BSODs Galore

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Melodeath, May 16, 2010.

  1. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    So I installed Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit on my new i7 15" MBP yesterday, and I've already had about seven or so BSODs.

    One of the first things I did after I installed Windows 7 was install the driver for my firewire audio interface. After I installed the driver, I plugged in the interface to the MBP, and turned it on. Once it was on, I immediately got a BSOD similar to this:


    I restarted the computer and tried to use it as normal. I installed various programs to get back up and running with a workable system, and I periodically got more BSODs. I looked at the Minidump files and Windows debug tools indicated the stop error was probably caused by wdf01000.sys.

    The BSODs didn't seem to happen when the firewire audio interface was turned off.
    Since the interface seemed like it was the culprit, I tried a different firewire audio interface.
    This interface produced BSODs as well, but they were different. This time, the BSODs were more specific and said SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION and had a code of 3B instead of 10D. It also indicated the "wdf01000.sys" process again. This Minidump I did not have "permission" to look at with the Windows debugging tools.

    This system is completely unworkable, and I need to get the Windows portion of my new MBP working well. It's completely unstable as is.
    Does anyone have some serious advice? Are there known firewire issues with Windows 7 64-bit? Or is this a hardware or driver issue with the MBP or Boot Camp? Are BSODs still possible if I use virtualization software instead of Boot Camp? I need to be able to use my audio software in Windows without BSODs.

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    A few more details would be helpful. Not for me specifically, but for anyone trying to help.

    The name and version of your audio software, the name and version of the two firewire interfaces you were using and where you got their drivers from.

    Maybe you would be better off with W7 HP 32 bit?

    I'm not sure if FireWire device passthrough is doable in current VM software. USB yes, not sure about FW.

  3. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    The two interfaces are the following:

    Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 - Latest driver from the focusrite website - Mix Control 2.0. "Full Windows 7 support with default firewire driver"

    M-Audio Profire 2626 - Latest driver for Windows 7 64-bit from the M-Audio website.

    I should note:
    To install an iLok you have to download the Client Helper, then the Driver. You install the Helper, then the driver, then restart your comp, then plug in the iLok and it installs the driver automatically. While my iLok driver was automatically installing after I plugged it in, I got a BSOD. I tried reinstalling the client helper, then the driver helper then plugged in in the iLok again and again I got a BSOD. I then unplugged the Focusrite interface and re-tried the iLok setup, and everything worked. So it seems the issue must be firewire related.

    I could certainly try Windows 7 32-bit instead. What a pain to re-install everything, though!

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