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Windows 7: BSOD while downloading torrents - system crashes every time

31 Jul 2012   #21

Windows 7 ultimate x64

hmm nothing much we could read here except we could do one last test with driver verifier by following the steps mentioned there..

This will stress test all your divers and point to the culprit that's causing the problem.

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01 Aug 2012   #22
z Bear

Windows 7 Professional x32

I had the same problem as you, I was looking for help in every forum.
For me I had to find the answer by myself and I am no computer wiz, excuse me for my simplicity.
I accessed my router by typing my IP in the url, went to toolbox (I'm with Thomson Gateway) and then went into 'Content Sharing'. I configured it and enabled 'FTP Server'.
Ever since then my computer hasn't froze and I've enjoyed my downloading
I hope this works for you, if not, good luck.
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02 Aug 2012   #23

Windows 7 x64

Thanks for the recommendation. I use Clearwire, so unfortunately enabling FTP server isn't an option... but I appreciate the info.
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02 Aug 2012   #24

Windows 7 x64

Hi Centaur,

Thanks for the link... but given my level of knowledge, and the fact that your source recommends a complete system backup and access to a 2nd computer jic this one won't let me log on again... I think I'll try to find another option.

But I do appreciate the info.
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02 Aug 2012   #25

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Hi john

You mentioned you have clear wire.... could you tell me what model is the hub?... are you using a WiMax adapter..

How are u connecting to the Clearwire unit...... by Wireless or Ethernet ????

If by wireless, disable it and use an Ethernet.... check if it still happens. If by Ethernet... disable and use wireless
Check in both cases...... if BSOD

All the BSOD dumps are related to NetIO.sys..., which is related to a network driver issue...

and also as mentioned before .... u need to disable IPv6 on all your network adapter.

You also did mention .... that this happens only when u are using torrents... right ???

Please try the above and let me know your feedback
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07 Sep 2015   #26

Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit

Hey guys!

I read every post on this thread, and I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm having the exact same issue, except I'm running Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit. Any torrent-program I try to use to download torrents let's me start the torrent for a few seconds before the BSOD comes up.

Prior to this thread, like johnjames2, I figured out that the problems only occur once I start downloading torrents. And like it's being suggested throughout the thread, the problem seems to be about about network issues at it's core. So I started to think anew, and I simply disable the internal wifi and tried out a dongle, and amazingly enough, the BSOD doesn't show up anymore.

So my guess is, at least for me, the problem seems to be the network-card itself being defect. I've had a few issues with it before, but the BSOD brought the issues to a whole new level. I suggest that people with the same problem tries to deactivate their main method of connection, whether it's LAN or through Wifi, and try other ways to connect. That solved it for me at least.

Hoping this helps other poor souls encountering same issues...
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