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Windows 8 crash randomly when entering sleep mode

  1. #31


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    After one week's test, now i confirmed that this problem is caused by vmware virtual adapter, it's solved after uninstalling it...
    But it's amazing, how could know it's karper adapter or vmware adapter which cause this problem? why can't it be other drivers or applications?
    In Windows Internals. i noticed that all drivers share one virtual space which mean drivers can affect each other accidentally, so is it the reason why you know only other drivers can cause this rather than applications?But how could you narrow it down to only two drivers?

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  2. #32


    i noticed that all drivers share one virtual space which mean drivers can affect each other accidentally
    Yes, a badly programmed driver can affect other drivers. Buffer overflow and pool leaks are some examples. If a driver modifies another driver's stack area, most probably the affected driver will be blamed on the crash dump. That is why we advise to update all outdated drivers regardless of whether they are blamed in the Probably caused line of Windbg.

    But how could you narrow it down to only two drivers?
    There was a clear pattern in the crashes. First it was the WLAN driver and then it was the LAN driver blamed in the crashes. Those drivers are already updated so we can assume it will be a third driver which is affecting the operation of LAN and WLAN. Since the unknown driver is only causing problem to network interfaces, i guessed the culprit could be a network filter driver and that is why i suggested to remove them one by one as a test.

    There are people who can precisely narrow down the faulty driver by examining a full memory dump or Kernel memory dump. Extensive knowledge in Windows internals, programming, assembly language etc are required to do that. I only know the basics of Windbg and i think i didn't even scratched the surface of crash dump analysis.
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  3. #33


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    What is a "Filter driver?"
    Here is what i understand, Filter driver is attached to a existed driver so it can call some functions of the existed driver.... So the Vmware virtual driver can use the network resources of my main network driver, so make it looks like the virtual driver can have network connection. but a filter driver must stay in the same stack of the main driver so it's highly probably that the filter driver will wrongly modified the existed driver? Am i right?
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  4. #34


    So the Vmware virtual driver can use the network resources of my main network driver, so make it looks like the virtual driver can have network connection. but a filter driver must stay in the same stack of the main driver so it's highly probably that the filter driver will wrongly modified the existed driver? Am i right?
    Yes, you understand it correctly.
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  5. #35


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    Thanks
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