Ethernet Cable causes Blue Screen? tf

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  1. iMPossibl

    iMPossibl MDL Member

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    #1 iMPossibl, Apr 14, 2012
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    Hey there, recently I have wanted to do a firmware update, and realised I can't do it over wLAN so I decided to opt for ethernet cable connection, and as soon as I put it in, windows had a BSOD.

    It's not the ethernet cables fault, i have tried it on multiple devices, and works fine.

    I have a HP pavillion dv6750ea laptop,
    a netgear dgn1000 as a router.

    This is what shows up on the blue screen:
    Code:
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
    STOP: 0X000000D1 more random numbers to hard to copy blah blah
    vsdatant.sys - address blah blah more random numbers
    Also, tried hbhb suggestion, but didn't work.
     
  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Definitely read the BSOD error as it may provide clues,then check the Ethernet driver, maybe uninstall and let windows install for ya. That will be my start:D
     
  3. iMPossibl

    iMPossibl MDL Member

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    Check the original post.
     
  4. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    That file doesnt seem to have much to do with Ethernet.. What AV do u have?
     
  5. iMPossibl

    iMPossibl MDL Member

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    It's definetly not something to do with AV because I have ESET Smart Security 5 & Zone alarm ( which i have heard could possibly be the cause of this ) but it only happens as soon as I insert an ethernet cable, not a cd or a USB.

    But to be safe, should I uninstall Zone Alarm and install Comodo Firewall?
     
  6. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I've had this happen. The Ethernet connection may not be "hot swappable" friendly on your system. Shutdown the computer, attached the cable and restart.
     
  7. iMPossibl

    iMPossibl MDL Member

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    #7 iMPossibl, Apr 14, 2012
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    Bulls**t.

    It's been working great before, realised what kind of fool I was. Of course this is the fu**ing firewalls problem.. :mad: Uninstalling it, and keeping it to a simple matter of just: Eset Smart Security & Malwarebytes Pro.
     
  8. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I once went to the doctor because I kept having a sharp pain in my right shoulder every time I raised my right hand over my head and back over my neck. The doctor's instructions were, "Stop doing that". Valuable life lesson there ... with or without the bulls**t.
     
  9. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    download whos crashed and that will tell you.
     
  10. iMPossibl

    iMPossibl MDL Member

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    Cool story bro. Could I get some fries with that?
     
  11. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Sorry, I offer only cheese to go along with whine.
     
  12. Captain Planet

    Captain Planet MDL Novice

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    I have stopped using ZoneAlarm firewall because it has been causing systems to hang up. You can tell if it's going to happen by placing the cursor over the ZA icon in the tool tray and the popup bubble says "UI is initializing". It never stops 'initializing', you have to reboot the system until it loads properly. I build custom systems and have had to remove ZA and instead went with Comodo firewall. No problems other than I found that Comodo causes my Matrox RTx100 drivers to hang when loading Adobe Premiere Pro. Since that system doesn't need net access (old NLE editing system running XP Pro) I pulled the network cable and uninstalled Comodo. I've used ZA for years but I've heard that they have gone to crap since being acquired by CheckPoint.