tcpip.sys failure message

So, you’re using your Windows PC and everything’s going smoothly.

You then see a blue screen pop up on your pc.

This error says, “Your PC ran into a problem and need needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info and then we’ll restart for you”.

This failure is called Tcpip.sys and it can be annoying when you don’t know what to do.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to fix the tcpip error and why it occurs so that you’ll know what to do next time.

Why is the tcpip.sys Error on Windows 10, 8 and 7?

This is a security feature released by Windows a few years back.

When you see this blue screen on your PC, it usually means that the driver on your PC is faulty.

When the SYS files gets damaged, you can also see the blue screen of death.

This file is a component of the TCP/IP which are a set of rules that governs the connection of computer systems to the Internet.

Reset the TCP/IP

As I mentioned above, the BSOD message on your PC is caused by a faulty driver.

This faulty driver can be fixed with a quick restart.

To reset the TCP/IP to fix tcpip.sys failure:

Paste the command line to remove tcpip failure

  1. Click the Windows key + R to open Run
  2. Type in cmd.exe to open Command Prompt as admin
  3. Paste the following line and click enter key after pasting
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

Restart your computer to verify the changes.

When you restart your PC again, you shouldn’t be able to see the blue screen.

Hard Reset PC

The next thing you need to do if the step above didn’t work is to hard reset and troubleshoot your PC.

When you troubleshoot your PC, Windows tries to fix it by doing its own detective work.

To troubleshoot PC:

  1.  Click on the menu in the left bottom
  2. Click on the Power icon
  3. Hold down Shift key and click on Restart
  4. You have to hold the Shift key and don’t release it until you see the following screen
  5. Troubleshoot windows 10
  6. Click on Troubleshoot
  7. Select Reset this PC
  8. Click on Keep my files

Once you’ve done this, you shouldn’t see the BSOD anymore.

If this step didn’t work, go to the next step.

Update Network Card Drivers

Update network drivers

If there was nothing wrong with your network driver, it may just have been out of date.

A network driver controls your network so if this is out of date, you’re going to get the TCP/IP.sys error pop up.

To update Network Adapter Drivers:

  1. Click the Windows key + R to open Run
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and ok
  3. Expand Network adapters
  4. Right-click on the network adapter
  5. Click on update driver
  6. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software

Your Windows PC is now going to search the internet and your drive for any available updates for the Windows network adapter driver.

If an update is found, you’ll need to install it.

After it’s installed, restart your PC.

Bottom Line

Those are all the steps you need to take to get rid of this error.

If none of them worked, comment down below and I’ll help you further.

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