By aravinds · 5 replies
Mar 9, 2010
  1. Hi,

    I recently installed win7 64bit Professional on my pc.
    The problem is that when watching videos (either on the web or via VLC) I get BSOD's. They seem to happen randomly (after 1 hour or 15 minutes etc).

    I'm running on the following configuration

    DELL Studio XPS 1645
    Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
    4GB5 Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
    ATI Mobility RADEON® HD 4670 – 1GB3
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB

    I have attached 4 of my minidumps.

    Kindly Help...thank you


    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your issue is with this wireless driver NETw5s64.sys and if you do a search you will find that a number of people with DELL systems running Windows 7 are have issues with this driver.

    In some cases DELL is less than helpful. Go to their website, find your exact laptop model and update to the latest drivers.
  3. aravinds

    aravinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you.

    Based on your research, I downloaded the latest intel 5300n drivers from

    I will monitor my system for a couple of days and report back.


    NOTE: Please add "http : //" (without space) in front of the above URL. The message board did not let me post a URL.
  4. aravinds

    aravinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Looks good so far!! :) :)

    Ran it for almost 12 hours with continuous DLing in the background and no BSOD !!

    Thanks much, Route44...appreciate your time & help.
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Excellent! Glad I could be of help and thanks for getting back to us.
  6. aravinds

    aravinds TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I can now confirm that downloading the new DR I VERS has fixed my blue screen of death issue.

    I have been continuously downloading files for the last 3 days and have not received any blue screen of death error message.

    thank you once again

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