Frequent BSODs daily: driver_irql_not_less_than_or_equal -> netio.sys

  1. Posts : 9
    windows 10

    Frequent BSODs daily: driver_irql_not_less_than_or_equal -> netio.sys

    2016 Alienware 17(R4) usually crashes several times per day (unfortunately windows minidump only had 4 files). Crashes usually occur while I'm gaming (world of warcraft), yet it also crashes while i'm merely browsing internet or looking at youtube.

    The specific bsod message is in the title. What failed: "NETIO.SYS." My zip file is attached.

    Actions I took to eliminate these BSODs (if relevant)
    - updated bios and drivers to no avail
    - right-clicked on every device in device manager & selected update driver (updated several drivers this way)
    - updated/scanned computer with malwarebytes & bitdefender (no malware or viruses)
    - used Dell SupportAssist to update drivers & bios, scan hardware, clean files & tune performance
    - downloaded latest display driver from
    - none of the above actions fixed the problem.
    Last edited by nepenthes; 28 Jun 2018 at 06:26.
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  2. Posts : 345
    win 10

    This is likely LAN related. Double check your LAN/WiFi drivers and reinstall if necessary
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  3. Posts : 180
    Windows 10 Pro

    3 or the 4 dumps show mwac.sys as a likely culprit which is a component of Malwarebytes and the most recent shows a Bitdefender component (bdfwfpf.sys). There have been issues in the past when running Bitdefender and Malwarebytes concurrently. I'd check for updates to both and apply any updates to get you to the latest versions. If the problems continue after updating I'd recommend uninstalling Bitdefender and testing.
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