John Carrona - BSOD Analyst

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Last updated: 26 Apr 2017



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Great thanks to blueelvis for automating the counting of drivers. It's going to keep me from making counting errors! :0)

Great thanks to J. C. Griffith, Microsoft MVP (jcgriff2) , mgorman87 , Elmer BeFuddled , Geoff Maggi (Laxer) , Will Watts (Will Watts) , mkey86 , writhziden , zigzag3143 (Microsoft MVP) , JaidynM , and blueelvis for their invaluable contributions to this table!


25 Oct 2015
- added 63 drivers for W10
- 5194 total drivers listed
- 94 drivers awaiting approval

Note: I miscalculated the number of drivers. The correct number in the table is written below. I apologize for the mistake.

Total Drivers Listed - 4468
Drivers Awaiting Approval - 36
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Common BSOD related drivers

Click on a driver to view more information about it.

Abyssus.sys

Name: Abyssus.sys

Version/Time: Thu Oct 29 20:53:48 2009

Basic Info: Razer Abyssus - BSOD issues with 2009 and earlier versions (Win7/Win8)

Driver Source: http://www.razersupport.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=view


AiCharger.sys

Name: AiCharger.sys

Version/Time: Wed May 5 02:37:36 2010

Basic Info: Asus Charger Driver
Likely BSOD cause - haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)

Driver Source: http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en


AiChargerPlus.sys

Name: AiChargerPlus.sys

Version/Time: Sun Nov 7 23:48:26 2010

Basic Info: Asus Charger Driver
Likely BSOD cause - haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)

Driver Source: http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en


aidriver.sys

Name: aidriver.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: ASUS Ai Charger
Likely BSOD cause - haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)

Driver Source: http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1


AODDriver.sys

Name: AODDriver.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard
Known BSOD issues in Win7

Part of AMD Fuel

Location: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64\AODDriver2.sys

Driver Source: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_overdrive.aspx


AODDriver2.sys

Name: AODDriver2.sys

Version/Time: Thu Apr 22 04:28:05 2010

Basic Info: AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard
Known BSOD issues in Win7

Part of AMD Fuel

Location: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64\AODDriver2.sys

Driver Source: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_overdrive.aspx


AppleCharger.sys

Name: AppleCharger.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: GIGABYTE On/Off Charge driver. See here for details - http://www.gigabyte.us/MicroSite/185/on-off-charge.htm May cause BSOD on Win7/8 systems - uninstall to test (haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)

Driver Source: Removal may be necessary. Updates can be found here - http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/support-downloads.aspx


ASACPI.sys

Name: ASACPI.sys

Version/Time: Sat Aug 20 14:04:18 36005

Basic Info: Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility (a known BSOD maker in Win7 and Win8). Also a part of many Asus utilities (Win8 versions available from Windows Update as an Optional Update - but check Asus first!)

Driver Source: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx


AsrAppCharger.sys

Name: AsrAppCharger.sys

Version/Time: Fri Jun 11 00:37:12 2010

Basic Info: ASRock App Charger Likely BSOD cause - haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)

Driver Source: http://www.asrock.com/feature/appcharger/index.asp


CorsairLINK.sys

Name: CorsairLINK.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Corsair Link Cooling Kit software/drivers. Likely BSOD cause

Driver Source: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/support/downloads


CorsairLINK_HardwareMonitor.sys

dtscsibus.sys

Name: dtscsibus.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: DAEMON Tools Virtual SCSI Bus Driver
Likely BSOD cause in Windows systems (first seen in Win8)

Driver Source: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/downloads


dtsoftbus01.sys

Name: dtsoftbus01.sys

Version/Time: Wed Dec 31 17:00:00 1969

Basic Info: Daemon Tools driver
Possible BSOD issues in Win7

Driver Source: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/downloads


e22w8x64.sys

Name: e22w8x64.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Killer Networks Ethernet Card. Driver dated Mon Dec 3 10:42:37 2012 (? and earlier) has Qualcomm Atheros Killer Service BSOD issue. Workaround here: http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/TechFAQdetail.aspx?formid=3054

If the above workaround does not work, it is advised to install the drivers only by following this post - https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=178064.0

Driver Source: Download - http://www.killernetworking.com/support/driver-downloads
Support - http://www.killernetworking.com/about/contact


