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Windows 7: BSOD - NDIS.sys "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal"

10 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
BSOD - NDIS.sys "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal"

Hello,

I have a problem with my father's laptop. Every time i turn on the wireless, a BSOD appears with the message:

"driver_irql_not_less_or_equal"
....
NDIS.sys

I've been searching a lot lately and everyone points the problem differently.

I've read in a forum, a post by a guy with a similar issue.
He says that the wireless and the network card(cable) share the same IRQ and must be a conflict between them.

He said he solved his problem re-installing the wireless driver, but every time i do a update driver in the device manager, he says i have the latest driver installed. Is the solution installing a older driver?

My problem gets worst. I can't find the discs that came with the laptop.
1 cd with the drivers and two others, with the xp recovery disc.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chirola View Post
Hello,

I have a problem with my father's laptop. Every time i turn on the wireless, a BSOD appears with the message:

"driver_irql_not_less_or_equal"
....
NDIS.sys

I've been searching a lot lately and everyone points the problem differently.

I've read in a forum, a post by a guy with a similar issue.
He says that the wireless and the network card(cable) share the same IRQ and must be a conflict between them.

He said he solved his problem re-installing the wireless driver, but every time i do a update driver in the device manager, he says i have the latest driver installed. Is the solution installing a older driver?

My problem gets worst. I can't find the discs that came with the laptop.
1 cd with the drivers and two others, with the xp recovery disc.

We need the actual DMP file created when the computer crashed. Use these to help you find and upload them to us. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html


Thanks

Ken
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10 May 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chirola View Post
Hello,

I have a problem with my father's laptop. Every time i turn on the wireless, a BSOD appears with the message:

"driver_irql_not_less_or_equal"
....
NDIS.sys

I've been searching a lot lately and everyone points the problem differently.

I've read in a forum, a post by a guy with a similar issue.
He says that the wireless and the network card(cable) share the same IRQ and must be a conflict between them.

He said he solved his problem re-installing the wireless driver, but every time i do a update driver in the device manager, he says i have the latest driver installed. Is the solution installing a older driver?

My problem gets worst. I can't find the discs that came with the laptop.
1 cd with the drivers and two others, with the xp recovery disc.

We need the actual DMP file created when the computer crashed. Use these to help you find and upload them to us. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html


Thanks

Ken
I will do that has soon has possible.


Thanks for the reply
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10 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I've sent all the files in the minidump folder.
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10 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Go to your computer manufacturer's site and download the latest Wireless driver there.

I'm sure you can find one, as your current one is dated 2004:

Code:
f85c0000 f85eca80   NDIS     NDIS.sys     Wed Aug 04 02:14:27 2004 (41107EC3)
Code:

BugCheck 100000D1, {47b, 2, 1, f85d8f0f}
Probably caused by : NDIS.sys ( NDIS!ndisMDpcX+27 )
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BugCheck 100000D1, {47b, 2, 1, f85d8f0f}
Probably caused by : NDIS.sys ( NDIS!ndisMDpcX+27 )
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BugCheck 100000D1, {47b, 2, 1, f85d8f0f}
Probably caused by : NDIS.sys ( NDIS!ndisMDpcX+27 )
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13 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, everything seems fine now. Aparently the only thing needed was to update the drivers of the network card.

How do i mark a thread has solved?
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13 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Click the red triangle above your post (the flag button) and use these exact words, avoiding any typos as they could get you banned:

Quote:
Please mark this thread as solved.
Just kidding, just let the mods know the thread is solved.
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13 May 2011   #8

64 bit Windows 7
 
 

I had a very similar problem on an Acer Ferrari One 200 running Windows 7.

When the bundled subscription to McAfee AV/security ran out, I uninstalled it through Control Panel - Programs - Uninstall a program. Restarting Windows led to a BSOD including -

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
......
ndis.sys

From Safe Mode, I did a System Restore to the settings of the previous day. I then tried the uninstall again but with exactly the same result.

Checking in Computer - System Properties - Device Manager, I noted that there were two WiFi devices 'Atheros AR5B93......' and 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter'. I disabled the latter.

I then did a System Restore as above, and found that WiFi worked fine with the Microsoft device disabled.

Finally I carried out the uninstallation of McAfee but did NOT restart. I installed Microsoft Security Essentials and then restarted.

No BSOD!

I don't know which step (disabling the device or not restarting after uninstallation) solved the problem but everything works fine.
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16 May 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I had the same title of BSOD. "NDIS.sys 'driver_irql_not_less_or_equal'" Though I didn't find it to be related to turning wireless on or off. I couldn't even remove my wireless lan drivers. But it might've been related to LAN drivers. Was certainly network driver related. And with safe mode without networking was able to get in.

I fixed it.. Maybe I was lucky. I'd add, if you aren't confident in replacing any registry changes and aren't willing to deal with a worst case scenario of not even being able to get into safe mode and having to reverse a registry change you made in that situation, then don't do it.

I got this error. It was unclear whether it was athereos or realtek. I have an athereos wireless lan controller inside, and a realtek lan controller inside. I didn't realise at the time it might be realtek.. I tried to remove athereos wlan drivers but many wouldn't delete. Virtualbox had installed some extra athereos ones that wouldn't go. I tried uninstalling virtualbox to get rid of them but that crashed explorer.exe I tried disabling my network adaptors (dunno about realtek) but I was still getting a BSOD.
I could get into safe mode. (if I couldn't I might've had to load the registry in from the command console). But I could get into safe mode, so I ran regedit. And looked in the registry location for drivers (looking for the athereos one to rename which would effectively delete it but enable me to get it back). In a worst case scenario i'd have then been unable to even get into safe mode and would have had to fix the registry back to the state it was in(renaming them back), to get it.

I renamed the athereos one (don't think I touched the realtek one as I don't think I knew it coudl potentially be that), I looked for NDIS.SYS and found it, right there in the registry location for drivers, which was the location I was looking in.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
I renamed the key(NDIS) to _NDIS. I then restarted and AMAZINGLY I got in!
As a test I tried (with knoppix) renaming NDIS.SYS to something else, but it gave a BSOD so I renamed the file back. So don't do that unless you want to test it yourself. But renaming the registry key worked.
I think I didn't have a LAN Adapter listed and had some issue installing a driver for it. Once in normal mode, I ran an "upgrade" which is like a repair installation. Not sure if that did any good. I still didn't have a LAN adapter listed. But then I found a driver and I went to device manager, removed any current driver, then let it detect hardware and I pointed it to my driver and (perhaps it needed a restart, perhaps not) but I certainly had the card listed and internet access once i'd restarted.
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