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SAMAD ALI asked on February 15, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.


» Just purchased and installed Windows 8 via USB. I did a clean install and deleted all partitions so i'm working clean. When I try to connect to the Internet via ethernet or wifi, I will receive a BSOD crash. Internet is working via safe mode without hiccup. Error given is: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (NETIO.SYS)

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» If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

The reasons behind BSOD can be a hardware conflict, driver's failure, or a corrupt registry, it can also result from a virus, such as PWS:Win32/Zbot. Now we just talk about the driver's failure, the driver files with the .sys extension are actually dll files, and are the basic reasons for BSOD. If you are not one of the lucky ones who can fix the BSOD with a reboot, then you will need to do some diagnosis to resolve the problem. With all the possible reasons for the BSOD ranging from software to hardware, or hardware drivers, it is very difficult to list a precise set of instructions for every possibly BSOD. Don't be panic about it. Here is a simple way for you to repair blue screen, provided that you have already downloaded DLL Suite, which is a professional dll file error fixer.

Firstly, reboot the computer in safe mode: press the F8 key before the Windows screen appears. This will boot the computer into the Advanced Options screen where you can choose advanced boot options. Choose "Safe Mode" and press "Enter", wait for the Windows screen to appear, then click DLL Suite, run it and the blue screen will be repaired automatically, just because DLL Suite has built-in feature of fix BSOD.

WENDELL BELL replied on February 19, 2013

All Answers:

  1. NICHOLAS KINLER replied on February 15, 2013: » It is possible the problem may be with the Intel wireless adapter driver, the NETwNs64.sys shows up as the cause of the crash in some of the crashes using BlueScreenView. Which driver was installed for the Intel wireless adapter?

  2. SAMAD ALI replied on February 15, 2013: » I installed whichever one I possibly could.. from versions 14.0, 14.2, 15.3... every driver seems to crash. At that point, I couldn't pinpoint which would or would not work any further. The wireless adapter is an Intel WIFI 1000

  3. NICHOLAS KINLER replied on February 15, 2013: » Give this a try: Locate the wireless adapter in the Device Manager and right-click the wireless adapter and select "Uninstall" and also select "Delete the driver software for this device" > OK

    Then restart the computer and let Windows re-detect the device and install the driver.

  4. SAMAD ALI replied on February 16, 2013: » Just to close my issue finally, I never got this issue resolved. I took my device to a Microsoft store and they could not solve it either (and that's an understatement). I got a windows 8 refund and had to do a system recovery using the disks that were provided when I purchased my laptop. End result, a 2 month long painful process to have nothing upgraded or changed.

    Looking back at everything and having some experience using Win 8 on a family member's computer, I'm VERY glad I ended up with my original Win 7

  5. JOSH CAPIZZANO replied on February 19, 2013: » First thing I'd check based on probability of a 3rd party driver higher up in the stack causing the issue and this is a network driver I'd update the NIC firmware and Drivers. Many times driver(SW or HW) updates/hot fixes resolves blue screen issues of servers.

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