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Blue Screen Atheros Driver

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1

    Blue Screen Atheros Driver


    Hi, installed Windows 8.1 today (by upgrading from windows 8) and when i try to power on, it shows me blue screen and this error: athwbx.sys.... dont know what to do.. i will downgrade to win7 as soon as i can, this version of windows is so buggy.. and ideas on how to fix it?????

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    The error relates to the Atheros Wireless drivers on your system. Try updating them.
    Beyond this, I have these 4 suggestions:
    1. Get ALL available Windows Updates. It may take several trips to get them all
    2. Get ALL available, Win8.1 compatible updates from the manufacturer's website.
    3. Start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
    4. If all of the hardware tests pass, then run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

    Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    basicly i did a clean format, downgrading to win7. so u dont need to worry about something or try to solve my problem
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Thanks for letting us know!
    Again, I'm sorry that we didn't get to your topic sooner.
    Good luck!
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    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    its ok, its better if i solve my problems alone, so i can learn new things by myself..
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    That's how I got started.
    It does teach you things - but you still need a place to go in order to learn about these things.
    Thanks for your patience and understanding!
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