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HELP - I keep getting a BSOD!


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Hi. I hope someone here can help me out.

I keep getting this blue screen of death. I don't know what is causing it and I don't know how to fix it. I happens randomly while surfing the web.

I just did a clean install of windows. The only thing installed is my firewall (outpost) and my antivirus (fprot).

I don't know what to do. :tazz:

I am using Windows XP Pro on a 3Ghz P4 with 1GB ram.

Please, if anyone knows what this BSOD means or how to fix it, let me know.

I'd appreciate any help.

Here is a picture I took of the BSOD: (click to enlarge)

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just a few questions for u to answer to clarify a few little things, so did this problem accure before you reinstalled or is it since, is there a particular time span it accurs eg every 20 mins, what drivers are u using the windows ones or the hardware manufacturers ones?
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I have had this problem before the re-install. I figured re-installing windows would do the trick. But the problem still happens.

There is no way to know when the BSOD will strike. It happens randomly. Sometimes I wont see it for a week. Other times it can happen multiple times per day.

Everytime I got this BSOD it happens during the loading of a webpage.

For example, I can browse the topics on this forum and everything will be fine. But every once in a while I can open a topic in this forum and boom... BSOD!

I'm just using "browsing this forum" as an example. Just so you know I am not visiting any malicious site. It happens in safe websites like this forum.

It happens regardless of the browser. I've tried IE and firefox.

I have the latest manufactures drivers from the website. I installed them right after the reinstallation of windows.
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not to sure but is what the ms knowledge base says on it.

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;293077

i would try reseating memory probably wont make any odds but may do, also load setup defaults which agen may or may not work. good luck :tazz:
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afd.sys is the Kernel-mode winsock driver.

First lets try something simple, download and run WinSock fix from the following link:
http://www.majorgeek...wnload4372.html
Reboot and see if the problem persists.



If that does'nt work, lets try replacing the afd.sys with a fresh copy, follow the steps below to replace afd.sys:
  • In your BIOS set CD-ROM has 1st Boot Device.
  • Insert XP Setup CD, to boot from CD.
  • After the intial loading of drivers is over, on the Welcome to Setup Screen with 3 options; Press R key, to "Repair XP installtion using Recovery Console".
  • On the next screen you will be asked to choose your Windows installtion, choose the one that is causing the problem by typing the number beside it.
  • Now you will be prompted for the password of Administrator, enter it; If password is blank, just press <enter>.
  • Below are two ways to recover from this problem from the Recovery Console, use any one of them.
    Use Method1 only if u downloaded and installed SP2.
    Use Method2 if u have installed SP2 from CD and u have the CD; or if u have'nt installed SP2 at all.
  • Method1:
    Type the following commands:
    cd \WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
    copy afd.sys c:\Windows\System32\drivers
    .
  • Method2:
    Type the following command:
    expand x:\i386\afd.sy_ c:\windows\system32\afd.sys.
    (where x: the drive-letter of ur CD-ROM drive and c: is the partition where XP was installed)

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Thanks, I appreciate that reply.

I will try it out and see how it goes. (I'll post back to let you know)

btw, do you think it would be better to first try and replace afd.sys? Or should I do the winsock fix first? I know you said to do the winsock fix first, but I was just thinking that replacing afd.sys might be easier. Would it matter which one I do first?

Also, (this may be related to the problem, i dont know) my firewall always asks me if I want to allow an inbound connection on the IGMP protocol on my remote host. I always block it because i don't know what it is. Do you think that can be the problem?

Edited by swinger, 15 September 2005 - 08:41 PM.

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