DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL Windows 10 - Quick Fix

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    Sometimes Windows starts with the blue screen error "DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL". Don't worry if this BSOD error occurs in Windows 10. This problem has been rumored by several Windows 10 users. By following the instructions step by step, you can solve this error.

    What is error DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL

    In general, this error is caused by the "ndis.sys" file, the error "DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" appears on any computer when the system driver uses the wrong memory address. It's important that you discuss some of the hidden facts before you start using the solution. Try upgrading your network system drivers so the error can be fixed.

    What are the main causes to this driver error?

    The 0x0000001 error code or DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL error is highly annoying which might seem caused by several factors. Some of the following are possible causes:
    • Outdated or Damaged system drivers
    • Computer malware or virus infection
    • Recently installed software
    • Deleted system files
    • Damaged hard disk

    How can you fix this issue quickly?

    Usually, the error happens at boot time. But sometimes, every few minutes it happens. If you can not normally start Windows, you must enter safe mode. Follow your case's instructions below. Follow these steps to uninstall the drivers.
    1. Press the Windows logo key + R simultaneously on your keyboard to invoke the run box.
    2. Type devmgmt.msc, click OK. Then it will open the Device Manager window.

    Driver irql not less or equal windows 10

    3. Expand the category "Network adapters" in Device Manager. Right-click on the network and click Uninstall.

    Uninstall Network Drivers IRQL

    4. Confirm the uninstall may be asked. To confirm this, click OK.
    Confirm Uninstall Network Drivers

    5. If wireless network adapters are also installed, repeat the above steps to uninstall and the wireless drivers.
    6. Reboot your computer and verify if the issue is solved.

    If you are unable to effectively boot Windows, follow the measures below.
    • Enter Safe Mode.
    • Press the Windows logo button on your keyboard and R simultaneously to invoke the running box.
    • Type "devmgmt.msc" and press the OK button to open the Window Device Manager.
    • Expand the "Network adapters" category in Device Manager. Right-click on the Network and select Disable.
    • If wireless network adapters are also mounted, repeat the above measures to uninstall the wireless devices.
    • Restart your Computer. Then Windows 10 will automatically reinstall drivers.
    • Check to see if the blue screen error has been removed.

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Parameters


    ParameterDescription
    1
    Memory referenced.
    2
    IRQL at time of reference.
    3
    0: Read
    1: Write
    2: Execute
    8: Execute
    4
    Address that referenced memory. Use `ln' on this address to see the name of the function.

    For more details you can check Microsoft Docs.