GVTDrv.sys

Name: GVTDrv.sys

Version/Time: Wed Nov 23 02:00:18 2005

Basic Info: Part of Gigabyte Easy Tune 6 (known BSOD issues w/Win7)

Driver Source: http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/Utility.aspx?cg=2


GVTDrv64.sys

Name: GVTDrv64.sys

Version/Time: Tue Sep 5 01:10:02 2006

Basic Info: Gigabyte Easy Tune 6 driver (known BSOD issues w/Win7)

Driver Source: http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/Utility.aspx?cg=2


HssDrv.sys

Name: HssDrv.sys

Version/Time: Thu Sep 2 11:46:48 2010

Basic Info: Hotspot shield
Possible BSOD cause seen in mid-2012

Driver Source: http://hotspotshield.com/


hssdrv6.sys

Name: hssdrv6.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Hotspot Shield Routing Driver
Possible BSOD cause seen in mid-2012

Driver Source: http://hotspotshield.com/


ipshtap.sys

Name: ipshtap.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: IP-Shield.net - appears to be a VPN program that uses HotSpotShield/ExPatShield components.
Possible BSOD cause seen in mid-2012

Driver Source: Support: http://ip-shield.net/support.html
Downloads(requires payment): http://ip-shield.net/index.html


Lycosa.sys

Name: Lycosa.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Razer Lycosa/Razer Tarantula Keyboard Driver. Older versions have BSOD issues with Win7

Driver Source: http://www.razersupport.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=view


mwac.sys

Name: mwac.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Malwarebytes Web Access Control
If it's blamed in a BSOD, it may be due to an outdated version of BitDefender 2016. Ensure that BitDefender is updated to the latest version. Fix came out around 02 July 2016

Driver Source: Support: http://www.malwarebytes.org/support/consumer/
Download: http://www.malwarebytes.org/downloads/


ndiskhaz.sys

NTIOLib_X64.sys

Name: NTIOLib_X64.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: MSI Afterburner driver (known BSOD issues with Windows) Also found to be a part of MSI Live Update 5, MSI Super Charger & MSI Smart Utilities.

Recently (Nov 2014) there have been numerous instances of this driver in memory dumps. Analysis reveals that they are scattered throughout the filesystem by the installed MSI command utilities. For now I suggest uninstalling them all.

Driver Source: http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm


ntoskrnl.exe

Name: ntoskrnl.exe

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: NT Kernel & System - Different versions/date stamps according to OS and system specifications
**if you found this to be at fault on your system when experiencing a BSOD - it's most likely not the problem - further analysis is needed to determine the actual cause**

Driver Source: Windows Update


nusb3hub.sys

Name: nusb3hub.sys

Version/Time: Fri Nov 20 03:15:57 2009

Basic Info: NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (previous BSOD issues with 2010 and earlier versions)

Driver Source: Try OEM first - Drivers available at the following link require registration and a lot of research: http://www.renesas.com/supp/


nusb3xhc.sys

Name: nusb3xhc.sys

Version/Time: Fri Nov 20 03:16:01 2009

Basic Info: NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (previous BSOD issues with 2010 and earlier versions)

Driver Source: Try OEM first - Drivers available at the following link require registration and a lot of research: http://www.renesas.com/supp/


NvStreamKms.sys

Name: NvStreamKms.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: nVidia Streaming Kernel service - may cause BSOD in Win8.1 systems (found in May 2014). Date/TimeStamp: Tue Apr 29 20:59:44 2014 (53604B00) MAY NOT BE A PROBLEM, this is a tenative posting - Appears that April 29 driver is a problem, July 2014 drivers seem OK

Driver Source: From: http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/45935-bsod-startup-lid-closed-dpc-watchdog.html#post379761 )
Possible fix: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/573811/nvidia-streamer-service-may-be-freezing-your-pc/
Or uninstall the nVidia drivers and then install a fresh copy without the Streaming Kernel Service (uncertain if this is possible)


Qcamainx64.sys

Name: Qcamainx64.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Qualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver

Confirmed by MSI as a BSOD cause in this topic: http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/59010-bosd-my-gt72pro-notebook-please-help-4.html#post465117

Qcamainx64.sys dated 08 Aug 2014 was cause - OP updated to one dated 10 Oct 2014 (fm Qualcomm - not MSI) and then also received one via Windows Update

Driver Source: Official site: http://www.qualcomm.com/drivers
Unofficial site: http://www.atheros.cz
MSI: http://www.msi.com/support


Razerlow.sys

Name: Razerlow.sys

Version/Time: Sun Apr 24 23:43:56 2005

Basic Info: Razer Diamondback driver (Win7 has BSOD issues with older drivers)

Driver Source: http://www.razersupport.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=view&parentcategoryid=48&pcid=0&nav=0


RivaTuner32.sys

Name: RivaTuner32.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Riva Tuner (uninstall until we're finished troubleshooting - no updates available AFAIK - known BSOD issues w/Win7)

Driver Source: http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=rivatuner


RivaTuner64.sys

Name: RivaTuner64.sys

Version/Time: Tue Jul 17 13:13:42 2007

Basic Info: Riva Tuner (uninstall until we're finished troubleshooting - no updates available AFAIK - known BSOD issues w/Win7)

Driver Source: http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=rivatuner


RTCore32.sys

Name: RTCore32.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: RivaTuner/EVGA Precision/MSI Afterburner (known BSOD issues w/Win7)

Driver Source: http://www.guru3d.com/category/rivatuner/


RTCore64.sys

Name: RTCore64.sys

Version/Time: Wed May 25 00:39:12 2005

Basic Info: RivaTuner/EVGA Precision/MSI Afterburner (known BSOD issues w/Win7)

Driver Source: http://www.guru3d.com/category/rivatuner/


SFEP.sys

Name: SFEP.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7

Driver Source: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl


sptd.sys

Name: sptd.sys

Version/Time: Mon Mar 23 00:38:33 2009

Basic Info: SCSI Pass Through Direct Host - Daemon Tools (known BSOD issues with Win7)

Driver Source: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/downloads
Removal tool at: http://www.duplexsecure.com/en/downloads


SPTDDRV1.SYS

Name: SPTDDRV1.SYS

Version/Time: Fri Jan 18 22:49:44 2008

Basic Info: SCSI Pass Through Direct Host - Daemon Tools (known BSOD issues with Win7)

Driver Source: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/downloads Removal tool at: http://www.duplexsecure.com/en/downloads


taphss.sys

Name: taphss.sys

Version/Time: Tue Sep 15 13:58:23 2009

Basic Info: Anchorfree HSS Adapter
Possible BSOD cause seen in mid-2012

Driver Source: http://hotspotshield.com/


tapvpn.sys

Name: tapvpn.sys

Version/Time: Thu Oct 26 02:42:32 2006

Basic Info: TAP VPN Adapter - Hotspot Shield
Possible BSOD cause seen in mid-2012

Driver Source: http://hotspotshield.com/


TBPANELX64.SYS

Name: TBPANELX64.SYS

Version/Time: Tue Sep 20 05:32:31 2005

Basic Info: EXPERTool by Gainward I suspect that this driver is not compatible with Win7 (and maybe Vista). Possible BSOD cause

Driver Source: http://www.gainward.com/main/download.php?lang=en From this topic: http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f299/bsod-x-2-diffrent-0x3d-and-0xf4-593405.html


wdcsam.sys

Name: wdcsam.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Western Digital External Drive RAID Manager
2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Driver Source: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp or
SES driver update: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/search/1/a_id/5419#


wdcsam64.sys

Name: wdcsam64.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver
2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Driver Source: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp or
SES driver update: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/search/1/a_id/5419#


WinDivert.sys

Name: WinDivert.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: WinDivert network packet capture and (re)injection driver BSOD - to highlight in table

Driver Source: Driver used in activation bypass software.


WinRing0x64.sys

Name: WinRing0x64.sys

Version/Time: unknown

Basic Info: many different programs that center around the using of the WinRing libraries (RealTemp, Corsair Link2 (known BSOD issues w/Win8), Razer GameBooster, Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool, Fusiontweaker (Google Code), etc)

Driver Source: OEM - none at http://www.python.org/emacs/winring/


xusb21.sys

Name: xusb21.sys

Version/Time: Wed Apr 8 08:28:44 2009

Basic Info: XBox USB wireless controller
BSOD issues in Win7 with 2009 driver (found in mid-2012)

Driver Source: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=Gaming&type=Gaming&sku=JR9-00001








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