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BSOD athwbx.sys bad pool header

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    BSOD athwbx.sys bad pool header


    hi guyz!
    i never had such an issue before but from last night my pc gives BSOD right after some time of start. it was giving it like after every 5 mins of boot.I have been digging the issue all night and here is what i have done so far
    • booted on safe mode with networking
    • used nirsoft bluescreenview, turned out that culprit was athwbx.sys (Qualcomm Atheros USB Wireless LAN device driver)
    • updated driver(nothing happened) so rolled back
    • ran sfc and found some files were corrupt
    • refreshed windows (nothing achieved)
    • reset windows and it worked fine for a while but than again i encountered BSOD (same cause)

    for now BSOD still appears with same cause but now my computer keeps running for some time though. so here i am , thanks in advance for assistance .
    I will report back once BSOD appears again.

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You have 2 BSOD's in the ZIP file and both were caused by athuwb.sys (dated 11/20/2013) driver from Qualcomm Atheros AR9271 Wireless Network Adapter
    Please update the driver !!!
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    drivers are up to date

    i will post back after running those scans. thanks^^
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    saw that you've already updated the driver. You might want to run from Admin Command:
    1. dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    2. sfc /scannow


    You might have to run sfc a few times until you get a message: no integrity violation .... as shown below:

    Attachment 60930
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    finished scans it seems fine i will mark it solved for now and report back if BSOD appeared again THANKS^^

    Attachment 60931
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  6. #6


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    In addtion, download: CrystalDiskInfo6_3_2.zip - CrystalDiskInfo. Unzip and run to see if your HD's are in good health and also from Admin Command, run: chkdsk /r C:. This will take a while to complete so you might want to let it run over night since it does the surface scan and marks all the bad spots on your HD so Windows will not use them.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    aye aye! i will do that THAAAANKS^^

    RESULTS: HD status came up good
    Last edited by Kyouma; 28 Apr 2015 at 04:22. Reason: RESULTS:
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