Vista bsod on laptop

By dkdummy
Mar 1, 2008
  1. My laptop went berserk with bsod so i decided to reformat and reinstall my vista from the recovery disc. But it didn't help any, now it still gets BSOD minimum once per computer session. Can't find receipt at current state so can't use the tech support , since it prob needs to be handed in for checking so hoped someone here can help , using the (for me not understandable) minidmps. if any more info is needed please just post and I will do my best to answer. I hope it is not a problem that some files have danish language, I hope the vital information can stil be recognized and used.

    After reading several pages on various forums I think it might be either faulty RAM, faulty driver for graphics or faulty driver for wifi ...or all of them together...all of these are up-to-date, and I have no idea about the ram. The ram is something the tech support would know anything about. anyway..all the info should be in the minidmps and in the dxdiag txt

    Thank you for reading this and thank you in advance for any help you can provide for me.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    You can test your memory by creating a bootable CD using

    Understand that 'bad memory' can manifest itself in many ways and affect all aspects of your computing experience, but BSODs are a very common symptom.
  3. dkdummy

    dkdummy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi sorry for the long wait until I replied. I ran memtest with no result. So I rolled back my Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family driver .... no result. still BSOD. Then I removed the buildt-in wireless internet driver and used a external USB wireless internet 'key'. Now it works perfect.
    Until now I have not received any BSOD, I have run games for hours without problems and even left the computer on overnight.

    So the result is that the medion driver for the wireless internet is faulty. and the original Atheros driver also (atheros is the maker of the driver). There is no way I can get the original medion driver that was on the computer when I bought it, the one on the backup disc is faulty and the one on their website is faulty.
    this is so weird.
    Anyway. I hope this can help someone maybe. Good luck with your BSODs !
  4. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Only 2 mimidumps are crashed by athrusb.sys. Another 6 minidumps are related to faulty ram. Repost if your windows still crashed with BSOD.

    Mini022508-01.dmp BugCheck A, {d28fbb5e, 2, 1, 81b98e89}
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiTrap0E+2ac )

    Mini022508-02.dmp BugCheck A, {58bc244c, 2, 0, 8185cc3d}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiIdentifyPfn+52e )

    Mini022508-03.dmp BugCheck A, {b1c2f9cb, 2, 0, 8187bcec}
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExpScanGeneralLookasideList+22 )

    Mini022508-04.dmp BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 88d92e18, 82a0ea1c, 82a0e718}
    Probably caused by : dxgkrnl.sys ( dxgkrnl!VIDMM_LINEAR_POOL::Allocate+6e )

    Mini022508-05.dmp BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 81868340, a2a4f738, 0}
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!FsRtlAcquireFileExclusiveCommon+31 )

    Mini022508-06.dmp BugCheck 19, {20, 84a10a50, 84a110c8, 8cfed97}
    Probably caused by : athrusb.sys ( athrusb+d511 )

    Mini022808-01.dmp BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 7b3ad96f, 82a0e5dc, 82a0e2d8}
    Probably caused by : igdkmd32.sys ( igdkmd32+f62c0 )

    Mini030108-01.dmp BugCheck D1, {fbd78cd3, 2, 1, 8a71ec0f}
    Probably caused by : athrusb.sys ( athrusb+38c0f )
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