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Blue screen on Vista Home Premium bcmwl6.sys

My laptop is only 2 months old, and about a month ago, the laptop started crashing for no apparent reason.
the error message shown on blue screen is :  DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, and it points to the system file BCMWL6.sys.
My laptop's model is HP Pavilian dv6000
runs on: Windows Vista Home Premium
Recently, I noticed that it crashes whenever I'm connected to wireless for a long time (I have no idea if that's the cause). I've started windows up in safe mode, and when I connect to wireless in safe mode, the same blue screen appeared.
I have absolutely no idea on what causes and how to solve this problem. I'd appreciate your help!
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mmmmichelle1205
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Netman66Commented:
See if you can update the Broadcom wireless driver.

You may need to get it from Broadcom if HP doesn't have a newer version.
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skree358Commented:
You may also try uninstalling the driver in the device manager. Click start, right click Computer and go to manage. Click on device manager, click on the plus next to network adapter, right click on the broadcom wireless device and uninstall/delete. Just restart the system and windows will just reinstall the wireless drivers.
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mmmmichelle1205Author Commented:
heres the message that my laptop gave me after the blue screen:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      BlueScreen
  OS Version:      6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
  Locale ID:      1033

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:      d1
  BCP1:      65B0C920
  BCP2:      00000002
  BCP3:      00000001
  BCP4:      8A90F3F7
  OS Version:      6_0_6000
  Service Pack:      0_0
  Product:      768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini020908-01.dmp
  C:\Users\Michelle\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-177107-0.sysdata.xml
  C:\Users\Michelle\AppData\Local\Temp\WEREE25.tmp.version.txt

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and which specific broadcom driver should I download from their website?
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Netman66Commented:
Whatever Broadcom Wireless Networking device you have in this laptop is what you need the driver for.

In Device Manager there should be the name and model listed for it.

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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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matthewvanceCommented:
I had this issue myself, but only when using my VMware machine.
Turns out (and I remember doing so) I had set my vnet0 to bind to the wireless card in my HP laptop, and for whatever reason, it is causing an issue now.
Set it to use only the wired nic and the crash stopped occurring.

Will still probably need to uninstall and reinstall the drivers, but for a quick fix, this worked for me.
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