storport.sys in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

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If you keep getting random blue screens with storport.sys (with stop code driver_irql_not_less_or_equalKmode_exception_not_handled etc.) lately, don’t panic. It can be easily fixed!

5 steps to fix storport.sys in Windows 10

Just work your way down the list until this storport.sys in Windows 10 problem is resolved.

Step 1 is more of a pre-step than an actual fix for you guys who CANNOT log in your Windows system.
  1. Enter Safe Mode with Networking
  2. Update your device drivers
  3. Run DISM
  4. Power cycle your SSD
  5. Check disk errors

Step 1: Enter Safe Mode with Networking

  1. Make sure your computer is off.
  2. Press the power button to turn on your PC. Then when Windows displays a login screen (i.e. Windows has fully booted), long press the power button to turn it off.

  3. Repeat 1) and 2) until the screen says Preparing Automatic Repair.
  4. Wait for Windows to finish diagnosing your PC, and click Advanced options.
  5.  Click Troubleshoot.  
  6. Click Advanced options.
  7. Click Startup settings.
  8. Click Restart.
  9. On your keyboard, press 5 to enable Safe Mode with Networking.
  10. Now you’ve successfully booted up in Safe Mode with Networking, continue with Step 2 to troubleshoot the storport.sys blue screen problem.

Step 2: Update your device drivers

Perhaps the most common cause of the storport.sys blue screen of death error is an outdated/corrupted/faulty device driver.

Fortunately, this is also one of the easiest problems to fix.

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — manually or automatically:

Update your drivers manually – To troubleshoot the issue, you can update all available drivers manually ONE BY ONE until you pin down the exact driver at fault. Firstly you’ll have to go to the manufacturer’s website, search for the most recent correct driver for the devices. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions. Then download & update them all by yourself.


Update your drivers automatically  – Manually updating all the drivers is no picnic. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver EasyYou don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3. You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Restart your computer and hopefully the storport.sys problem has been fixed. If it still persists, don’t worry, here’re a few more steps for you to try.

Step 3: Run DISM

DISM (Deployment Image & Servicing Management) is another tool that helps us fix Windows-corruption-caused errors (storport.sys failed error in this case). To run DISM:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and type cmd. Then right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    Wait a while for the whole process to finish.

  3. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter

  4. Restart your computer and check if the storport.sys blue screen problem has been fixed.

Step 4: Power cycle your SSD

Sometimes this system crash with storport.sys failed happens simply because of an issue(a sudden shutdon/power loss) with our SSD. If that’s the case, we can do a power cycle and see it’s back to life:

  1. Power off your PC.
  2. Disconnect your PC from ALL power supplies (AC adapter plus the battery if you’re using a laptop). 
  3. Long press the power button for at least 30 seconds and wait for 10 minutes.
  4. Reconnect ALL power supplies (AC adapter plus the battery if you’re using a laptop). 
  5. On your keyboard, press & hold down the Shift key. Then click the Windows logo key > the power icon > Shut down.

  6. Press & hold the function keys to enter BIOS. (You might want to check our your user manual to know what the function keys for this are).
    Note: Do not release the functions keys until you see the BIOS setup screen.
  7. Allow your PC for 20 minutes of stay in BIOS.
  8. Repeat steps 1)3).
  9. Remove the SSD from your PC:
    For a desktop: unplug the cables.
    For a laptop: disconnect the drive form the junction.
  10. Wait 30 seconds before you reconnect the drive to your PC.
  11. Reconnect ALL power supplies (AC adapter and battery if you’re using a laptop). 
  12. Boot up your PC and hopefully the storport.sys blue screenproblem has been resolved.

    Step 5: Check disk errors

    Disk check is a useful in-built Windows tool that scans our hard disk and external drives for errors and fix them.

    The disk error scanning takes only a few minutes. But once it detects any errors, the fixing procedure can take HOURS to complete. Make sure you have enough time set aside.

    To do so:

    1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and E at the same time, then click This PC.
    2. Right-click on Local Disk and click Properties.
    3. Click the Tools tab > Check.

    4. Click Scan drive.

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions for Windows to detect and fix the errors found.

    6. Restart your computer and see if the storport.sys failed problem gets sorted.

    There you go – top 5 fixes for your storport.sys in Windows 10 issue. Hope you get your machine is up and running again and feel free to drop us a comment if you have any further questions or ideas to share with us. 🙂

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