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BSOD's, Programs & Updates M.I.A---He!! Broke Luce!


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:36 AM

Win 7 Home Prem SP1 x64, Gateway NV59C Laptop"fresh" re-install 5/20/12.
Booted "normally" 2 or 3 times, then BSOD's
BSOD's on Normal & Safe with Networking, Boots successfully in Safe-Mode
Startup repair yielded no errors/repairs

Bluescreen View log: [attachment=124538:bluescreen.txt]

What's new or different:
Installed Windows 8 Release Preview (RC) in VMWare player 5/31
Netgear wireless N router crapped out on 5/30--
Re-installed my backup G router & Atheros Wireless LAN Driver from here 5/30

What happened:
Booted laptop around 7 pm last eve (it's 2:30 am here) and had to assist my elderly Mom so I didn't see if any error message(s) appeared on boot but I knew something was awry when about 10 mins later I heard the Windows "Startup Sound" (I have it un-checked). Fired up Firefox and was met with the "Firefox is not set as your current browser...would you like..." (it is, or at least it was before this incident). Fired up Chrome and checked the settings...not default, tried opening IE9 to see if it had somehow been set as default.... got a brief "flash" & nothing

Upon opening Control Panel> Programs> Add/remove to check the staus of IE, I saw only 5 or so programs total listed as "installed" :unsure: Add/remove components listed not IE9, but IE8 and was "unchecked" :blink:. A check of installed updates yielded only 2 Hotfixes listed. Windows Update status was that of a fresh install...select preferences, etc... "Last checked" was listed as "never" and subsequent check yielded 60 or so available updates. System programs wouldn't open, ie: Event Viewer, System Restore, MSSE Others would (cmd, comp mgmt)

At this point a reinstall seems likely but need some help scanning for potential hardware /software/driver...etc issues.

EDIT TO ADD
: I did scan with MBAM in safe mode, no baddies found

2nd EDIT Attach Mini ToolBox result: [attachment=124539:Result.txt]

Edited by Union_Thug, 02 June 2012 - 02:06 AM.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:27 AM

Please zip up the minidumps and attach the resultant zip file to your next reply so I can have a closer look. There's a chance I might get some more useful info from them.
  • Navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump <<< folder
  • Click on the first minidump file to select it.
  • Hold down the <Shift> key, and click on the last minidump file to select all of the files.
  • Release the <Shift> key.
  • Now, right-click on any one of the selected files > Send to ... > Compressed (zipped) Folder.
    The zip file will be located in the same place (the Minidump folder).
  • Attach the zip file to your next reply.
    When you click on Add Reply, you will see the facility to attach a file just below the box where you type your message.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:35 AM

Hello AA, thank you for your attention, I feel better already!

Minidumps: [attachment=124540:060112-27814-01.zip]

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:39 AM

Thanks! I've only got a few minutes before dinner tonight ... but will continue after that to have a look at the dumps. Will get back to you.

STOP 0x000000D4: SYSTEM_SCAN_AT_RAISED_IRQL_CAUGHT_IMPROPER_DRIVER_UNLOAD
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:44 AM

The last dump gives >>> Probably caused by : vwifibus.sys
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:46 AM

:thumbup2: Although it's 3:45 am here, I should be online for a few hours. I will take a look @ the Carrona link you supplied & try to edumacate myself. Enjoy your dinner!

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:04 AM

This is odd: I'm posting this on the "sick" computer. I unchecked automatically restart last time in safe-mode then booted "normal" to try and reproduce & copy the STOP message I got the last time --"KD(someting)64.sys" & it booted to the desktop.:blink:

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:38 AM

... the STOP message I got the last time --"KD(someting)64.sys" ...

k57amd64.sys .... ??? >>> Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet driver
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:52 AM

Yes, that's it. Why would this cause BSOD if
1) I am not using Ethernet LAN (using Wireless)
2) had set it to "Disabled" prior to this mess? Now it shows as a yellow ? in Device Mgr.

The last dump gives >>> Probably caused by : vwifibus.sys


Dunno what this is. :blink:

Edited by Union_Thug, 02 June 2012 - 03:54 AM.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:02 AM

All 4 dumps are very much the same.

I am going to take a little liberty and suppose ...

Looking at the WinDbg output, you will see that k57amd64.sys is an unloaded module. Based on the description of this bugcheck code .... I think it is THE module that is unloading and causing the crash.

The SYSTEM_SCAN_AT_RAISED_IRQL_CAUGHT_IMPROPER_DRIVER_UNLOAD bug check has a value of 0x000000D4. This indicates that a driver did not cancel pending operations before unloading.


Why? I don't know. >>> Better luck next time???

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WinDbg output 060212-18704-01.dmp
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:06 AM


The last dump gives >>> Probably caused by : vwifibus.sys


Dunno what this is. :blink:

That's a furphy!

It's a red-herring, a misleading conclusion drawn by the WinDbg application, based on what it sees as the uppermost device in the crash stack. However, the real culprit had already unloaded and was nowhere to be seen!
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:30 AM

Why? I don't know. >>> Better luck next time???


That makes 2 of us. :hysterical:

Now that you point it out, this driver was causing a recurring error messages in Event Viewer @ every boot which I thought to be harmless since I had LAN disabled anyway.

What my concern is at this point is what caused the system to apparently "roll back" to (seemingly) a state just after I re-installed the OS on 5/20 and before I installed Updates, OEM device drivers & 3rd party programs. Could the system "call for" (for lack of a better term) this "roll back" of it's own volition? Chkdsk? Startup Repair? My concern is if it's a hardware problem that caused it, even if I re-install it probably will happen again.

Your thoughts?

Edited by Union_Thug, 02 June 2012 - 04:33 AM.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:36 AM

That's a furphy!

It's a red-herring, a misleading conclusion drawn by the WinDbg application, based on what it sees as the uppermost device in the crash stack. However, the real culprit had already unloaded and was nowhere to be seen!


...and you actually LIKE doin this debugging stuff? :lmao:

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:40 AM

...and you actually LIKE doin this debugging stuff? :lmao:

Yes, I find it to be a fun/enjoyable and worthy challenge most/some of the time. And besides, since I'm the only one debugging dumps around here, nobody really knows whether I know what I'm doing or not!!! :hysterical:
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:46 AM

... this driver was causing a recurring error messages in Event Viewer @ every boot which I thought to be harmless ...

That's interesting! Apparently not so harmless?

The whole episode is a mystery to me ... as far as what happened, why it happened and how it happened.

I don't think you have much other option than to begin with a fresh installation all over again, only this time you are a wiser and more vigilant and suspicious observer and will hopefully pick up on something awry that you missed or did wrong last time.

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