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Hello Everyone,

I bought a new laptop a few months ago that crashes several times a day every day with the same exact error message. As far as I can tell, it only crashes when UTorrent is running. Any help you can provide me would be greatly appreciated. I am not an IT professional so this crash dump analysis stuff is very cryptic to me. I am hoping that some kind soul will assist me here. I don't know where else I can seek help. I can attach some mini-dumps if it would help you and if I am allowed to do so (I don't see a button here for attachments). If you need anything else, please let me know. Thanks!

My OS is windows vista ultimate.

My computer is a Toshiba Qosmio F45-AV411.

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Thanks for the reply! I am running the 32 bit version of Vista. Here is the HijackThis log file. If this doesn't help, I will follow the troubleshooting in the Windows KB article. It is getting too late for me now and I have to go to bed. Thanks!

Walter

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 1:38:01 AM, on 12/12/2007

Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16546)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe

C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe

C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe

C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe

C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe

C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe

C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe

C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\psqltray.exe

C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe

C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe

C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe

C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe

C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe

C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe

C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe

C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.exe

C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE

C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe

C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe

C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zFM.exe

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iAAnotif] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iaNvSrv] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\OROM\IaNvSrv\IaNvSrv.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PSQLLauncher] "C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\launcher.exe" /startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" /min

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [00TCrdMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iVPServiceMgr] TAISNOTIFY.CAK

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TOSCDSPD] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe"

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\npjpi160.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\npjpi160.dll

O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL

O23 - Service: Agere Modem Call Progress Audio (AgereModemAudio) - Agere Systems - C:\Windows\system32\agrsmsvc.exe

O23 - Service: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Scheduler (AntiVirScheduler) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe

O23 - Service: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe

O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service (CFSvcs) - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe

O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Event Log (EvtEng) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe

O23 - Service: GoogleDesktopManager - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe

O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe

O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: pinger - Unknown owner - C:\Toshiba\IVP\ISM\pinger.exe

O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Registry Service (RegSrvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe

O23 - Service: Swupdtmr - Unknown owner - c:\Toshiba\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Navi Support Service (TNaviSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER\TNaviSrv.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service (TODDSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\TODDSrv.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Power Saver (TosCoSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TosCoSrv.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Bluetooth Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe

O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe

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erm I guess that all looks ok. Though it seems Toshiba really REALLY Likes to add personalized programs... Surely they're not all necessary?

Also Google Desktop's Indexer is a known problem causer in relation to uT.

Uhm... Do you know what that C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe is?

bleh its too late, I'll look at the list again in the morning.

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In my experience if you get this error while using µtorrent it means that µtorrent's extensive use of hardware (network card usually) is causing an error in the driver (and sometimes even in the hardware itself) to surface.

Do not use a USB network device. Use the laptops internal UTP port or if it doesn't have one buy a PCMCIAA network card. Same goes for wireless, use the internal wireless or buy a PCMCIAA wifi card.

If you are using the internal/PCMCIAA network device then update your driver to the newest version available. If that doesn't help try updating other drivers to their newest version available (motherboard, IDE/SATA/RAID cards, etc).

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Actually USB usually (2.0) has enough bandwidth to handle large amounts of traffic. Its just that the drivers (or maybe its the windows USB bit) are always crappy and I personally think they have problems maintaining more then a few connections.

Most people I met who had these IRQ bsods where using USB network devices although there were a couple using a normal NIC. And usually switching to a NIC (or updating the NICs drivers) solved the problem.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I have not encountered any BSODs since I switched from a USB connection to an Ethernet connection. My problem is solved - thank you all very much!

Walter

PS For those who were wondering about speed:

I can't notice any difference between my old USB connection and my new Ethernet connection. My internet connection is fairly quick when uTorrent isn't running, and is considerably slower when uTorrent is running. At times I will turn off uTorrent so that I can visit sites that are too slow when uTorrent is running.

Happy holidays!

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