1.    23 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 bits

    BSOD error code 0x000000c8 nwifi.sys


    Hi,

    I'm new to win ten forums, reason to join in is this annoying BSOD issue some days after updating win7 pro to win 10.
    Used Bluescreenviewer to get clues on the reason for this to happen, and it identifies nwifi.sys (amongst other programs) as the likely culprit.

    Also folowed the instructions, so attached the zip with the required info.

    Any help in resolving this issue is highly appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    23 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 12,952
    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi jvogels,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    The cause is your network driver, it is really old.
    Updating will probably solve it, if there are compatible drivers for windows 10.
    For drivers, scroll down for product support on this site.
    Code:
    7: kd> lmvm athrxstart             end                 module name
    fffff800`63c30000 fffff800`63ed2000   athrx    T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: athrx.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\athrx.sys
        Image name: athrx.sys
        Timestamp:        Tue Feb 22 21:17:31 2011 (4D6419DB)
        CheckSum:         0029D477
        ImageSize:        002A2000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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  3.    23 Aug 2015 #3
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 bits
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the quick reply, weird that such an old driver was installed, I bought my (TP-link) wireless card just recently, but then again, i cannot remember if i installed it in the win 7 or win 10 period...

    Anyway, removed the old driver and ran the TP-link driver setup; now installed the newer (win 8.1) compatible driver. Will repost here in a few days if this has fixed the BSOD problems.

    cheers!
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  4.    23 Aug 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jvogels View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply, weird that such an old driver was installed, I bought my (TP-link) wireless card just recently, but then again, i cannot remember if i installed it in the win 7 or win 10 period...

    Anyway, removed the old driver and ran the TP-link driver setup; now installed the newer (win 8.1) compatible driver. Will repost here in a few days if this has fixed the BSOD problems.

    cheers!
    Did you install the driver yourself? If not then that would explain it, this happens more often.
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  5.    25 Aug 2015 #5
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    I installed the driver manually, but my system was still windows seven back then. Forced my system to upgrade to win 10, already expecting some issues afterwards. I think i know what causes this driver not to update automatically, the most recent driver named after the wireless card's manufacturer (TP-Link) is still the win 7 version. The win 10 versioncarries the name of the manufacturer of the chip i guess, and that's qualcomm...

    three days without BSOD recurring, so i think this can be marked solved.

    One other, unrelated issue: are you aware that at some times, a dubious company called tweakbit seems to inject links in your forum threads on every word called "driver"? I saw this happening on this forum thread; all words labeled "driver" were set as link towards tweakbit. Not sure if this is happening from your side or from my webbrowers side, but all i know is that their reputation is very dubious. See also the user's "experience" in this site:

    Tweak Bit reviews and fraud and scam reports. Is Tweakbit legit and safe? Tweakbit.com review.

    one of the reviewers actually also mentions this tweakbit link injection issue on win 8 forums.
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  6.    25 Aug 2015 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jvogels View Post
    I installed the driver manually, but my system was still windows seven back then. Forced my system to upgrade to win 10, already expecting some issues afterwards. I think i know what causes this driver not to update automatically, the most recent driver named after the wireless card's manufacturer (TP-Link) is still the win 7 version. The win 10 versioncarries the name of the manufacturer of the chip i guess, and that's qualcomm...

    three days without BSOD recurring, so i think this can be marked solved.

    One other, unrelated issue: are you aware that at some times, a dubious company called tweakbit seems to inject links in your forum threads on every word called "driver"? I saw this happening on this forum thread; all words labeled "driver" were set as link towards tweakbit. Not sure if this is happening from your side or from my webbrowers side, but all i know is that their reputation is very dubious. See also the user's "experience" in this site:

    Tweak Bit reviews and fraud and scam reports. Is Tweakbit legit and safe? Tweakbit.com review.

    one of the reviewers actually also mentions this tweakbit link injection issue on win 8 forums.
    Good to hear you had no bluescreens

    No, I wasn't aware of it, I didn't even know that site.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    25 Aug 2015 #7
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    See screenshot below; it seems to turn on and off, somethimes it's there, sometimes not.

    dont't think its related to a browser hijack on my side, as it also happend on my mobile phone (that one uses chrome, my pc uses firefox).

    btw, feel free to fork this unrelated issue in an appropriate topic.


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  8.    25 Aug 2015 #8
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    Well, it seems that it only happens when not logged in to the forum, see screeny below on win7, not logged on at that moment, and see also the replies. One person actually fell for that trick and intalled their rubbishware (or worse).
    I personally feel that moderaters of thw windows forum should kick out such kind of "advertising" tricks, especially if it is done by a company that will probably further ruin your system, and especially if it happens on the windows 7/8/10 forums. Simply bad for your reputation, and even worse for users with little computer knowledge...

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