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The Netio.sys crash is often caused by an intrusive network manager added to the Nvidia Bloatware package and is not necessary in addition to the display driver. This error also has something to do with your motherboard network driver and something is causing an error or conflict with the driver that led to the BSOD, this was my first clue and the most important thing you need to know about this error.
Many Windows users have a “NETIO.SYS” error on their Windows computer. Many of them get this error randomly and frequently. There are several ways to see this error on the blue screen:
Scan your PC for viruses and malware.
Viruses and malware, on the other hand, can infect your system files. Therefore, you must run a complete system scan on your PC to eliminate any possible damage caused by viruses. There are several third-party antivirus programs that you can use.
However, you can also use Windows Defender’s built-in antivirus protection. To run a full system scan under Windows 10 Creators Update :
Go to Start > type’Defender’ > double-click Windows Defender to start the tool.
Select the sign symbol in the left area.
Click on the “Advanced Scan” option in the new window.
Enable the Full scan option to run a full scan of the system.
Install the latest Windows updates
Microsoft constantly releases patches with fixes and drivers for your Windows PC.
Therefore, make sure you are using the latest version of the operating system on your computer. This would keep your PC trouble-free, especially when it comes to Microsoft products. The following describes how to run Windows Update on your PC.
Go to Start > Enter “Windows Update” and press the “Enter” key.
Click the “Check for Updates” button in the Windows Update window.
Performing a Start-up Repair
When the system restarts, press Shift + F8 to open the Legacy Advanced Boot options.
Then select Troubleshooting > Advanced options > Automatic start/repair from the options screen.
Let automatic repair repair problems with your PC, it may take some time.
Restart your PC.
Clean Windows installation
If everything else fails, it can mean that there is a corrupted file in your Windows installation, and no matter what you uninstall and reinstall, you can’t really fix it permanently. Your last option is a clean installation of Windows 10, after which you can install all drivers and software manually and make sure you don’t have to deal with the BSOD again.
Blue death screens are very common, especially since the introduction of Windows 10, but most of them are due to driver malfunction or incompatible software, and they can be easily corrected by dealing with the driver or software in question. The methods above describe exactly how to do this so that you can correct the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (netio.sys) error by following them.
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