BSOD in Vista when disabling a network adapter

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Anthony Carter 10/12/2008 12:06 am
I just submitted this via the Feedback form, but figured I''d post it here.

Forgot to list the version, which is 2.5.361 (the latest)

I''d like to report a bug using NAD on Windows Vista Home Premium. Three times I''ve had my laptop go to the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) when disabling a network adapter. The first time both the wired and WiFi adapters were active, I disabled the WiFi, and when Windows rebooted NAD (and everything else) came up fine. Note the wired adapter remained enabled.

The second time only the wired adapter was enabled, windows crashed when I disabled the adapter, and when Windows rebooted NAD brought up a dialog box stating that Smart Filtering could not be started (I assume because no adapter was enabled). When I clicked OK to clear the box Windows went to the BSOD again. After reboot I left the dialog box up, enabled the adapter, which allowed me to clear the box without crashing Windows. Further, I just checked the settings, and the filtering method had changed from Smart Filtering to Standard (I was able to set it back without incident).

While I really like the app - the only one of its kind I''ve found to run on Vista and filter LAN traffic, which is critical when one''s ISP imposing a monthly limit - and will likely purchase it before the 30 days are up, I feel obliged to point out this bug.

My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv7t-1000.

I hope this information helps somehow.

Alexander 10/13/2008 06:49 am
Anthony Carter,

Thank you for writing us.
Could you please test the updated version of Net Activity Diagram?
You can download it from:
http://www.metaproducts.com/download/nadsetup25.exe
Please write me about the result. Thank you.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Alexander 10/31/2008 09:50 am
Anthony Carter,

We tested NAD at several laptops trying to reproduce the problem - no luck.
Could you please give us more details on your NAD configuration? What diagrams did you have?
Do you still have NAD installed? I will send you instructions on extraction of its settings - we need them to fix the problem.

Thank you for your help.
Alexander
Alexander 11/10/2008 04:57 am
Anthony Carter,

Thank you for your help.
Could you please test the updated build of NAD?
You can download it from: http://www.metaproducts.com/download/nadsetup25.exe
Please write me about the result. Thank you.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff