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Noticed latest Intel Network Gigabit Drivers causes crash on wmiprvse.exe...


Hi there,

This is my first time posting on this forum. So here goes...

I noticed from using the "Reliability History" I noticed many crashes on the "WMI Provider Host". Looking at the details information it shows this:

Problem Event Name: BEX64

Application Name: wmiprvse.exe

Application Version: 6.2.9200.16398

Application Timestamp: 5033992e

Fault Module Name: CoreAgnt.dll_unloaded

Fault Module Version:

Fault Module Timestamp: 58ecf841

Exception Offset: 000007fee8307e88

Exception Code: c0000005

Exception Data: 0000000000000008

OS Version: 6.1.7601.

Locale ID: 1033

Additional Information 1: 2264

Additional Information 2: 2264db07e74365624c50317d7b856ae9

Additional Information 3: 3ef2

Additional Information 4: 3ef25dd6ab33f02f72717e629f8b08ab

All the crashes involved WMIprvse.exe and the CoreAgnt.dll. I noticed that the CoreAgnt.dll is part of the "Intel ProSet for the Device Manager". Ever since I've updated my one year old Ethernet driver, the crashes began.

The crashes only happen on startup or whenever you reboot the system. When the PC starts, there is no message pop-up indicating an error. Also when looking at the Network Adapter properties under Device Manager, it functions well with no issues while browsing the various settings.

I'm curious anyone else notice these crashes under Windows?

Hopefully Intel's software engineers would look into this. It never happened before from their previous drivers.

I have all the latest Windows 7 updates. I've also checked for virus using ESET NOD32 and found nothing.

Driver that's causing this issue is called:

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7* version (

Here are my system specs:

Mobo: Asus Rampage 3 Extreme

CPU: Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.80Ghz (non-overclocked)

Memory: 12GB RAM

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G

Sound Card: Sound Blaster Z

Ethernet: Intel 82567V-2 Gigabit Network (built-in from motherboard)

OS: Windows 7 64-bit SP1 Professional


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Hi FTech,



Thank you for posting in Wired Ethernet Community.



You've mentioned this never happened on previous drivers, kindly help share the driver version and if you roll back to other version, does it make those crashes disappear?








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