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    Removing a non-removable device

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    A surprise indeed From time to time, miniport authors ask us whether they really have to support surprise removal.  After all, they explain, their device is embedded in the system — it’s not physically possible to remove it without a soldering iron...
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    Simplifying your OID request handler

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    One request at a time, please While we have lots of documentation on MSDN, occasionally the high-level concepts get drowned out by all the details. Today I want to draw attention to an important point regarding OID requests. Recall that protocols...
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    The NDIS Blog: We’re back!

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    Now with witty subtitles Lately things have been quiet on the NDIS blog. But that’s about to change, because we’ve got some new blog posts lined up for you. We’ll start things off this week with a discussion on OID requests. If you would like to...
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    How to run NDISTest outside the DTM

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    The DTM that shipped in the Windows Vista RTM timeframe contains two versions of the NDISTest tool, v.6.0 and v.6.5. You can run both of these tools manually outside the DTM. Running the tools manually gives you flexibility in selecting which tests to...
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    What causes a bug check 0xD1 (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL)

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    The MSDN document summarizes the cause for the D1 (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) pretty well, for people who know how the memory manager in Windows works. It basically says that the cause is: A driver tried to access an address that is pageable (or that is...
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    Troubleshoot a Windows bluescreen, a.k.a bugcheck, a.k.a blue screen of death

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    I have read a lot of posts in multiple forums on the internet where people ask "My machine keeps bluescreen-ining, what do I do?"... a common response is "Reinstall Windows and the problem will most likely go away". This is a wrong answer because if you...
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    Welcome to the NDIS and NDISTest blog

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    Welcome to the NDIS and NDISTest blog... we are just getting started so be patient. We want this blog to be a place where you can come and learn about the latest NDIS APIs, NDISTest test tool, get answers to your questions and more... stay tuned.....
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