How to Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

While using Windows, you may encounter various errors which can hamper your smooth usage of your Windows PC. You may face different kinds of error like “no sound” error, Wi-Fi connection error, etc. These errors can be both hardware and software related errors. One of the most common errors is the blue screen error which you often face while using Windows.

There are various types of blue screen errors which you may come across while using Windows. One such error is “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error. If you are using an older version of Windows then you will see the error name along with the error code on your computer’s screen every time BSOD crashes on your PC while in the newer versions of Windows only the error name is displayed on the screen.

In this article, we will show you two simple ways to overcome “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error.

Methods to overcome “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error

If you search on the Internet, you will find that there are various method to solve “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error, but all the methods that you will find on the Internet will not always be easy to execute. But here we will discuss two simplest ways so that you can easily execute the methods and eventually can get rid of this annoying error.

But before moving into the main section of this article where you will learn how to solve “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error, you must know the actual cause of this error. “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error generally occurs when your network driver uses an incorrect memory address. You may also see “ndis.sys” on the screen which is actually a system file of network drivers.

So, now as we have discussed the primary cause of this error, you can go the next segment of this article where we will discuss the first method.

Method One: Update the drivers to fix the error

On most of the occasion, you will face “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error either due to the corrupted driver or due to the missing driver, so it is always advisable to update all the driver of your computer to avoid this error.

Although you can update the drivers manually as it is a very hectic job, so it is always advisable to use appropriate software to update the drivers of your PC. So in order to update the drivers of your computer follow the steps given below.

  1. Select the best driver updating software. Here we will use Driver easy which is a popular driver updating tool.
  2. Once the installation is complete, open the software and click on the “Scan Now” button which is present at the center of the homepage of this software. Driver easy will scan for any corrupted or missing driver as soon as you click on the “Scan Now” option.                                                              driver easy
  3. In this particular step, you can either click on the “Update” button next to the faulty network driver to automatically download and install the correct version of that particular driver or you can even click on the “Update All” option to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.     Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Hopefully by updating a faulty or by updating all the drivers “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error will be solved. But still, if you face the same error again, go for the next method which we are going to show in the next segment of this article.

Method Two: Simply uninstall the network drivers to overcome the error

You mainly encounter this error during the time of Windows startup although this error may also pop up at other times as well. So we are going to show you how to implement this method in normal condition along with the steps to implement this if you can’t boot the PC properly.

During Normal booting

  1. Firstly you need to press the Windows and R key simultaneously on your keyboard to invoke the “Run” tab.                                                                                                                                     uninstal the network driver
  2. As you get access to the “Run” tab, type “devmgmt.msc” within the “Run” tab and click on the “OK” button. Once you click on the “OK” button, you will be directed to the “Device Manager” Window.                                                                                                        devmgmt.msc
  3. As you enter the “Device Manager” window, expand category “Network adapters” and eventually right-click on a network device and finally click on the “Uninstall” option.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    Note: Sometimes you might be asked to confirm the uninstallation process so if you are prompted to do so, you need to click on the “OK” button to confirm your decision to uninstall a particular network device.
                                                                                                  Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
  4. In this step, you need to check whether your system has wireless network adaptors or not. If you have installed wireless network adaptors, then you need to repeat the above-mentioned steps again to uninstall the wireless drivers.
  5. After successfully executing the previous step successfully, just reboot your computer and check whether the error is resolved or not.

During improper booting

  1. If your PC does not boot successfully, you need to first enter the “Safe Mode”.
  2. After entering the safe mode, press Windows and R key simultaneously on your keyboard to invoke the “Run” tab.                                                                                                                     during improper booting
  3. As you get access to the “Run” tab, type “devmgmt.msc” within the “Run” tab and click on the “OK” button. Once you click on the “OK” button, you will be directed to the “Device Manager” Window.                                                                                                      during improper booting
  4. As you enter the “Device Manager” window, expand category “Network adapters” and eventually right-click on a network device and finally click on the “Disable” option.                                                                                                                                    Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
  5. After successfully disabling a particular network device, you need to check whether your system has wireless network adaptors or not. If you have installed wireless network adaptors, then you need to repeat the above-mentioned steps again to uninstall the wireless drivers.
  6. After successfully executing the previous step, just reboot the computer and then once the computer starts, check whether the error persists or not.

As you implement this method, all the faulty drivers will be uninstalled so you can definitely expect “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error to get resolved.

Conclusion

If you go through this article thoroughly, you will understand that we have highlighted two of the most straightforward methods to overcome “Stop 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error. Either or both the methods may work for you so tryout both the methods and eventually select the best alternative according to your choice.

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