Hello everyone. My notebook would not complete installation of Windows 10 due to athwbx.sys problem. This is a driver file found in Windows 8 for the Atheros Wireless Network hardware. However I am updating from Windows 7 and this file is not part of the drivers required for this hardware in Windows 7. So I cannot install it. However windows 10 expects to see it I believe.
As it does a BSOD on login after upgrading to Windows 10 calling an exception due to Athwbx.sys and will just not allow me to log in. I can get to safe mode though.
Use the links on this page to download the latest version of Qualcomm Atheros AR 5 B 93 Wireless Network Adapter drivers. Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8. Blackberry Q10 Drivers For Windows 10. 1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
I also managed to roll back to Win 7. Question is how do I get around this.
Atheros hardware is AR9002WB. I am using the latest Win7 driver possible for this hardware. Computer Type: PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number: Self Built OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit CPU: Intel i7 6700k 4GHz Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Memory: Corsair vengeance 32Gb@3000MHz Graphics Card: Asus GTX 1070 Strix OC Sound Card: Creative Soundblaster AE5 Monitor(s) Displays: Acer Predator XB271HU 27', iiyama X2783HSU-B3 27' ProLite Screen Resolution: 2560x1440@165Hz, 1920x1080@75Hz Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB PSU: Corsair RM850i Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Glass Ed. Cooling: Kraken x52 push Hard Drives: Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb, Samsung 850 Pro 512Gb, Samsung 850 Evo 2Tb, Samsung M3 1Tb Ext, WD MyCloud Mirror 6Tb NAS. Internet Speed: 58/12 Mbps Browser: Chrome Stable Antivirus: Windows Defender + Malwarebytes Other Info: Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Tablet. You are correct that thus far there are no Windows 10 specific updates for it, however on all the computers I have updated the Windows 8 drivers work fine.