Confusing BSODs

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by Nooblet0218, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Nooblet0218

    Nooblet0218 New Member

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    This problem has plagued my windows 7 installation for a very long time.... i wrote a post on these (and many other forums) before giving up on the issue a few months back and switching to a linux operating system. That's fine, i would keep using linux but i am receiving a new graphics card as a gift and i would like to try to play some pc games on my new card, and as you all know serious gaming on linux is pretty tough/near impossible.

    HERE is the link to the post i made a few months back about the same problem. I'll quote it here since it's relevant:

    I have now reinstalled a nice fresh installation of windows. 100% clean. I have set up some of my applications. just a few minutes ago i got a bluescreen that seemed all too familiar. I was doing nothing intensive, in fact i was listening to music through winamp and writing on an index card when i look up and see a BSOD.

    I think the fact that i had no problems running my linux os means that the problem CANNOT be hardware related (can someone confirm?). I think it MUST be a driver. I have only installed a single driver since i re-installed windows 7, the nvidia 258.96 driver for my terrible 7300 LE graphics card, which will soon be upgraded to a 9800 GTX, hence the need to use windows again.

    This is an extremely frustating problem.... i have spent so many countless hours trying to resolve it only to find no solution. i would really like to try to game with this card a bit, but if i simply can't find a solution i'm probably going to try to downgrade to windows xp, and then if that doesn't solve it, switch back to ubuntu and try to play my games through wine.

    Last time i posted on these forums i got 0 replies (as you can see) so i'd really really appreciate ANY advice or ideas. I plan on disabling the nvidia driver and switching back to the one that came with windows 7 and seeing if the problem is solved, but even if that solves my problem, it may ruin my gaming ambitions, right?

    Thanks for reading.

    I have attached the 1 dump i have (so far....).
     

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    TorrentG Banned

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    Hey man. Consider your problems over.

    Code:
    WlanGZG  WlanGZG.sys  Wed Jul 04 22:58:34 2007 
    Update your USB network driver for your specific device, from Zyxel's website. Let me know if you need further help. Enjoy:

    ZyXEL - Country Selector
     
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    huh, i didnt mention that adapter because i thought there was no way that it would be the cause (since i never used this adapter back before i switched os). The thing is, i just installed the driver from the ZyXEL website, the usb adapter did not work as plug and play so i went to the website downloaded the driver and installed it then it worked, i think i was using the latest driver, i'll reinstall it though and see what happens. Thanks, i'm still confused though.
     
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    100% sure it was the cause.

    The driver in use at the time of the crash is the one shown. Update it again, but use the device manager to install.

    Which exact model of wireless usb adapter do you have, out of curiosity?
     
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    I just did that, if i get anther BSOD i'll post here.

    I have a ZyXEL USB Wireless Adapter model number: G-220 V2 (ZyXEL Download Library)

    When i went to the driver download section it was under 'legacy' since it must be rather old.

    i didnt even consider that this BSOD could be unrelated to the plague I had a couple months ago.

    either way thank you for the help!
     
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    Not done yet, heh heh.

    That driver is simply too old to use with Windows 7. So you'll have to purchase something new to use so the bsod do not continue.

    I may be able to locate a newer driver or make you a new one. I need a little information, first.

    In device manager, right click the device. Properties. Details tab. Change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy/paste the results to here.
     
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    USB\VID_0586&PID_340F&REV_4810
    USB\VID_0586&PID_340F

    I can probably just switch to wired ethernet (and i probably will when i get back to my university) if there is no suitable driver for this adapter.

    thank you very much for the help!

    also just in case it matters, i'm french and so is my computer so i'm not 100% sure if what i just pasted is language independent, i assume it is but just in case.
     
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    Here ya go. This should be alright.

    You can only use Internet Explorer for this link:

    Microsoft Update Catalog

    Download and extract this one to a folder on your pc (don't worry about it saying Vista):

    "Windows Vista Drivers (Other Hardware) 7/29/2008 2.2.0.27 1.0 MB 1044928"

    Use device manager to install. Right click on it. Update driver software. Browse my computer. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse. Now navigate to the folder you extracted to and find the .inf file. Double click it. Hit ok. Then hit next. It will install and things will be good.

    You're welcome.
     
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    Wow yep, thank you once again.

    i did all that and i have installed the new driver. thank you very much you were extremely helpful :)
     
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    oops spoke too soon!

    i got another bluescreen, and it mentioned the new driver that i just installed. so i just went ahead and plugged in my ethernet cable and took out the wireless adapter. that should completely solve it, but just in case you're still interested i've uploaded it.
     

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    Yep. Seems Windows 7 really just doesn't like the versions of the drivers available.

    Right. There will be no further crashes of that driver with the adapter removed.

    At least you know the cause though. :)
     

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