Windows Vista crashes when wireless connection is made.

Hello all,

I am experiencing this same issue and was getting the same bcwml6.sys broadcom error. I open a case with Dell and so far they have replaced the wireless card with and new on and now they replaced it with an Intel 3945 ABG wireless card. I have upgraded and down graded device drivers on all network adapters and have even done a system restore to a time before the problem.

My laptop blue screens right when I make the connection to the wireless network and it crashes on both secure and unsecured wireless networks.

I know the wireless cards works becuase when I boot into safemode with network support I am able to connect to a wireless network just fine.

I'm have to assume that this is connected to software, but which one ? I don't want to re-install Vista becuase I have some many utilities installed.

Did anyone ever find a resolution for Vista Blue screening when wireless connection established?


Thanks
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:	BlueScreen
  OS Version:	6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
  Locale ID:	1033
 
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:	d1
  BCP1:	05BD3140
  BCP2:	00000002
  BCP3:	00000001
  BCP4:	8591DB47
  OS Version:	6_0_6001
  Service Pack:	1_0
  Product:	256_1
 
Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini111208-01.dmp
  C:\Users\pjobst\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-145346-0.sysdata.xml
  C:\Users\pjobst\AppData\Local\Temp\WERA5DF.tmp.version.txt
 
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JoWickermanCommented:
Hi pjinlaok,

What hdd is in your laptop? I have a friend that had the same issue and it was resolved after replaing the hdd.

Cheers.
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kuknoCommented:
did you install any sniffer, vpn client or any other software that needs to interface with the network subsystem? If so, try to remove that from the system and see if that helps.

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pjinlaokAuthor Commented:
Jo,

160 Gb SATA drive  notebook drive.

intel ich8m ultra ata storage controller 2850
intel r 82801 hem/hbm sata ahco controller.
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pjinlaokAuthor Commented:
kunko,

I just uninstalled all sniffer and VPN software same BSOD.
Still when I boot in safe mode wireless works.

Checked all the servies associated wireless and they start up in both boot modes, normal and safemode.



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pjinlaokAuthor Commented:
below is one the errors I am seeing in the event viewer
Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
Date:          11/13/2008 10:20:15 AM
Event ID:      10005
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      BassTermination
Description:
DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-505054503030}
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" Guid="{1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}" EventSourceName="DCOM" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">10005</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-11-13T18:20:15.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1219162</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>BassTermination</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="param1">1084</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">WSearch</Data>
    <Data Name="param3">
    </Data>
    <Data Name="param4">{9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-505054503030}</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

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pjinlaokAuthor Commented:
Here is and error in the application event viewer
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-EventSystem
Date:          11/13/2008 10:20:05 AM
Event ID:      4609
Task Category: Event System
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      BassTermination
Description:
The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing.  HRESULT was 8007043c from line 45 of d:\vistasp1_gdr\com\complus\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-EventSystem" Guid="{899daace-4868-4295-afcd-9eb8fb497561}" EventSourceName="EventSystem" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">4609</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>16</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-11-13T18:20:05.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>23927</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>BassTermination</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="param1">d:\vistasp1_gdr\com\complus\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">45</Data>
    <Data Name="param3">8007043c</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

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kuknoCommented:
can you post these files here:

  C:\Users\pjobst\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-145346-0.sysdata.xml
  C:\Users\pjobst\AppData\Local\Temp\WERA5DF.tmp.version.txt

(from your first problem description).

BTW: Are there any other tools that interfere with networking?
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pjinlaokAuthor Commented:
Kukno,

It was taking so long to fix this wireless BSOD problem I decided that it would be easier to re-install Vista.

I was hoping that the re-install would be similar to XP re-install, but of course Microsoft F*$#ED that up as well. Doing an install over the top of an existing Vista actually does a complete wipe and re-install of the OS and makes a copy on the Windows users folder and names it windows.old.

Vista is such a piece of Poo operating system. One more nail in the coffin for Microsoft. I am only using Vista because I will need to support Vista for work soon. But I have a feeling everyone may be going to Linux or MAC.

BTW - after the re-install on Vista the wireless NIC works fine. My guess is that one of Microsoft updates caused problems with SonicWall VPN software.  But I'll never know for sure.


Microsoft Vista BOOOOOOOOOO

Thanks for the Help
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kuknoCommented:
well, then good luck with the new and shiny Vista installation ;-)

Regards
Kurt
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pjinlaokAuthor Commented:
Vista is already blue screening and not starting after MS updates being installed.

Vista = BIG PIECE of POOP
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kuknoCommented:
well, at least you know the problem now....
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