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BSOD's kmode_exception_not_handled athw8x.sys


#1
Having BSOD's kmode_exception_not_handled athw8x.sys PITB on a new system build which seems to be a common one everyone is having!!

Thank you!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Personal Custom Build in CoolerMaster 932HAF Tower
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P9X79 DELUXE
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GT640-2GD3 GeForce GT 640 2GB
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2407WFP-HC
    Screen Resolution
    1900 X 1200
    Hard Drives
    1) OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III (SSD) for OS
    1) OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-64G 2.5" 64GB SATA III (SSD) for SSD CACHE
    2) Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" for RAID 1
    PSU
    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Ce
    Case
    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black
    Cooling
    CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo
    Internet Speed
    20Mb
    Browser
    IE11 & Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Suite from Comcast (Xfinity)
    Other Info
    Custom unattend build with User & Program Data on D:/ RAID 1 Array!
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#2
Took a quick peek at the athw8x.sys logs and it appears that you are trying to install an Aetheros wireless adapter driver (and it failed). Is this a PCI add-on wireless card that you are trying to use on a desktop?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
#3
Everything is installed and the system has been working for weeks now. All devices are happy in device manager and all drivers seem to be up to date! Yes the motherboard has Atheros Wi-Fi on it and it is working!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Personal Custom Build in CoolerMaster 932HAF Tower
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P9X79 DELUXE
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GT640-2GD3 GeForce GT 640 2GB
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2407WFP-HC
    Screen Resolution
    1900 X 1200
    Hard Drives
    1) OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III (SSD) for OS
    1) OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-64G 2.5" 64GB SATA III (SSD) for SSD CACHE
    2) Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" for RAID 1
    PSU
    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Ce
    Case
    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black
    Cooling
    CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo
    Internet Speed
    20Mb
    Browser
    IE11 & Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Suite from Comcast (Xfinity)
    Other Info
    Custom unattend build with User & Program Data on D:/ RAID 1 Array!