Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

nwifi.sys BSOD


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 McJon

McJon

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:25 PM

Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:19 PM

Yesterday evening I started getting a blue screen referencing nwifi.sys. I was able to reboot in safe mode with networking and everything appears to work just fine, even the wireless. However, with a normal boot it crashes somewhere in the load process, usually shortly after I log in.

Disabling the wireless device fixed the BSOD problem, but I'd really like to use wireless on my laptop. I tried removing the driver (with check to delete all files), but after a reboot it tries to auto install the device and I get the crash shortly afterward. Also, almost as soon as I enable the driver it crashes, at which point I have to safe boot and disable it again in order to get a normal boot to work.

Below is some information from one of the crashes. Anyone have any ideas?

031211-49062-01.dmp 3/12/2011 3:23:48 PM SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff880`04806cec fffff880`081b1c00 00000000`00000000 nwifi.sys nwifi.sys+6cec x64 C:\Windows\Minidump\031211-49062-01.dmp 2 15 7600 277,592

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,489 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:01:25 PM

Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:21 AM

The nwifi.sys is your wireless driver, this is a native driver which will reinstall every time it is uninstalled and you restart your computer.

What is the make and model of this computer?

How are you uninstalling the driver? In Device Manager?

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#3 McJon

McJon
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:25 PM

Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:09 PM

I have a gateway laptop, NV58.

I have been removing and disabling the driver through device manager.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users