BSOD with 0x0000007e STOP code, inspect.sys

I am experiencing this BSOD during the first bootup after not using Windows for a while. Normally I will either turn it my computer off or use Linux for a while, restart, boot into Windows, see desktop the for a minute or two, BSOD, restart into Windows, works just fine.

Here is what has appeared in the Event viewer:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xc0000005, 0xf75163bc, 0xf7b44ca8, 0xf7b449a4). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini070710-06.dmp.

And from the BSOD itself:

*Above stop code*

*** inspect.sys - Address F75163BC base at F75514000, DateStamp 4c051483

I have over 20 such events in the event viewer spanning back to June 16, 2010. I can vaguely remember that it started when I replaced the uxtheme.dll file with a hacked version for custom themeing. Replacing it did not fix anything.

Here are some specs:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3 Pro 32-bit, fully updated
  • Box: Emachines W2060 (yes its old and ■■■■■■, not “fixing” by replacing the computer"
  • Processor: Amd Athlon XP 2000+ 1.66 GHz
  • RAM: 384 MB
  • Firewall: Standalone Comodo Firewall 4.1.150349.920, Windows built-in firewall disabled
  • Antivirus: AVG Free 9.0.830
  • Relevant Network card: Linksys WUSB54G v4
  • Network card driver: Linksys Driver 2.0.0, released 10/17/2005
  • Network software: Linksys network manager installed but disabled, using Windows Zero Configuration Utility

This error was discussed in 2007-2008 in this thread, but was never really fixed and the person was simply recommended to replace their network card. This is a known working external USB wireless adapter that does not BSOD any other machines that I test it on, all that have Comodo Firewall.

To reproduce the problem is interesting. Sometimes it will BSOD 2 restarts in a row, other times it won’t BSOD at all. As I said earlier, its usually after not using Windows for a while. When I disabled automatic restarts, it kept BSODing on me until I very quickly turned it off and back on as soon as it appeared.

Attached Linked is a zip file containing 27 dmp files, dating back to June 14th. I can also provide a hijackthis log if necessary. Hopefully this will give the devs enough information to troubleshoot it. (got a “The upload folder is full. Please try a smaller file and/or contact an administrator.” error when attaching)

What can I do to remedy this problem? Am I missing software, updates, driver versions, etc?


Bump. Is anybody looking into this? Am I the only one? The BSOD’s are starting to occur more frequently now, going up to 4-6 before it stops and I can use my desktop.

And if you were afraid of that link, here’s one thats attached since the upload system seems to be fixed

[attachment deleted by admin]

Hi, I try to analyze your dump file, but can’t get useful information.
Please download latest version and reinstall CIS, and if you encounter same issue, please capture full dump or kernel dump file and send it to me ASAP!

Rick ■■■■

Well I uninstalled shortly after my second post, but I will reinstall and give you larger dumps.

Sorry for the delay but the “notify of new emails” feature seems to be broken