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BSOD issues on Windows 8 Pro

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    New Update: Got the new adapter, but Nvidia's MCP Networking drivers still show sorta high DPC latency (about 1 ms). That could be normal, however, so I'll report back if anything happens. The newer adapter definitely works better in any case; much less ping than before, though speeds are slightly lower (not enough to make a major difference, though).

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  2. #12


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    If you only intend to use the machine with wireless, then disable onboard lan in the bios.

    Which is new adapter? We can likely find an update for it.

    If it is Atheros-based: ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)
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  3. #13


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hm, that might explain that issue, then. I'll have to do that next time I start up the computer. As for the adapter, it's a Buffalo Airstation AC433.
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  4. #14


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    Cool. Ya, just make sure you have latest driver from their site then.

    Also, if you you have a wireless n router, set it to work in n mode only (if you do not have any other things you use to connect to the router that are g or less.)
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  5. #15


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I do have some older stuff that can't use Wireless-G, or else I'd do just that. In any case, disabled the onboard LAN as suggested and that seemed to bring my DPC latency to normal levels (nothing above 500 us, according to LatencyMon). I'll knock on wood for the moment as this might just fully bring stability, but if anything else's discovered, I'll update again and leave any crashdumps that might be made.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hm, apparently not quite solved. The computer crashed while trying to start up, with BlueScreenView showing it as a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error and pointing at both ntoskrnl.exe and storport.sys, which has me concerned that it's not as easy a fix as I had hoped. Luckily, it left a crashdump, which I'll leave as an attachment.

    In any case, I know this usually points at a hardware issue, or that it might be caused by something else and thus requires a clean boot/reset.
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  7. #17


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    jswpslwfx jswpslwfx.sys Thu May 15 06:28:50 2008 (482C1062) <<< not good, needs update or uninstall

    nvstor64 nvstor64.sys Tue Aug 04 20:31:07 2009 (4A78D2CB) <<< the same

    Recommend Windows 7.

    You can try playing with different nvstor64 drivers from other chipsets, which might help. If you don't know how to or that doesn't fix it, Windows 7 is surely the way to go.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Other than the other chipset thing, I'm probably stuck with the version of nvstor64 that I've got; 8/4/2009's the last version from Nvidia's site, though I could roll back to the version it had to begin with. As for jswpslwfx, I've no idea how to go about updating that. I know it pertains to wireless drivers, so maybe that? I'm ashamed I'm not as knowledgeable on this as I probably should be.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Some more updates. It turns out that the newer adapter not only won't help too much with the issues at hand, but is vastly slower (older one gets the full speed of my internet, roughly 15.5 Mbps; the Buffalo adapter only got 1-5 Mbps). As I'm back to the drawing board there, I'm back to using the original adapter I've been using and trucking along. During the time, however, I have had the computer "zombie" twice (attempt to shut down, but never actually finishes and forces me to hold the power button to force it off), pausing when it's close to that from time to time. However, another BSOD popped up, this time being KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE and pointing solely at ntoskrnl. I'm willing to bet it's the same issues already mentioned, but in case it's something else, I'll be attaching the new crashdump. Unlike the previous three, this one's actually larger in size.

    As an aside, I've since come to the realization that there IS a single higher version of the SATA controller, but it's not intended for the chipset I use (it's meant for nForce 5 chipsets or better). I'm considering trying that to see if 8.1 regains some stability; failing that, I'm not sure of what to do past just going back to Windows 7.
    Last edited by sortafrustrated; 08 Feb 2014 at 05:23.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Please Download & Run the attached file as Admin.

    Attach the SFDebug folder to your next post.
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