windows 8 crashes!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by yaser1987, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. yaser1987 macrumors member

    yaser1987

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    Hello, I just bought it and upgraded into Windows 8

    But it shows me a blue crash picture and then restart it self :confused: :confused: :confused:

    I don't know why

    Here is the error picture :
    http://postimage.org/image/uw3xk7jsj/

    and here what it says under :
    Error : Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (avgqfpx.sys)

    :confused:

    what shall I do?

    Ps I miss my Macbook pro :D
     
  2. mKTank macrumors 68000

    mKTank

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    It's the crappy anti-virus program you have installed.
     
  3. yaser1987 thread starter macrumors member

    yaser1987

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    It is :
    AVG Free Edition 2013.0.2742

    The free one ?? why isn't that good?? any suggestion for better one?
     
  4. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    Trend Micro Titanium with the Windows 8 upgrade
     
  5. Renzatic Suspended

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    Windows 8? Don't get a virus scanner at all. You've already got Defender running the updated version of the already solid Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    OP which model Mac did you install Win8 on? Where did you get the drivers?
     
  7. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

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    The big LOL is that microsoft bought AVG :D
     
  8. paolol61 macrumors newbie

    paolol61

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    ROFL, don't know that :eek:
    Happy that I run OSX :p
    Going back to the reason of crash , never put 2 AV on OS and yes W8 have an AV installed so to install a new one you need to disable that service.

    ;)
     
  9. mKTank macrumors 68000

    mKTank

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    Bought the tech. Fortunately worked on their own drivers. AVG drivers have always been rubbish.

    Windows 8 as it is is hilariously secure anyway, so the importance of AV is arguable. As long as you don't go on dodgy sites, of course. But among the top ten current security vulnerability list, MS is nowhere to be seen, whereas Apple makes two appearances with Bonjour and QuickTime.

    http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/201...ies list&awesm=tnw.to_lLo7&utm_source=Twitter

    Have fun with OSX.
     
  10. yaser1987 thread starter macrumors member

    yaser1987

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    Thanks guys a lot for your help. I found the Microsoft one in the control panel, it seems fine, and no need for an additional one to be installed :D

    Thanks
     

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