

    Many thanks.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I believe you have two problems here.

    Vax347b.sys which belongs to Alcohol120% and vsdatant.sys which is part of Zonealarm. Both these programmes are known to cause problems on some systems.

    I suggest you uninstall both programmes. Try using a different firewall programme as below and see if your problem goes away.

    Kerio or Comodo free firewall programmes.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. fsa259

    fsa259 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    zonealarm should already be uninstalled...

    i could have sworn i got rid of it after some earlier issues with zonealarm....but if remnants are still there despite using registry cleaners then it could be a stubborn one to get rid of.

    uninstalled alcohol120% and so far, no BSODs have caused any grief.

    thanks howard.
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