Atheros update crashing computer.

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  1. danieljag1

    danieljag1 Well-Known Member

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    I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my sister's laptop, and when I was completing the first updates (like 100 of them), the computer gave me blue screen. I turned the computer back on and the internet wouldn't work at all! I reinstalled windows 7 again, and this time I didn't do any updates. I went to the device manager and selected the Atheros AR5007 driver and selected "update". Halfway through, the computer gave me BSOD. I rolled back the driver to previous version and all works well now. Is there a fix to this? Or should I just never update the driver again?
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I think I looked earlier and there was not a Windows 7 driver for the WiFi device. If it has a Vista driver for your bit version, you might try running the installer in the Vista compatibility mode.

    You could do a search for AR5xxx drivers and see if anything shows up. I can not recommend any particular site, so I did not give any links.
     
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    danieljag1 Well-Known Member

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    I have Windows 7 and in "device manager" it shows a device for atheros AR5007. I have downloaded the latest update from their website and installed it, but there is still showing an available update in Windows Update
     
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    You can hide an update in Windows Update. That would keep it from being offered again.
     

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