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BSoD when installing Wi-Fi driver.

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    BSoD when installing Wi-Fi driver.


    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

    Code:
    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 (1366x768@60Hz)
                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

    BSoD when installing Wi-Fi driver. Attached Files

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    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
    Last edited by Hopachi; 29 Jul 2012 at 13:28. Reason: spelling
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    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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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    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.

    Click image for larger version

    That should do it.
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BSoD when installing Wi-Fi driver.
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