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Help with BSOD

Last response: in Windows 7
March 26, 2011 7:55:50 PM

Hi there,

Ive recently put together a new pc and started having this issue two days ago.
It seems when im running firefox certain things trigger a bluescreen, (one i can remember was using google images - this gave me BSOD twice and then was fine). However it doesnt seem to happen all the time, its kind of erratic :/ 

My last dump report is as follows:

26/03/2011 8:49:28 p.m.

I reformatted about 3 weeks ago, (win 7 ultimate 64bit) so its fairly fresh install. The only notable change i can think of is that ive moved the computer and instead of using cable to the router, im using a wireless usb adapter (TP-LINK TL-WN422G 54mbps).

Any ideas? This is really starting to frustrate me.


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a b $ Windows 7
March 26, 2011 8:11:52 PM

Maybe buggy device driver. Did you install the driver for the wireless adapter?
March 26, 2011 8:15:33 PM

Yea the thing had a little install disk, but i had to install the vista driver by pointing to the disk manually. I looked for an updated driver on the net but there wasnt one beyond vista. Recon that could really be the cause ?
For some reason now im actually using the internet while theres a little red cross through the network conectivity icon in the tray 0.0 - which is really wierd.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 26, 2011 8:19:22 PM

I would try uninstalling the driver and then go to windows update and see if windows can find a driver online for the device. But to test that out you would need internet connectivity =). Unless the device works right off the bat.
March 26, 2011 8:29:21 PM

I just got a BAD_POOL_HEADER error in that last one, this page seems to suggest that maybe it is drivers.
I wasnt sure how that could be but maybe it is.
Ive ordered a wireless adapter card anyway - but that still doesnt explain why the status icon is wrong :S
a b $ Windows 7
March 27, 2011 4:01:01 AM

Weird my friend. Other thing it mentioned and another site was anti-virus software. What kind of AV software are you using?
March 27, 2011 4:42:42 AM

Using Avast, which ive never had a problem with
I seem to have it down to the dongle however, ive been using cable all day without a problem, and fixed the icon problem - there were a couple of conflicting connections for some reason, and one of them seemed to be the 'deciscion maker' as to whether the icon was correct or not.

Weird issue really, just wait for my wireless card i guess.