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BSOD Only When Using HTC Vive w/ Wireless Adapter


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First, thanks to any who read this and attempt to help. Second, I do not have a Ryzen processor.

I get the same BSOD error fairly consistently and only when using my HTC Vive with the wireless adapter. It did not occur prior to the addition of the wireless adapter. I finally wiped, reinstalled Windows, and updated the bios, but it is still happening, so I would imagine it is hardware related. I don't want to get a replacement wireless adapter to find out it was another component that was the problem, as the wireless adapter is expensive. Unfortunately, I do not know anyone else who owns one which I could borrow for testing.

I am able to use the Vive wirelessly for several hours sometimes (typically after a fresh boot). If I use my computer heavily and then use the Vive without a fresh boot, that is when I tend to get the BSOD. However, even without a fresh boot, sometimes I can play for an hour or two before the BSOD occurs. And occasionally it will occur even with a fresh boot.

After working on this on a BSOD forum, the four dumps I uploaded led someone to post that this was the problem:



8/2 dump shows a problem with imaucxhpal.sys. Just finished checking and all four dumps are the same so this driver is definitely the cause of your BSOD problems.


A kernel component has corrupted a critical data structure.  The corruption
could potentially allow a malicious user to gain control of this machine.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A LIST_ENTRY has been corrupted (i.e. double remove).
Arg2: ffffcf87bcf8f2d0, Address of the trap frame for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg3: ffffcf87bcf8f228, Address of the exception record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Reserved

Debugging Details:

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for imaucxhpal.sys

Intel MA-USB Host PAL (UCX) driver

10: kd> lmvm imaucxhpal
Browse full module list
start             end                 module name
fffff801`12ad0000 fffff801`12b7b000   imaucxhpal T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: imaucxhpal.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\imaucxhpal.sys
    Image name: imaucxhpal.sys
    Browse all global symbols  functions  data
    Timestamp:        Mon Jan 21 06:26:02 2019 (5C45AC4A)

It is hard to find information on this driver, but from what I can tell, it's related to WiGig. As I have done a fresh windows install and continue to have this problem, I'm assuming it's hardware. I would think it could be the adapter, the wireless receiver, the PCIe card, the PCIe slot, maybe even memory. I don't know. Before I take a gamble and either spend money getting this fixed or buying a new unit all together (and risking the issue being another component in my computer), I figured I would post this on some forums and see if anyone had some thoughts.

Again, much appreciation to any who read/investigate this, and any who attempt to help. If there are any questions, let me know.



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