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My computer keeps freezing - driver being blocked

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#1 ryanlee1996


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:47 AM

My computer crashes at random times and I have to restart it, then it says in event viewer

"\SystemRoot\SysWow64\drivers\tandpl.sys has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver."

This comes up every time the pc crashes so I know it must be something to do with this, no idea what to do to solve it

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#2 jcgriff2


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:00 PM

See if the answer (post #2) in this MS Answers thread helps you out - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/computer-freezes-no-bluescreen-but-on-reboot/9d61d9d3-a354-44c9-a208-e2f66d19df67?auth=1


I'm not sure what tandpl.sys is or what it belongs to. Check the Properties tab in Windows Explorer for it. Go to \windows\syswow64\drivers and see if there is a manufacturer or other info listed. I first came upon this driver in 2008 - http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f299/solved-vista-x64-sp1-bsod-issues-306538.html#post1784445


Reviversoft claims that it belongs to a game(s) - http://www.reviversoft.com/processes/tandpl.sys


Any old games installed on your system?  Since tandpl.sys resides in \syswow64, we know it is an x86 (32-bit) driver. \syswow64\drivers contains x86 drivers; \system32\drivers contains x64 drivers.


Regards. . .



Edited by jcgriff2, 24 March 2016 - 02:00 PM.

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