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Ralink Wireless cards are bluescreening pc

I'm working with a HP Pavilion P7-1414 running Windows 8.1. The computer currently has a Ralink RT5390 wireless card that comes with the computer.
After you connect it to wifi and start browsing, the machine will either bluescreen or freeze. If it bluescreens, according to the program "whocrashed" it's a DPC Watchdog Violation error and has been referencing two different system files: hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe. I have installed a brand new Startech PciE 300n adapter (PN: PEX300WN2X2) and discovered that is also uses Ralink drivers, and will also bluescreen or freeze the pc after connecting to wifi and browsing. I have tried about three different versions of Ralink drivers on both devices and all will result in failure.

Here's the curveball, I have a USB realtek wifi dongle that I installed, confirmed it was using Realtek drivers, and it is NOT crashing or bluescreening the computer after a couple hours of testing.

Any suggestions as to what's going on? Is it underlying ralink driver corruption or perhaps a registry issue? Issue just started happening on Monday the 15th, and the customer suspected it might have been a Windows Update. I checked the update history and saw where there was an attempt to upgrade the Ralink Driver a few days prior to monday, but reports failed. Don't see any other updates that could be affecting it.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
It might be related to Windows updates.
Go to network card Properties -> Details ->Hardware's ID -> copy that ID -> any browser -> search and download corresponding driver.
Then delete network card driver and install a new one.

Go back in time with System Restore.
see if you can back rev the driver through Windows device manager.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Try clean boot without services and startup items. Results?
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
If the card is giving trouble, ditch it and replace it with something else.  A wireless card costs under $20 on fleabay and it's not worth the time and effort to troubleshoot an issue that -- since the host is crashing -- probably isn't solvable.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Can you please see an Event Log what causes the blue screens?
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
If you could attach the .dmp file we could check it for more details.  you may also need to update Chipset or BIOS drivers,
you can test if a system restore to a date it was ok helps
GCITechAuthor Commented:
The Realtek wifi dongle seems to be acting just fine and it's a pretty cheap workaround for now.
Customer is probably going to use this PC as a spare once in awhile anyway.
Ken AdessaCommented:
I'm having this ralink blue screen issue! I'm good when I'm not connected but when I flip that adapter on bsod.
Ken AdessaCommented:
So a new wireless card? I have a few dll issues in my event log...
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