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BSoD when installing Wi-Fi driver.


0080900

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Laptop, my wi-fi works great out of the box. But when I try install my Wi-Fi driver via Windows update I keep getting BSoD no matter how many attempts I make to install it.

I have attached a zipped minidump which contains three minidumps since they all relate to the same Update and it BSoD'd three times whilst attempting to install the Wi-Fi driver via Windows Update.

Specs if necessary

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Operating System
            MS Windows 8 Professional 32-bit
        CPU
            AMD Athlon X2 QL-62    69 °C
            Griffin 65nm Technology
        RAM
            2.00 GB DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
        Motherboard
            Wistron 303C (Socket A)    59 °C
        Graphics
            LP156WH1-TLA1 ([email protected])
            NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.2) (HP)
        Hard Drives
            233GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HM251JI ATA Device (SATA)    52 °C
        Optical Drives
            Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S ATA Device
        Audio
            Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221

 

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Hopachi

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You should post this in the "crashes and debugging" section. The BSOD occurs during driver install and I don't think it's windows update's fault.

What WIFI card is this? Not mentioned in the specs.

Nobody is forced to use the drivers from windows update, try to find even newer drivers if they exist on the manufacturer's website. Or stick with an older driver that worked well.

Install any found driver manually via Device Manager to assure a good installation.

Cheers
Hopachi
 
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    Windows 10 x64
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    Laptop
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    HP Envy DV6 7250
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    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
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    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
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    IDT HD Audio
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    multiple resolutions
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    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
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    120W adapter
    Case
    small
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    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    That's basically it.

0080900

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You should post this in the "crashes and debugging" section. The BSOD occurs during driver install and I don't think it's windows update's fault.

What WIFI card is this? Not mentioned in the specs.

Nobody is forced to use the drivers from windows update, try to find even newer drivers if they exist on the manufacturer's website. Or stick with an older driver that worked well.

Install any found driver manually via Device Manager to assure a good installation.

Cheers
Hopachi
Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc. - WLAN - Qualcomm Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
 

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Ok.

Go to: Microsoft Update Catalog
You should use ie9 or ie10 for this link and install the site add-on if needed.

and search for: Qualcomm Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Since you have 32bit windows, get the x86 version.

Then extract the cab to a folder and install manually in Device Manager.

and you get what you need: there are drivers even for Release Preview.

drivers.png

That should do it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

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