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A Serious Error Suspected Mainly Caused By Windowsxp Rndis Driver

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#1 dbboy


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Posted 28 July 2006 - 04:22 PM

Hi guys,
I encouter a seriouls driver error and I suspected it is caused by Microsoft RNDIS driver(Specificly, the C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usb8023.sys, 11kb, 2001-8-23 2:00) :thumbsup: . Here is the result from Windbg when I check the dump file when bluescreen and crash happen.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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The current thread is making a bad pool request. Typically this is at a bad IRQL level or double freeing the same allocation, etc.
Arg1: 00000007, Attempt to free pool which was already freed
Arg2: 00000cd4, (reserved)
Arg3: 021e0002, Memory contents of the pool block
Arg4: 86ae71f8, Address of the block of pool being deallocated

Debugging Details:

POOL_ADDRESS: 86ae71f8






LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 80550fc5 to 805371aa

f7a61ba0 80550fc5 000000c2 00000007 00000cd4 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1b
f7a61bf0 f741c60f 86ae71f8 00000000 f7a61c34 nt!ExFreePoolWithTag+0x2c1
f7a61c00 f7b44bc6 86ae71f8 00000084 00000000 NDIS!NdisFreeMemory+0x3b
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
f7a61c34 f7422fe4 00000000 f7a61c5c 867603d4 eacfilt+0xbc6
f7a61cd0 f742563d 806ff830 86638858 804e5d81 NDIS!ndisInitializeBinding+0x189
f7a61d58 f74256d6 867c05b8 805694c0 86fc3a20 NDIS!ndisCheckAdapterBindings+0x13a
f7a61d6c f7421bfe 867c05b0 00638858 f7a61dac NDIS!ndisQueuedCheckAdapterBindings+0x83
f7a61d7c 804e23b5 867c05b0 00000000 86fc3a20 NDIS!ndisWorkItemHandler+0xe
f7a61dac 80574128 867c05b0 00000000 00000000 nt!ExpWorkerThread+0xef
f7a61ddc 804efc81 804e22f1 00000000 00000000 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x34
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt!KiThreadStartup+0x16


f7b44bc6 ?? ???



MODULE_NAME: eacfilt

IMAGE_NAME: eacfilt.sys


SYMBOL_NAME: eacfilt+bc6

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xc2_7_aPmI_eacfilt+bc6

BUCKET_ID: 0xc2_7_aPmI_eacfilt+bc6

Followup: MachineOwner

It can be found that the crash happen in NdisFreeMemory(). So I am sure that it is the rndis driver that make the crash happen. When the crash happen, sometimes I am doing nothing and just keep the RNDIS connected to my PC, then system crahs left a dump file. For manytimes, the bugcheck error from the dump are toally the same.

Is my analysis correct? I hope so actually :flowers: . Does anybody know how I can get the latest Windows XP RNDIS driver? As I know from WidowsXP, it is shipped with the OS together.

Thanks a hunders of time for your reply.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 05:13 PM

Is this what you are looking for? Remote NDIS USB Driver Kit

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 05:15 PM

Have you checked all devices in the device manager especially the USB section to see if you have a yellow or red warning icon?

If so, update the driver.

Do you have SP2 and subsequent MS Critical Updates installed?

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 10:48 AM

Just because the crash occurred in NdisFreeMemory doesn't mean that that caused the crash. For example, a bad driver for a USB device could be attempting to access NdisFreeMemory in a way that NdisFreeMemory doesn't know how to handle - then it's the other USB driver that's causing the error even though it crashes NdisFreeMemory.

Also, I find no reference to usb8023.sys in your crash dump - so why do you think that this file is at fault? I did find reference to eacfilt.sys which is also related to this system.

If you're current on Windows Update, you're current on the versions for these files (that's how Windows Update works).

Here's some things to try:
1) Update your motherboard/chipset drivers (IMO these are the most likely source of the problem).
2) Run SFC. EXE /SCANNOW from the Run dialog. Visit Windows Update immediately after the scan in case it replaced some updated files.
3) Run a repair install of Windows XP using this link: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Here's a link that describes more about the STOP 0xC2 error: http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php#0xc2
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