Problem with Windows Crashing

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Re: Problem with Windows Crashing

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I'm sure it is a driver issue, also there was an issue with comodo driver ... I had to completely uninstall comodo. It was causing the system to run slow. I think the driver for the wifi may have a problem, but I can't find a better driver. The one I did find at the manufacturer site that claim to be for my adapter couldn't find the adapter. I went to the mobo site and saw there were some hotfixes for the chipset so I installed the fixes and updated the drivers. I didn't uninstall the old drivers, the program knew they were there and I guess over wrote it. But the system is still crashing. If is the TP-Link adapter drivers I don't know what to do about that.
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What model wireless are you using? What drivers did you update so far? Which ones you cannot find?
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6833704045 This is the adapter I have now. I was unable to find an updated driver for it. I went to this site https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-wn722n/
but the driver could not find the adapter when trying to install it. As I mention before, I went to the MSI site and got the driver for the chipset. There were some windows hotfixes for it. I installed the hotfixes. I didn't uninstall the old driver, the software recognized the old driver and I figured it updated everything. That's pretty much all I did with drivers so far.
I ordered this wifi card ... hopefully it will work.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... J7W8HJ6217
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I see your TP-Link comes in 3 different hardware revisions. I suspect the drivers are specific for each version, so you need to find out what hardware (V1/V2/V3) you have and download/install the corresponding driver.
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According to my adapter it is V1 but there isn't a driver for V1 yet the adapter will not work without the driver that was on the disk that came with it.
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The AMD chipset drivers may be part of the problem. I went to the website to get the latest drivers for the chipset. There were some hotfixes that had to be installed first. I did. I didn't uninstall the old drivers. The program for the new drivers saw them and I am guessing it over wrote them. Yet the computer is still crashing. Should I uninstall the chipset drivers and reinstall them? Since the hotfixes are install would I need to just do the drivers?
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There is a setup utility available (dated 2014) for download that includes the driver.
https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/down ... 1/#Utility
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Hotfixes and patches are designed to only overwrite older versions unless a newer version is known broken. In which case a hotfix can be withdrawn or superseded. But that is not very common.
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I'm not using the TP Link wifi adapter anymore. I have the pci card now. Windows 7 had a driver for it. I uninstalled the chipset and reinstalled it. That didn't help. I found an old driver booster program I forgot about installed and tried it. That didn't work either. The computer was running slow, but when I disconnect the USB hub, it ran faster. I don't need the hub now, so I'm not going to use it. Looks like this machine doesn't like USB hubs. I install AVG for the anti-virus.

I've been trying to learn how to read dump files for windows 7. I figure I need to stop running away from the dreaded BSOD and face it head on. This machine is giving me the perfect opportunity to learn more about BSOD. I know the key to understanding it lies in reading those files in the minidump. I looked up the subject and I'm trying to make sense of it. There use to be a website where you could but the dump file in and it would give info on it but it has closed now. Just my luck. :roll: If anyone knows of good tutorials on the subject just let me know.
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Re: Problem with Windows Crashing

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I ran a program called WhoCrashed and this is the info I got ...

On your computer a total of 11 crash dumps have been found. Only 10 have been analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:

athurx.sys

I can't find anything to correct this so far.
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