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Posted 26 October 2007 - 04:04 PM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:38 AM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 09:00 AM
After you reinstalled the driver are you still getting the BSOD?
Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:50 AM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:37 PM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 01:46 PM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 03:48 PM
Well...let's go back to the system.
A few facts, please.
Agreed. I think the company hasn't kept their drivers up to date. Mine is the "latest" and is dated Oct 2, 2006. (more than a year old) Microsoft has since released many fixes which may be causing the driver to take a poo.
These IRQL issues usually...are bad hardware, bad drivers, or both.
Me too, so for fun, I checked it again. The only errors are identical to the one I already posted, indicating a system Halt. Actually there are two more from when I canceled a CD burn, and warnings from when I unplugged my network cable.
I find it hard to believe that Event Viewer only reflected one error.
? Hard drive? I think you mean modem? In any case the hard drive is a WDC WD 1600BEVS-22RST0 it's a 160 gig SATA drive in an acer laptop, 5630-6288 (oops, forgot to update my signature). I'm fairly certain the modem is NOT listed under the HCL for windows, and as I mentioned earlier, the install was with an unsigned driver from the manufacturer.
How about giving the old hard drive a check and verifying the system specs are compatible with XP?
We may not be
I guess I'm just not convinced that we are focusing on the right thing.
Yes and no. I actually have had it unplugged (now plugged into the smoothwall) and since moving it, have had no BSOD. I then uninstalled the driver to test fate. Nothing either. It only BSOD'd when I was using the modem.
Have you uninstalled the modem...and booted? Has the error appeared then?
Yep, there are no errors.
Ignore the obvious (Device Manager) and check the System tab of Event Viewer for errors with the modem uninstalled.
Posted 27 October 2007 - 05:55 PM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:57 PM
Hmmm. 2K drivers... maybe I'll try to force those thanks for the idea.
FWIW: A driver for XP from 2006 is not necessarily old.
New drivers are needed when only when additional known functionality can be gained for a device or system compatibility issues arise.
XP came out in 2001, I have programs installed and working properly from 2002 and during the early years of XP, many folks just used the old Win 2K drivers.
Yeah, I figured. The modem comes from the government owned communications utility in Costa Rica, but is made in Greece. Go figure. I've got an email in to the modem manufacturer's support people, but that was Friday and here we are in the weekend Their FAQ actually has an entry for BSOD for nMUSB.sys... it's not a new issue. They simply say check the hardware and firmware version, get the new driver, uninstall, reinstall. Oh well.
It seems to me that you need to pursue this with whomever provided a modem that is not compatible (your judgment) with XP, whatever the reason may be that such occurred.
If you are the only person with this issue, there won't be a database to follow up on.
Heh. I've actually had my own external and 2 friend's drives go bad in the last month or two... down here in Costa Rica the changes in humidity and temperature wreak havoc on drives... I go through about one a year... I guess I was a little paranoid 'cause this one is new ;)
FWIW: A hard drive can go bad anytime, the year that it's made, the type, the manufacturer...none of those things determine if the drive will be bad or not. I wasn't implying that your hard drive was chronologically old, just using a common phrase.
Last One : Unsigned drivers don't mean much, my system has a ton of them which work quite well with XP. I'm sure others do also.
Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:36 AM
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