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Windows 7: BSOD during downloading of large files, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

22 Feb 2014   #1
Preservative211

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BSOD during downloading of large files, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Hello,
For a while now, I've been having a recurring BSOD giving the message "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". I believe it may be related to something to do with my network settings/drivers, as more recently, I noticed that it occured when I attempted to download game updates that were around 1.5GB in size. I have tried reinstalling networks drivers, but it does not appear to have worked. Any help would be appreciated
Thank you.


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22 Feb 2014   #2
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You are right, it is some network issue. But apparently no reason behind such a network crash is not visible in any dumps, which is a sound ground.

If you have any network bandwith monitoring/controlling program, uninstall it as a test. Uninstall peerblock too. Letus see if it causes any difference.
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22 Feb 2014   #3
Preservative211

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Hmm, after uninstalling peerblock, I was able to download the 1.6gb game update, as well as CS:GO with no problems. Never would have thought that it might be causing the problem, since I don't really use it much. Thanks for the help Hopefully this solves the problem. Should I mark this thread as solved?
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23 Feb 2014   #4
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Good to know that your job is done with such a little alteration.

If you see that there is no more BSODs in this line, you may mark the thread as solved.
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24 Feb 2014   #5
Preservative211

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, unfortunately, the bluescreens have returned Not entirely sure what's causing it, but it's still a DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error message, and the Windows debug tool still says that it might be NETIO.sys that's causing it. I've attached the new minidumps. Sorry to bother you guys with this again
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24 Feb 2014   #6
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Your network driver is very latest. So it should not fail at its own.
Code:
fffff880`078f5eb0  fffff880`04d30e20Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys
 Rt64win7+0x1fe20
So I am believing that something else is playing a role from the behind.

Enable Driver Verifier for next 24 hours of the next BSOD, whichever is earlier. Let us see if it catches something.

But I will not deny that I am now sort of afraid, because I have noticed such D1+netio issue earlier too; where nothing worked at all. If you want, you may have a look:
But the hope should be there that this time we will be able to find a solution. So let's try.
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24 Feb 2014   #7
Preservative211

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hmm, that first post is worrying Hopefully there's nothing wrong with my motherboard. Although I have also been having problems with windows update, with a lot of failed ones.
So I enabled Driver Verifier, and my computer is not doing well haha. Crashed a few minutes after enabling it, but the problem is, it doesn't seem to reach the blue screen, it just freezes, with the display all screwed up. Unfortunately, it's not generating any minidumps, since I guess it's not actually reaching the blue screen. Any idea on how to get it to generate a minidump?
I do however, have some minidumps from the constant bluescreens last night. Not sure how useful they'll be though.
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24 Feb 2014   #8
Preservative211

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

On the (not so) bright side, I can now crash my computer by just opening steam? Firefox/Skype still work fine though, it seems.
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25 Feb 2014   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Preservative211 View Post
On the (not so) bright side, I can now crash my computer by just opening steam? Firefox/Skype still work fine though, it seems.
If it crashes with Steam only, do two things one by one.

First, assume that the installation might have gone corrupted. Uninstall Steam and install a fresh copy.

If still the situation is the same, contract Steam and explain them the situation. They should have custom settings or patches for your system.

Definitely there is no adequate reason for the network crashes, but Steam can do it obviously.
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25 Feb 2014   #10
Preservative211

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, uninstalling and reinstalling steam didn't do much to stop the blue screen when the driver verifier was turned on. I was getting some more blue screens earlier though, when I tried to download an update not related to steam. Perhaps the problem is something to do with downloading?
At this point, do you think I should just try a clean reinstall of windows? And if the problem was still there after I reinstalled windows, would that indicate that it's a hardware problem?
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