Steamxbox.sys causes blue screen of death (BSoD)
When running DS4Windows and Steam at the same time, blue screens of death (BSoD) occur, and with frightening frequency – many users on the network are now complaining about such a problem. Here are examples of these critical errors:
Stop code: IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
What failed: steamxbox.sys
Stop Code: DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
Reinstalling DS4Windows and Steam usually does not help with frequent BSoDs. It is worth noting that the situation is extremely unusual, because many people have used both software for many years – there were no problems.
Fortunately, a solution was found – Autoruns from Microsoft. This program will help you find the failed steamxbox.sys driver and disable it.
Steamxbox.sys blue screen of death solution
- Manually create a Windows restore point (just in case).
- Run Autoruns.exe as administrator.
- Go to the “Drivers” tab.
- Enter in the line “Filter” (filter, find) the value “steamxbox”.
- Uncheck the box next to the found driver.
- Close Autoruns.
After these simple manipulations, the frequent blue screens of death with steamxbox.sys should disappear.
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