Blue Screen of Death errors shut down the system immediately and the user loses all unsaved data. One known Blue Screen error is:
rtwlane.sys Blue Screen error
This error is counts in the DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL category of Blue Screen errors.
The cause of this error is outdated or corrupt Realtek PCI-E Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC driver. Usually, it gets resolved after updating these drivers.
Prior to updating the drivers, we could try running the Blue Screen troubleshooter. Go to Settings >> Updates and Security >> Troubleshoot and run the Blue Screen troubleshooter.
Try these solutions if the above methods doesn’t work out-
Table of Contents
Fix-1 Run Memory Diagnostic Tool-
This problem is associated with corruption in the memory of your system. Running Memory Diagnostic Tool may help.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run.
2. In Run window, type “mdsched.exe” and then hit Enter.
Windows Memory Diagnostic tool will be opened.
3. In Windows Memory Diagnostic window, click on “Restart now and check for problems (recommended)“.
Your computer will be restarted and when your computer is booting up, Windows Memory Diagnostic tool will check for any errors in the memory and will fix it.
This process will may take a while.
Upon completion of the process your computer will be rebooted.
Check if the problem is still happening or not.
Fix-2 Change your hard disk policies-
Changing your hard disk drive policies may solve your problem.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run window.
2. In Run window, type “devmgmt.msc” and then hit Enter.
Device Manager window will be opened.
3. In Device Manager window, expand “Disk drives“.
4. Right click on the HDD/SSD drive and then click on “Properties“.
5. In Properties window, go to “Policies” tab.
6. Now, check the option “Enable write caching on this device“.
7. Finally, click on “OK” to save the changes.
Close Device Manager window.
Reboot your computer.
After rebooting this problem will be fixed for sure.
Fix-3 Perform error checking of Windows drive-
Errors in the partition of Windows may lead to this BSOD issue.
1. To open File Explorer on your computer, press Windows key+E.
2. In File Explorer window, on the left hand side click on “This PC” to visualize all the drives on your computer.
3. Right click on the drive where Windows is installed on your computer (generally it is Local Disk (C:)) and then click on “Properties“.
4. In Local Disk (C:) Properties window, go to “Tools” tab.
5. Under Error Checking section, click on “Check“.
6. Now, click on “Scan drive“.
7. Once the repair process is over, click on “Close” to close the Error Checking window.
Now, try to access the drive again on your computer. If the problem still continues to bother you, go for the next fix.
Fix-4 Perform Check Disk-
1. Click in Search box beside Windows icon and then type “cmd“.
2. Then, right click on “Command Prompt” in the elevated search result and choose “Run as administrator“.
3. Click on “Yes” if you are prompted for permission by User Account Control.
Command Prompt with administrative rights will be opened.
4. In Command Prompt window, copy-paste and modify the command and then hit Enter after to execute it.
chkdsk /f <drive letter>
[Example– Replace ‘<drive letter>‘ with the drive letter of the partition where Windows is installed on your computer. For us the command will look like this-
chkdsk /f C:
This process may take a while to be complete.
Close Command Prompt window.
Fix-5 Update network adapter-
1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command devmgmt.msc. Press Enter to open the Device Manager window.
2] Expand the list of Network adapters and locate the following drivers: Realtek High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver, Realtek Card Reader Driver, and Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver.
3] Right-click on each of these drivers one by one and select Update driver.
4] You can also uninstalling the drivers and restarting the system. This would reinstall the drivers.
5] Another way of reinstalling drivers would be to download them manually from Intel’s download center.