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raspppoe driver unloads at start-up

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#1 dirtyamerican


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:23 PM

I have a 2005 compaq with Windows XP home, updated to Sp3. I figured out that the driver file raspppoe.sys has a problem at start-up. I get the message "driver unloaded without cancelling pending operations". My computer only starts up in safe mode now and I have no internet connection. I lost my backup disc long ago. I've tried renaming the file and rebooting without success. Any help to solve this frustrating problem is greatly appreciated!!!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:35 PM

Description: File raspppoe.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows XP are 41,472 bytes (95% of all occurrence), 38,912 bytes.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. raspppoe.sys is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window.

Please check the location of the file - Make sure it has not been stopped in Services , if so uncheck the stop on it -
Also check that all drivers are fully updated - Accessories > Control Panel > System > Hardware and look for error marks -
Uninstall and reinstall any suspect drivers -

Thank You -
Edited to add quote from File.net -

Edited by noknojon, 25 October 2010 - 10:37 PM.

#3 dirtyamerican

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:21 PM

Thanks for the help! I did a search for the system32 folder and found it however I couldn't find raspppoe in the device manager nor in services. So I'm still sittin dead in the water, so to speak.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:52 PM

Let's try this.

Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html and double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.

When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.

Save the report as BSOD.txt.

Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.


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