I’m running Windows 10 Pro on a desktop with a I7 processor and 16 gigs of ram. The system is full patched from the Windows update built into Windows. I manually run it weekly to keep Windows updated.
This was a clean installation of Windows 10 from two years ago. I’ve kept the system very clean with ESET anti-virus and Malwarebytes 3 cloud version. The system has been very stable with virtually no problems. I’ve been working in tech support for windows for ten years so I’m fairly familiar in maintaining and troubleshooting technical issues.
Two weeks ago, I received my first BSOD on this Win 10 Pc. I installed Nirsoft Blue Screen Viewer but it didn’t provide much info on the cause and I don’t have much experience in determining what driver could have cause it.
This morning I received another BSOD and tried investigating. I googled it and found the Windows Driver Verifier mentioned in Windows. I ran it and selected the only driver it found it said was unsigned. I rebooted and everything was fine. Nirsoft Blue Screen viewer mentioned the dump was in NsKernl
So I added Nskernl as a 2nd driver to check in Driver Verifier and upon restarting, I received two BSOD’s. Windows went into an automatic repair and reverted to an earlier version. That worked and now it’s running again. I’m assuming I should not add that driver into Driver Verifier any more.
I ran Nirsoft Blue Screen viewer and it said the dump was caused by a DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION. I have a minidump but I received a message when trying to attach it that that type of file could not be uploaded.
Can you review this and let me know what I should do? I’m not sure what direction I should go.