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BSOD on start up

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    BSOD on start up

    Hello, my computer was working fine on Windows 8. After updating to Windows 8.1 I keep on getting a BSOD when I startup my computer but not when I restart it.


    More info can be found in the link or in the attachment.
    Last edited by grappler; 27 Oct 2013 at 01:48.

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  2. #2


    Your BSOD issue seems to be caused by athwnx.sys which is the main driver file of your Wireless adapter.

    BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 8, 0}
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athwnx.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athwnx.sys
    Probably caused by : athwnx.sys ( athwnx+f540e )
    Please uninstall the old driver completely and update to the latest one from the card manufacturer's web site. If there is any difficulty in finding an update, please post the make and model of the adapter in next reply and i will look for you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Hi Anshad,

    I worked that out and tried looking for the driver and it did not help. I just realized I should look at the hardware suppliers site and it worked!

    Thanks everything is working fine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Glad to be able to help .Let us know if you need further assistance .
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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