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BSOD, error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (nwifi.sys)


Ouahib12

New Member
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3
#1
Hi Community,

on 11 april I suddenly got a bsod with the error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL ( nwifi.sys )

My question is, what was the cause of the bsod, and how can I fix this error?
things I've already done: updated all driver and ran windows memory diagnostics tool, showed no errors.
The error is related to my wifi driver from what I understand, I uninstalled the driver, removed my wifi card and reinstalled the driver, but the problem keeps occurring.
These crashes occur randomly and infrequent.

I ran the collector tools, here are the files:
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba / C70-A-15G
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    no idea
    Memory
    4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
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    Chrome
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    Malwarebytes Premium

axe0

BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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#2
Hi Ouahib12,

The crashes are related to networking indeed, but not necessarily your network drivers.
Other common causes are programs using the network drivers, like Malwarebytes, Tunnelbear and iTunes.

Please run driver verifier using the following settings for 48 hours.
  • Special Pool
  • Force IRQL checking
  • Pool Tracking
  • Deadlock Detection
  • Security Checks
  • Miscellaneous Checks
  • Power framework delay fuzzing
  • DDI compliance checking


Warning: driver verifier can cause boot issues and/or performance issues.


Resetting driver verifier options (recommended in this order)
  1. In normal mode open an administrator command prompt and enter the below command
  2. In safe mode open an administrator command prompt and enter the below command
  3. On 3 boot failures, you'll boot automatically to the recovery options,
    • click Troubleshoot
    • go to the advanced options
    • choose command prompt
    • enter the below command
  4. Boot with the recovery media, see above 4 steps in option 3.
  5. Via the recovery options or recovery media, select a restore point prior enabling driver verifier
Code:
verifier /reset


Crashed when running driver verifier
  1. Reset driver verifier
  2. Boot in normal mode if necessary
  3. Follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions to provide the requested logs
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
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    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    PSU
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    Cooler Master TX3 i
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    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
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    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

Ouahib12

New Member
Posts
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#3
Thanks for your response!
I have enabled driver verifier, luckily. I am not receiving any bsod whatsoever. I will continue to let it run and will reply if driver verifier found something.
(Yeez my cpu keeps hanging at 80% )

Just want to say that before I enabled driver verifier, that I uninstalled Tunnelbear Adapter V9 and the vpn itself. Maybe that was the driver that caused it?

I’ll keep you updated-
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba / C70-A-15G
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    no idea
    Memory
    4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium