[SOLVED] Random BSOD

AFD.sys dereferenced a null object.
normally, this would mean a problem with a network driver.

you have 2 drivers I don't see very often:
CY3014.X64.SYS Elgato Game Capture
or maybe:
nvrtxvad64v.sys (nvidia broadcast voice driver)
(you might remove them if you do not use them)

you might also want to apply windows updates.
 

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Hi, I ran the dump file through the debugger and got the following information: https://jsfiddle.net/2rs68jkb/show This link is for anyone wanting to help. You do not have to view it. It is safe to "run the fiddle" as the page asks.

File information:042922-12093-01.dmp (Apr 29 2022 - 18:41:18)
Bugcheck:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (A)
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process running at time of crash: System)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 1 Hour(s), 10 Min(s), and 02 Sec(s)

Possible Motherboard page: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MPG-B550-GAMING-PLUS
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AFD.sys dereferenced a null object.
normally, this would mean a problem with a network driver.

you have 2 drivers I don't see very often:
CY3014.X64.SYS Elgato Game Capture
or maybe:
nvrtxvad64v.sys (nvidia broadcast voice driver)
(you might remove them if you do not use them)

you might also want to apply windows updates.
 

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funny, john normally answers these before Gardenman replies but after I told him about post.

I think 2nd Nvidia driver part of shadowplay

Nov 11 2021rt640x64.sysRealtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver https://www.realtek.com/en/

download Win10 Auto Installation Program (NDIS) from under windows header here - https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software

I wish I didn't see vgk.sys as much as I do, but it is needed to play Valorant

Should be a new version of Icue as well, my version of one of your drivers is from January this year.
 
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funny, john normally answers these before Gardenman replies but after I told him about post.

I think 2nd Nvidia driver part of shadowplay

Nov 11 2021rt640x64.sysRealtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver https://www.realtek.com/en/

download Win10 Auto Installation Program (NDIS) from under windows header here - https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software

I wish I didn't see vgk.sys as much as I do, but it is needed to play Valorant

Should be a new version of Icue as well, my version of one of your drivers is from January this year.
i was kind of figuring it was the Elgato Game Capture software making a bad windows socket call that bugchecked AFD.sys. or maybe the shadowplay software just because there would be a lot more bugchecks if the bug was in the actual network driver. (but it could still be a bug there, I was just guessing)
 
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i was kind of figuring it was the Elgato Game Capture software making a bad windows socket call that bugchecked AFD.sys. or maybe the shadowplay software just because there would be a lot more bugchecks if the bug was in the actual network driver. (but it could still be a bug there, I was just guessing)
Sorry for the late reply everyone only saw I got a response as of now. Somethings to note I just remembered I had Elgato Game Capture open during my specified BSOD and it was acting weird as in it stated my capture card was connecting and receiving a 1080p60 26mbps signal when it wasn't plugged in at all. After reading the few replies about it possibly being an Elgato thing I went ahead and uninstalled it just incase for now as I haven't used it in a while. So far no crashes in Windows however I did try Driver Verifier or whatever it's called and I got a Driver Verifier Detected A Violation BSOD on nvrtxvad64v.sys and then a constant Driver Violation BSOD on startup I went ahead and removed RTX Broadcast for now. I'll go ahead and test out my system over the next day and if I don't see anything ill assume it's one of the two.
 
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funny, john normally answers these before Gardenman replies but after I told him about post.

I think 2nd Nvidia driver part of shadowplay

Nov 11 2021rt640x64.sysRealtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver https://www.realtek.com/en/

download Win10 Auto Installation Program (NDIS) from under windows header here - https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software

I wish I didn't see vgk.sys as much as I do, but it is needed to play Valorant

Should be a new version of Icue as well, my version of one of your drivers is from January this year.
Went ahead and updated the LAN drivers, I didn't realize the drivers were out of date. for iCue I find it odd that my drivers were old since I installed iCue just a few days since I just got a new Corsair Headset. As for that Nvidia driver it's actually apart of the RTX Broadcast software, it's a piece of software that uses ray tracing cores and AI (if I recall correctly) to remove background noise from my microphone.
 

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It was only part of the Icue software that is old, so its possible the driver package for your headset contain an older version of a driver compared to their AIO software. It might be a different version. Its probably okay.
 

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