BSOD Watchdog on Windows 10, Seemingly Random

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  1. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    BSOD Watchdog on Windows 10, Seemingly Random

    Hi everyone! This is my first post here. My computer has been fine until I updated it to windows 10 from win 8. I have been getting Watchdog violations randomly every 30 min to 3 hours since the update. One error report analyzed via WhoCrashed showed it might be my wifi adapter, so I updated that driver, but that hasn't fixed the problem. I will attach the bug reports below. Also sorry If I am doing anything incorrectly!

    Any Ideas?

    Attachment 62143 Here's the zip file
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  2. Posts : 14,897
    Windows 10 Pro

    Be sure to update your Qualcomm network drivers
    Drivers | Qualcomm or QUALCOMM / ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros的驅動程序)
    ffffd000`24256248  fffff801`76a83b8cUnable to load image athw10x.sys, Win32 error 0n2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athw10x.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athw10x.sys
    0: kd> lmvm athw10x
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`cfeb0000 fffff800`d02e8000   athw10x  T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: athw10x.sys
        Image path: athw10x.sys
        Image name: athw10x.sys
        Timestamp:        Fri Aug 14 12:03:30 2015 (55CDBCF2)
        CheckSum:         0042ECD3
        ImageSize:        00438000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Let me know how it goes
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  3. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Hi, and Thanks for the reply! I have updated the driver using the " Atheros driver for AR9287" But have been still having the same problems, which makes me think there is another problem somewhere else, or that this driver is still wack. Should I uninstall the driver then re-install? I might just disable or remove my wifi card to see if there is anything else causing it.

    Anything else that could be causing the problem?
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  4. Posts : 14,897
    Windows 10 Pro

    All crashes that I have analysed flagged the network drivers.

    You could try a few things yes,like
    1. Removing the drivers and installing again
    2. Trying different version of the drivers
    3. Removing the card

    Although per your description it sounds like driver issues, hardware problems can't be ignored.

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  5. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    So most likely there is a problem with my wifi card drivers? I can mess around a little with older drivers maybe.
    Updated my specs

    Computer type:PC/Desktop
    OS:Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    CPU:AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
    Motherboard:Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 970A-UD3P
    Memory:8.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s):AMD Radeon R9 280x
    Sound Card (1) AMD High Definition Audio Device (2) VIA HD Audio(Win 10)
    Hard Drives:ST1000DM003-1CH162
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  6. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I uninstalled the driver for my wireless card, then reinstalled. It said something malfunctioned or there was a virus messing with the drivers, so I uninstalled and restarted my computer. I'm running malwarebytes now, and reinstalled the newest drivers. It worked this time, saying nothing is wrong. I did not have that message while experiencing crashes, so I don't know what caused the message. Hopefully this fixed the problem, but only time will tell. Could be a few hours or a couple days to know if I am crash free.

    I'll keep you posted, and I'm taking any other suggestions too!
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  7. Posts : 14,897
    Windows 10 Pro

    Diagnostics Test

     Malware scan

    Please run a full scan with your AV, scan your system with Adwcleaner, Kaspersky TTDSKiller, ESET Online Scanner and SuperAntiSpyware
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  8. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I have symantec now, since it is free from my school. Full scanned a couple times and found some stuff, but still crashing. I'm going to try manually deleting the driver software, and using an old version. My wifi card is a TP-Link TL-WN881ND, but it reads as a qualcomm AR9287.

    Still getting the message:
    This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0)

    Any other ideas? Thanks for your help!
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  9. Posts : 14,897
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you upload a new zip I may be get some ideas :)

    FYI, the ntkrnlmp and other similar files are never the actual cause, these files are the core of Windows.
    The KeBugCheckEx is the function that 'paints' the bluescreen, also never the reason of a bluescreen as it is being called when something earlier went wrong.
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  10. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Here is a new zip.

    Thanks for the help.
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