The good old BSOD

Hey guys,

I have recently experienced a couple of visit from our old friend and this comes even after a clean new installation of W7. Strange thing about it is that's not related to using a particular program everytime for flashing the BSOD. I noticed that some of the times was while using the Windows Media Player and once it was when I was listening to some music from the Winamp. Tried the online help and it suggests that could be a wireless driver issue. To say the truth I had my wi-fi router changed last Fri and actually the problems occured ever since. Unfortunately no up-to-date drivers have been found for the specific router model and I'm quite out of ideas on what to do next.

System info as follows:

OS Name    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version    6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description     Not Available
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    SASHKOY
System Manufacturer    Acer
System Model    Extensa 5635Z
System Type    x64-based PC
Processor    Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU       T4200  @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date    Phoenix V0.3213, 7.5.2009 г.
SMBIOS Version    2.5
Windows Directory    C:\Windows
System Directory    C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale    България
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name    sashkoy\sash
Time Zone    FLE Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    3,00 GB
Total Physical Memory    2,93 GB
Available Physical Memory    2,00 GB
Total Virtual Memory    5,86 GB
Available Virtual Memory    4,84 GB
Page File Space    2,93 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys
And a bit more info about the error that gives:

  [B]-[/B] [B]System[/B]     

    [B]-[/B] [B]Provider[/B]     

[  [B]Name[/B]]  Windows Error  Reporting

    [B]-[/B] [B]EventID[/B] 1001     

[  [B]Qualifiers[/B]]  0

[B]Level[/B] 4    

[B]Task[/B] 0    

[B]Keywords[/B] 0x80000000000000    

    [B]-[/B] [B]TimeCreated[/B]     

[  [B]SystemTime[/B]]  2009-11-24T23:06:44.000000000Z

[B]EventRecordID[/B] 694    

[B]Channel[/B] Application    

[B]Computer[/B] sashkoy    

    [B]-[/B] [B]EventData[/B]     




C:\Windows\Minidump\112509-17596-01.dmp  C:\Users\sash\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-34023-0.sysdata.xml  C:\Users\sash\AppData\Local\Temp\WERA092.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml    





Any ideas at all are more than welcome, thanks in advance :)

It seems that the problem got solved from itself i.e. it all came in one place after updating the wifi/network drivers:

Atheros Communications Inc. - Network - Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros - Network - Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
Case is closed :)


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Thanks, Dave. It's all good now, thanks for your post anyway. I hope it would be helpful for any guys that are experiencing the same issue like me. :)

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