[FIX] uTorrent Crashes With BSOD In Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit With Driver Errors

by Rohit Khurana on August 9, 2012

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One of my friends and Trouble Fixers reader, Ashish Chopra, a true geek by nature, shared his troubleshooting experience with us regarding a BSOD – Blue Screen Of Death problem faced with Windows 7 64 Bit Enterprise version after he installed uTurroent or µTorrent on his Lenovo Thinkpad laptop. µTorrent is a popular torrent client software for Windows which is used for downloading content using torrents. In this article, we will share the problem he faces and the solution to the problem. We thank Ashish for sharing this information with our readers.

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Problem:

For a few months, I was unable to use uTorrent on my Win 7 Enterprise (64bit) Lenovo T420s (Product #4174-CS2) even after a reinstall and all Lenovo-only drivers/softwares. Every time I ran uTorrent, it BSODed with following error.

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL on netio.sys

Many forums like the following recommend running Driver Verification to see if there was an offending driver causing BSODs, Disabling/Uninstalling Antivirus Softwares, downgrading to a previous version of uTorrent and the likes, but yet I found that none of these solved the problem I was facing.

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I went on and started to examine Windows event-log to see the events just before the BSODs. Turned out then almost every time, it involved an IPv6 network packet reception.

Solution:

Then, after a few weeks, I suddenly noted that uTorrent logged a message about Teredo having initialized and running – which made me disable Teredo and viola! The problem was gone!

Steps to Disable Teredo

Step1: On start menu, search cmd, Windows will locate the cmd.exe which is command prompt, right click on it and clock on Run as Administrator.

run command prompt in admin mode

Step2: On command prompt, type the following command and press enter

netsh interface teredo set state disabled

Teredo disabled

This is it, its done. Hope you find the above tip easy to follow.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Raven Rise September 13, 2012 at 7:06 am

I looked for more than a few hours on the internet looking for a solution. I thought the problem was peerblock, who would have thought humble little utorrent could ever give me a blue screen. You are the only one that gave a solution, so thanks a lot! I have a lenovo pc as well, it might be an error on their part. Science knows what I would do without torrenting. Thanks again!

KK September 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Dear Friend, I am trying this solution. As Raven said, you are the one who has till now given a strong solution.

Hope this works. Tx.

-KK

toto October 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Hello

Thank you SO so SO MUCH its’ ok !!!
i looked for since 1 week on the web, i try many solutions (but thet don’t work)

sorry for my english i’m french :-)

DeeFish November 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

must say WOW!..thank goodness i found your solution..its been a month i haven’t uTorrent because of BSOD..now i’m back in the game..thank you so much..must share this to my friends.

Jack November 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

Is it necessary to do after every reboot?

wolfik963 December 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm

must i have cmd allways turned on ? or i can turn it off

Rasnak December 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Thank you so much !!!! I’ve done this and now I’m downloading since 20 minutes without BSOD!
If will the BSOD appear again, I will leave a reply :) For now, thanks ! (sorry for my bad english)

Kal February 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

We-heeeeeey!

Finally a solution! Like DeeFish, I hadn’t been able to torrent for about a month after encountering this issue. Had it running for 10mins now, which is 9 minutes 50 seconds longer than it used to 😛

Thank you so much sir, I’ve been looking everywhere for a solution!

marty February 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Dude. Am I happy to come across this page. It’s been all on for about a month, and this seems to have fixed it… (for now! 😉 Many thanks.

Tim February 17, 2013 at 5:53 am

Mr Chopra,
Your geekiness cannot and must not be underestimated,thankyou very much for the fix! :-)

FAHAD March 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

awesome man…. really awesome… i had this u torrent BSOD prob and wasnot able to download…. and u r my saviour ;-)… thanks a lot…………… No BSOD for the past 36 hrs

Arvind April 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Thanks Rohit. All my torrent clients were crashing my system. Now it is gone…
-Arvind

Clyde April 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

i just did it and i hope that its fixed….its been 10 mins and its not shutting down….yeahhhhh thanks buddy

Brian April 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Tried this myself and going on 30 minutes of being BSOD free! Thanks alot!

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