9:59 - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Storport.sys BSOD Headaches

#Topics: driver_irql_not_less_or_equal storport sys windows 8,storport sys 10d2,storport sys,bsod storport sys 10d2,storport sys windows 8

I keep getting intermittent BSODs with storport.sys.

I got the following from bluescreen viewer:

081712-31917-01.dmp 8/17/2012 9:09:03 AM    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL   0x000000d1  00000000`00000000   00000000`00000002   00000000`00000000   fffff880`011710d2   storport.sys    storport.sys+10d2                   x64 ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0                  C:WindowsMinidump81712-31917-01.dmp 8   15  7601    305,957 

And (only showing those with “Address in stack” attribute):

ntoskrnl.exe    ntoskrnl.exe+7e769  fffff800`06a4c000   fffff800`07034000   0x005e8000  0x4fa390f3  5/4/2012 4:18:59 AM Microsoft® Windows® Operating System    NT Kernel & System  6.1.7601.17835 (win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)    Microsoft Corporation   C:Windowssystem32ntoskrnl.exe    storport.sys    storport.sys+10d2   fffff880`01170000   fffff880`011d3000   0x00063000  0x4d79a55f  3/11/2011 12:30:23 AM                       

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (all up to date). Relevant system specs:

Intel Core I7 3820 Quad CoreASUS P9X79 WS ATX LGA2011 MotherboardCorsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 Ram (4x4GB)Galaxy MDT GeForce GTX 580 860MHZ 1536MB x2 (SLI)Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA6 x4ASUS DRW-24B3ST Burner x3ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-ray burnerAntec High Current Pro 80 Gold Plus 1200W PSU

Nothing is being overclocked.

Any advice would be appreciated. I have scoured the net before posting here, and could not find an answer.


It’s your storage driver crapping out, and from my experience this particular STOP error is usually indicative of a hardware problem (drive, controller, RAM, perhaps power supply, etc.), especially when it’s intermittent.

Unless you have external devices (like HDDs or USB sticks) you can disconnect for a while to see if it helps, or your interested in doing some heavy debugging using Windbg and alike, then it’s time to try a fresh install of Windows (with the latest storage drivers for you motherboard/HDD controller if available from the manufacturer), or start swapping parts.

You’ll probably want to use the same drive for the fresh install test since the disk/storage subsystem appears to be what’s in question.

You can avoid losing everything by doing backups first.