How to fix NETIO.SYS BSODs in Windows 10

Fixing the blue screen of death with NETIO.SYS depends on the personal code of this error, but in most cases, the problem is caused by a network failure of system and software components.

Method 1: Restore system files

NETIO.SYS network monitor error and blue screen in Windows 10 occurs due to the corruption of various system files as the functioning of all the components is interrelated. The operating system provides a special utility that checks and attempts to recover important system files. throws through "Command line".:

  1. Open "Command line".pressing the keys at the same time "Win + R"y escribir cmd. Press the button "OKAY"..
  2. In the terminal window that appears, enter the command sfc /scannowand then press the key "Get in"..

After entering the command, the system will automatically start checking the integrity of the file. The result is displayed after the procedure. If the damaged data has been recovered, the window Window «Command line». a message appears. Restart your computer and check if the blue screen has disappeared.

Method 2: Check memory for errors

It is also recommended to check the physical memory and RAM for malfunctions. This can be done using the standard Windows 10 tools. In the first case, you will have to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Double click the icon "This computer" on the desk.
  2. Select the drive you want to check and right-click on it. In the context menu select "Properties"..
  3. Click on the tab "Service".and then click on the button "Check". in the block "Error checking".
  4. In the window that appears, select "Check disk.".

This will start the verification procedure. The tool will automatically fix the errors and optimize the partition.

Also Read: Hard Drive Checker

RAM memory can also be checked for errors using a proprietary diagnostic tool or third-party software. Instructions for both are in our separate article.

Read more: How to check RAM in Windows 10

Method 3: Update the network adapter driver

An outdated driver or bugs in your network adapter software are often the cause of NETIO.SYS and a blue screen in Windows 10. You can update, roll back, or uninstall a component's software using the built-in system tools.

To fix the problem, it is recommended to reinstall the network card driver. You need to download the current software first, and only then uninstall the old one (otherwise you may not be able to access the Internet), and then install a newer version of the driver. In another article, our author explained how to download and install the network adapter driver, using our own tools, third-party utilities, the manufacturer's official website and its proprietary software.

Read More: How to Download Your Network Adapter Driver in Windows 10

You can uninstall outdated adapter software via "Device administrator.

  1. Click on the icon "Start". right-click and select from the menu "Device administrator.
  2. Expand the menu. "Network adapters" and find the device in use. Right-click on your name and select the delete option.
  3. Confirm the action in the new window.

In some cases, it helps to roll back drivers to a previous state, for example, when an error occurred during software installation. In the context menu of the device, go to "Properties"..

In the window, click the tab "Driver".. If the undo button is active, click it and confirm the action.

Method 4: disable antivirus software

Modern antivirus software is a complex package of different utilities, each one specializing in a particular network threat. Often this type of software blocks access to the Internet and the NETIO.SYS module reacts to it. To avoid false positives you can try temporarily disabling your antivirus to see if this is the problem. The algorithm may vary depending on the application. We have an article that explains how to disable the most common antiviruses.

Read more: How to disable an antivirus

As long as the antivirus is disabled, Windows is at risk from the network, so if this turns out to be the problem, contact support for the antivirus product or uninstall it and install a counterpart that will provide protection.

Also read: How to uninstall antivirus

Method 5: Uninstall the problematic software

Try to remember if a blue screen started to appear after installing a third party program. Some programs not only use the network to function, but also manipulate network settings to increase connection speed or optimize performance. These upgrade attempts are usually perceived by the system as an error and then a BSOD appears.

Our separate article describes how to uninstall various programs in Windows 10. This can be done either with in-house tools or with specialized third-party solutions.

Read more: Uninstall a program in Windows 10

Also, you can reveal the list of installed apps («Settings» > "Applications".) and examine the software that is installed on the system. If there are any suspects, carry out their elimination.

If an error occurs when uninstalling a program, the uninstaller is probably corrupted or the software itself is protected. There are special applications that allow you to forcibly uninstall any program, even when you can't do it by normal means. We have more detailed information about it on our website.

Read more: Software to uninstall programs that do not uninstall

Method 6: Disable Windows Fast Startup

The effectiveness of this method depends on when the NETIO.SYS-related failure occurs. It is characteristic that it occurs only after shutting down the PC using "Closing"., as well as when trying to get out of sleep mode, but the BSOD does not appear after restarting the computer or shutting down due to power failure by holding down the power button. If the symptoms are the same, it makes sense to try disabling Windows Fast Startup, as this mode can cause system conflicts, although it is designed to speed up system startup.

Disable Windows 10 fast startup using built-in system tools:

  1. Run the tool "Control Panel". The easiest way to find it is through the system search bar.
  2. It is better to select small or large icons as the view. Click on the section "Power supply"..
  3. In the left pane, select the item "Power Button Action".
  4. Click the link to change the settings that are not available.
  5. A new section will appear – "Finish Settings". If the function "Quick start". is active, uncheck the option. press the button «Save changes»..

Then check if you get a blue screen with an error after going to sleep or coming out of hibernation. The boot process will probably take a bit longer, but this will solve the problem.

Method 7: Check for Viruses

Malicious software is sometimes the cause of various failures in your system or network equipment. Antivirus software can not only find this type of software, but also disarm it. Our separate article explains how to scan your system using specific apps or hand tools, as well as built-in security tools.

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Method 8: Update the version of the operating system

It is very convenient that the version of the Windows operating system is up to date, since this not only prevents malfunctions, but also reduces the possibility of files and data being corrupted by security holes.

Ten has a special section on "Update Center"or you can also use Microsoft's proprietary software. Our separate guide explains how to update your operating system.

Read more: How to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10

Method 9: Restore the system

If none of these methods have worked, you can try to restore the system to a previous, stable working state, as it is not uncommon for the problem to be caused by recent user activity or by software that has negatively affected the system. Any recently installed programs or system configuration changes will be restored to the original or previous state.

This method will work if the restore point feature is enabled in Windows, as you will have to select one of the recently saved versions during the procedure.

Based on the above, the NETIO.SYS module error may be through recovery. Our other article explains all the methods of how to restore the original state of the OS and data, as well as the previous build, from the menu or without booting the system. In this case it will be necessary to use the functions of the boot menu, the parameters section or the BIOS.

Read more: How to restore Windows 10 system