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    Bsod

    My father in law's laptop is getting BSOD more frequently.

    The laptop is a Dell inspiron 1300, CELERON M PROCESSOR, 1 gb ram, Running XP with all updates. As far as I am aware there have been no changes to config apart from memory in an attempt to see if that was causing the issue

    Any idea on where to start troubleshooting what is causing this BSOD, Replaced memory already.

    Can I assume that it is a driver issue?

    This is the info from BSOD is as follows:



    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    If this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen,
    restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
    If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer or any windows updates you might need.
    If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.
    Technical information:
    *** STOP: Ox000000D1 (0x0101F250,0x00000002,0x00000000,0xF70371F5)
    "tett* bcmw15.sys - Address F70371F5 base at F7032000, Datestamp 41a95404
    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
    assistance.

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    Re: Bsod

    Hmmm windows update has installed drivers on me before and resulted in a borked machine. Can you do a roll back and see if that fixes the issue ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Bsod

    Also,try altering startup. Go to start/ run and type msconfig. Under Startup Tab uncheck every box there and restart, if that clears it, you can re-enable one or two items and check again and so on. This way, you can isolate which program might be causing the BSOD, however from your info bcmw15.sys may be the culprit. This is a broadcom NIC driver, so are you using another method of connecting which might be causing a conflict between network access cards?

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    The NIC ? That's what did it to me. Windows had "recommended" updates that killed the system.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: Bsod

    I hate NICs and their drivers - virtually the only problems I've ever had with computers since I've been playing with them have been NIC related.

    Definitely try rolling back drivers, but you might want to install the ones on the CD again and then leaving them alone. I'd be tempted to disable the onboard altogether if you don't need it.

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    Re: Bsod

    Everytime I got a DRIVER IRQ , it turned out to be a RAM issue. So, memtest your RAM!

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    Re: Bsod

    Over the Easter weekend I removed the wireless drivers and replaced these with a fresh download from Dell site. So far no more BSOD's so it looks like it was a corrupted wireless driver

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    Yay ! Good news. Glad to hear it turned out OK.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: Bsod

    Quote Originally Posted by greshoff View Post
    Over the Easter weekend I removed the wireless drivers and replaced these with a fresh download from Dell site. So far no more BSOD's so it looks like it was a corrupted wireless driver
    good work, and well fault-found

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