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BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, problem with network adapter

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    Windows 8.1

    BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, problem with network adapter


    Hi! My friend accidentally deleted their Wireless Network Adapter. It was a Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter and their laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C50.


    In device manager, under Network adapters, it currently has bluetooth drivers and a Qualcomm Atheros Ethernet Controller. In other devices, Network Controller is appearing with a warning sign.


    When I plug in an ethernet cable the wireless adapter appears to come back, listed under Network Adapters. As soon as this happens, the laptop gets a BSOD error, with the message IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.


    I seem to be going round in circles, and not sure what to do now.


    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Code:
    Probably caused by :wsimdx.sys ( wsimdx+9324 ) 
    BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff8033ff20cbb}
    In every debug file I am seeing these lines. HAve ya'll tried to update his/her drivers? http://www.atheros.cz/

    -Justin
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes trying to update the network adapter drivers and everytime I do the laptop crashes again with the above error.
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    India
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Hi StreetMerchants ^_^,

    Did you try uninstalling the drivers through Device Manager for the Ethernet Adapter?
    Download these drivers - https://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wirel...et=90&system=8

    and then follow this guide below to install the drivers manually -
    Download and install drivers - Windows Help

    @Honorgamer - Thanks for the help ^_^
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    The laptop is just booting then 2 seconds later crashing with the blue screen now
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  6. #6


    India
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Quote Originally Posted by streetmerchants View Post
    The laptop is just booting then 2 seconds later crashing with the blue screen now
    Are you getting the same error message on the Blue Screen or is it different every time?
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