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    Hi, Today i found out that my windows 8.1 Gets BSOD and the Error is with Vmware Workstation when running Backtrack5R3With Alfa AWUS036H Wireless card the Workstation works for 10-15 minutes then on my main computer BSOD comes up saying DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Here is the error

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional

    Hello oglocwagger420 and welcome to the Forums,

    Please don't bump your thread; it's against the forum rules and disadvantageous for you as it makes the thread seem more busy as if you were receiving assistance.
    2) No useless posts, e.g., thread bumping, useless one liners, junk posting to increase post count, and identical multi-postings in different forums.
    Read here: Forum Rules.


    Are you aware that your machine is very old, and that the Dell support page (this one) doesn't offer any driver updates for Windows 7 or 8?


    P2P Warning!

    Important: I notice that there are one or more P2P (Person to person) file sharing programs on your computer;

    1. BitTorrent

    Please note that using any form of peer to peer networking is highly dangerous, as there is no way to identify the source of the files you download, and you can expect an infestation of malware to occur.

    Years ago P2P file sharing was safe and easy to do. And while the latter may still be so today, it is most certainly not safe anymore. A peer to peer program is a direct conduit into your computer. Most of these programs lack proper security measures and malware writers can easily breach them, and they continue to exploit the users of these programs to spread their malware.
    As addition to that; while using a P2P program, your computer may be sharing way more than you want it to. There have been reports of people's passwords, personal, private and financial data being exposed via P2P networks, only because they had a peer to peer program installed, and lacked the skills to configure it properly.

    Please read the following reports on the dangers of using peer to peer programs and file sharing.
    Risks of P2P systems.
    File sharing infects 500.000 computers.
    File sharing dangers involve more than legal troubles.
    Seattle man arrested for P2P identity theft.

    I highly recommend that you uninstall the above mentioned P2P programs, as I can not guarantee your safety from malware if you leave them installed and the likelihood of reinfection is very high to certain.
    You can uninstall them by doing the following steps;

    1. Click on the .
    2. Click on Control Panel and under Programs click on Uninstall a program.
    3. Wait for the list to update, and when done, please right-click on the icon of the program(s) mentioned above and select Uninstall.
    4. Follow the on screen instructions, and when prompted, please restart your computer.

      When you have multiple P2P programs installed Click No - I will manually restart later when prompted to restart, and repeat steps three and four until all programs are uninstalled, and click Yes - Restart now when you have finished uninstalling the last P2P program.
      If you choose not to uninstall them, please refrain from using any P2P program during this fix! Using them may interfere with any measures we may take.


    *                                                                             *
    *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
    BugCheck D1, {3c, 2, 1, fffff800035b1c45}
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vmusb.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vmusb.sys
    Probably caused by : vmusb.sys ( vmusb+4c45 )
    Followup: MachineOwner
    Usual cause: Faulty driver.
    More info Bug Check 0xD1
    Driver Reference Table vmusb.sys


    0: kd> lmvm vmusb
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`035ad000 fffff800`035bc000   vmusb    T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: vmusb.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vmusb.sys
        Image name: vmusb.sys
        Timestamp:        Sat Aug 17 01:38:47 2013 (520EB807)
        CheckSum:         0000FBC1
        ImageSize:        0000F000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Usually I'd ask you to download and install the latest driver, but since you're using a recent one, and their driver download page (this one) doesn't offer any driver downloads, I'd say that it'd be best to reinstall the software, using this link to see if it resolves the issue.


    Please update the following drivers (if an update is available) since they're very old:
    iaStorV      Intel RAID Controller  Kernel         4/12/2011 4:48:16 AM
    OEM02Dev     Creative Camera OEM002 Kernel        10/11/2007 1:29:24 PM 
    OEM02Vfx     Creative Camera OEM002 Kernel        3/5/2007 9:55:47 PM
    rimmptsk     rimmptsk               Kernel        11/18/2006 12:49:50 PM
    rismxdp      Ricoh xD-Picture Card  Kernel        11/18/2006 3:07:46 PM
    RTL8187      Realtek RTL8187 Wirele Kernel        12/9/2009 8:16:39 PM 
    SiSRaid2     SiSRaid2               Kernel        9/25/2008 4:28:20 AM  
    SiSRaid4     SiSRaid4               Kernel        10/2/2008 7:56:04 AM
    stexstor     stexstor               Kernel        11/27/2012 11:02:51 AM
    WDC_SAM      WD SCSI Pass Thru driv Kernel        4/16/2008 6:39:08 PM 
    PxHlpa64     PxHlpa64               Kernel        10/18/2011 1:29:34 AM
    Driver Reference Table:

    Good luck and keep us posted,
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    Hi thank you for helping me but i formatted the laptop to windows 7 and updated all the drivers and updated Vmware WorkStation and im still getting the Same error is there any particular reason why this is happening ? thanks!
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional

    So you now have Windows 7 installed?

    If so, I'd redirect you to our sister Forum,
    You can make a thread there in the BSoD Help and Support subforum and link to this thread so that we know what steps have already been already taken.
    In your OP there, please follow the BSoD Posting Instructions and attach the .zip created.
    Also please link that thread here so that I can follow the thread and see if I can assist you there

    To know the reason why this is still happening I'd need to see the updated dumpfiles.

    Good luck and keep us posted,
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    Posts : 46
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional

    You're welcome

    One of our debuggers at the SevenForums will be with you shortly to assist you with your issue.

    Good luck,
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