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BSOD - nwifi.sys

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One of our computers running Windows Vista repeatedly crashes with a BSOD. I have attached one of the minidump files - I have opened this up in windbg which suggests that it is down to nwifi.sys. (The virus scanner on this PC is avant free antivirus)

The computer has a Belkin USB Wifi adapter but this problem appears to be consistent with Spotify being open on the PC.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to resolve this issue?



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As this memory dump blames wifi and your wifi drivers date from 2007, I'd suggest updating the wifi drivers to a more recent version. If a more recent version isn't available, then:
- download a fresh copy of the drivers
- uninstall the current copy from the system
- install the fresh copy

Also, update the system to SP2. To do this:
Installing Vista Service Pack 2
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 2 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP2: Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates
You also have several other older drivers that need to be updated. Check the dates in this listing:
- Create a System Restore Point prior to doing any of this. DO NOT mess with the drivers themselves - leave the Windows\System32\drivers directory alone unless we specifically direct you to it!
- Please either update these drivers from the device manufacturer's website - or uninstall them from your system. Reference links are included below.
- DO NOT use Windows Update or the Update Drivers function of Device Manager.
- Please feel free to post back about any drivers that you are having difficulty locating.
- Windows Update exceptions may be noted below for Windows drivers.
[font=lucida console]
[Color=Red]e1e6032.sys          Mon Oct 29 17:43:48 2007 (47265414)[/Color]
GEARAspiWDM.sys      Thu Mar 19 11:32:37 2009 (49C26595)
[Color=Red]wacommousefilter.sys Fri Feb 16 13:12:29 2007 (45D5F40D)[/Color]
[Color=Red]giveio.sys           Wed Apr 03 22:33:25 1996 (316334F5)[/Color]
[Color=Red]nvlddmkm.sys         Mon Sep 17 04:53:14 2007 (46EE407A)[/Color]
wacomvhid.sys        Mon Sep 21 19:29:18 2009 (4AB80C4E)
aswSnx.SYS           Tue May 10 08:03:53 2011 (4DC929A9)
aswTdi.SYS           Tue May 10 08:02:35 2011 (4DC9295B)
aswRdr.SYS           Tue May 10 07:59:54 2011 (4DC928BA)
SCDEmu.SYS           Sun Nov 02 03:44:10 2008 (490D685A)
aswSP.SYS            Tue May 10 08:03:43 2011 (4DC9299F)
[Color=Red]netr28u.sys          Mon Apr 30 07:29:11 2007 (4635D307)[/Color]
aswMonFlt.sys        Tue May 10 07:59:43 2011 (4DC928AF)
aswFsBlk.SYS         Tue May 10 07:59:33 2011 (4DC928A5)
wacmoumonitor.sys    Fri Jan 22 20:32:44 2010 (4B5A51BC)

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Loading Dump File [C:\Users\FUBAR\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\Mini112911-03.dmp]
Built by: 6001.18538.x86fre.vistasp1_gdr.101014-0432
Debug session time: Tue Nov 29 17:20:58.395 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:12:31.513
BugCheck D1, {8, 2, 0, 9bb9cd5b}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netr28u.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netr28u.sys
Probably caused by : nwifi.sys ( nwifi!Pt6RepackRecvNBL+57 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0xD1_nwifi!Pt6RepackRecvNBL+57
Bugcheck code 000000D1
Arguments 00000008 00000002 00000000 9bb9cd5b
BiosVersion = A03
BiosReleaseDate = 01/03/2006
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz"
MaxSpeed:     2800
CurrentSpeed: 2793
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