Fix DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in Windows 10

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL will cause your computer to go to the blue screen of death but do not worry there are solutions around this and we are here to instruct you on how to solve this.

  1.  Uninstall and install network drivers

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is most commonly tied to bad network drivers, whatever that be a corruption of the driver files or their incompatibility. So first thing is to check if this is the case.
    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + X to open the hidden menu in Windows and click on Device Manager.

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    Windows menu device manager
    In the Device Manager expand Network adapters, choose adapter, right-click on it and choose Uninstall.
    network device manager
    Install latest driver or reboot so Windows will install the driver automatically

  2. Update driver

    If you do not want to reinstall the driver or you are unable to for whatever reason updating the driver might do the trick. To update driver:
    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + X to open the hidden menu in Windows and click on Device Manager.
    keyboard with windows and x markedWindows menu device manager
    In the Device Manager expand Network adapters, choose adapter, right-click on it and choose Update Driver.

    network device manager update

  3. Fix via Command prompt

    If both of the beforementioned solutions fail, try running the command prompt and fix the issue from there.
    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + X to open the hidden menu in Windows and click on Command Prompt (administrator)
    keyboard with windows and x markedWindows menu command prompt admin
    In command prompt type next line and press ENTERDEL /F /S /Q /A “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mfewfpk.sys
    Reboot
    the system

  4. Scan your PC for malware

    Sometimes corruption in the system is caused by malware, Scan your system for malware, viruses, etc.

  5. Check connections or other hardware issues

    If all methods fail, open your PC case and check to see if connections everywhere are properly connected and tight. Clean your PC and turn it back ON

  6. Use system restore

    If anything fails, use Windows system restore and bring back computer into a state where everything was working fine.

Congratulations, you have just Fix DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in Windows 10 all by yourself. If you would like to read more helpful articles and tips about various software and hardware visit errortools.com daily.

Now that’s how you Fix DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error In Windows 10 on a computer. On the other hand, if your computer is going through some driver-related issues that have to get fixed, there is a one-click solution known as DRIVERFIX you could check out to resolve them.

This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted drivers and optimize your PC’s overall performance. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below

Perform a full system scan using DRIVERFIX. To do so, follow the instructions below.

      1. Download and install DRIVERFIX. from the official site.
      2. Once the installation process is completed, run DRIVERFIX. to perform a full system scan. driverfix screenshot
      3. After the scan is completed click the “Update All” button
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