Vista freezes after Windows Update (crcdisk.sys, LAN, bios)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by h.schoenfeld, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. h.schoenfeld

    h.schoenfeld Guest

    This is a public service announcement to help solve what appears to be
    a common problem but that ASUS and Microsoft don't seem to care about.

    APPLIES TO

    [1] ASUS F3S series Notebooks

    SYMPTOMS

    [1] Machine was working fine until a Windows Update caused machine to
    freeze on startup (or take up to 20 mins to load).

    [2] Shutdown has same behaviour.

    [3] Safe mode boot locks up on crcdisk.sys.

    [4] Recovery disks don't seem to help.


    SOLUTION

    [1] Download the latest BIOS image for your machine (mine was version
    209)

    [2] Download this special-build of LAN driver 2.4.7.7 (thanks to other
    poster for posting it)
    h**p://w*w.sendspace.com/file/zkmdm2

    [3] Install the LAN driver

    [4] Flash latest BIOS onto your machine (even if it's already
    installed!)

    To do this, follow these steps:

    [4.1] Find a way to get your latest BIOS image onto your local
    machine disk or burn it to a CD/DVD.

    [4.2] Restart machine and get into BIOS SETUP (hit F2 on
    restart).

    [4.3] Get into the 'Start Flash' utility, locate your bios
    image and begin the flashing.

    Your system should work now. If it does not feel free to email me at
    'h.schoenfeld at gmail dot c0m'.


    NOTE: If you have a different machine and are getting same problem,
    chances are solution is the same. Look at isolating hardware component
    causing error then contacting manufacturer for solution.

    NOTE 2: Do not attempt to fix your machine unless are atleast a mid-
    level expert. Return to vendor/manufacter and get them to fix it
    (especially if within 7 days of purchase).
     
    h.schoenfeld, Mar 29, 2008
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  2. Microsoft are NOT responsible for device drivers or BIOS..

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  3. h.schoenfeld

    h.schoenfeld Guest

    An autoupdate from microsoft completely screwed up my notebook. 3
    formats and 2 BIOS flashes later, it works. This is a very common
    problem that no one seems to care about. Google "vista freezes after
    autoupdate" or "vista freezes crcdisk.sys".
     
    h.schoenfeld, Mar 29, 2008
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  4. h.schoenfeld

    kevpan815 Guest

    What He Is Merely Saying Is That All Device Drivers On Windows Update Are
    Created By The Device Manufacturer, Not Microsoft (Microsoft Does Not Even
    Create Their Own Device Driver's 4 Microsoft Hardware, They Out Source Device
    Driver's Development 2 A Third Party 4 All Devices, Both Microsoft And
    Non-Microsoft, That Way They Avoid Liability), Just FYI.

     
    kevpan815, Mar 30, 2008
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  5. h.schoenfeld

    h.schoenfeld Guest

    On Mar 29, 8:53 pm, wrote:
    [...]
    [...]

    The cause of this issue appears to be windows update KB946149. It
    looks like it does something to the LAN driver which affects the BIOS
    in a way that makes vista freeze (in safe mode and after recovery
    disks).

    This bug can be temporarily disabled either via a total power down or
    a reflash of the bios or disabling the LAN interface in the BIOS.

    The fix includes
    [1] Installing custom driver referenced in previous post
    [2] reflash to latest bios

    Before emailing me MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD AND FLASH THE LATEST BIOS
    (even if it's already installed).
     
    h.schoenfeld, Mar 31, 2008
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  6. h.schoenfeld

    h.schoenfeld Guest

    In some FAQ ASUS point the finger at microsoft without offering any
    solution themselves. Something to do with KB946149.
     
    h.schoenfeld, Mar 31, 2008
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