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a network card driver is making me BSOD randomly and i can't find a way to search and delete it.
in the BSOD says ndis.sys.
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Check device manager.
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Quote:
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Check device manager.
already removed from there
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Device Manager HOWEVER, make sure Show Hidden (or unused) Devices is enabled..

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Alsok, NDIS = Network Stack

So you have a faulty NIC Driver or old one hanging around, the Show Hidden Devices *SHOULD* show you these as well anything else that has active drivers/devices that are not truly in the system. I've had at times up to 4-5 NIC cards in a system and these show up wherein I can easily remove them.

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post #6 of 10
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Device Manager HOWEVER, make sure Show Hidden (or unused) Devices is enabled..

nothing there either.
anyone know where can i locate the ndis.sys file?
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post #7 of 10
Well again, NDIS.sys = network protocol stack.

Did you do something with your NIC as of late? Update drivers possibly? New NIC?

Installed NIC Card or integrated network?

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ALSO, NDIS.SYS is *needed* for networking in Windows mate, you won't be able to remove it and if you do find a way, you will disable networking on your rig. Something is WRONG with the network card driver your loading, I'm nearly 100.. ok 80% positive
Edited by Ictinike - 6/1/08 at 9:42pm
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Well again, NDIS.sys = network protocol stack.

Did you do something with your NIC as of late? Update drivers possibly? New NIC?

Installed NIC Card or integrated network?

[Edit]

ALSO, NDIS.SYS is *needed* for networking in Windows mate, you won't be able to remove it and if you do find a way, you will disable networking on your rig. Something is WRONG with the network card driver your loading, I'm nearly 100.. ok 80% positive
i installed a new ethernet pci card and after a couple hours after installation it started BSODing like crazy.
i had a total of 3 cards: onboard,pci eth card and pci wireless card.
i removed the wireless card and the pci card and i still bsod'd.
now i'm running with the pci eth card and the onboard one disabled,going to post results later.
good to know it's not my overclock or some of the serious hardware.
can there be a conflict? i've used two eth ports at the same time before and i didn't have this problem.
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i disabled the onboard ethernet and the pc ran like a champ.
but i need to use both ethernet ports,how can i fix this?
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Hrm, sorry I missed this earlier Smash.. Thinking about this but I'm running on an 18 hour work day right now so I'm a bit of jello at the moment.. whew..

Let me kick it around in my head but instantly I would think a driver for the integraded has failed or gone south. I would try to clean up any remnants of that NIC and it's driver now that it's disabled (check the hidden hardware again in Device manager) and even do a safe mode boot with it enabled but after cleaning.

See how things boot up and if things look ok, device manager and no devices listed for the integrated NIC boot fully and see if it detects it now enabled in BIOS and driver clean.

Something clearly had gone south with that integrated NIC driver on the NDIS stack of Windows causing the BSOD. Hopefully with a full enema of the old stuff you can re-apply new drivers and get both functional again. It shouldn't be this hard, trust me.. Some days I wonder why we enjoy this
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