The fixes for this can usually be identified based on the accessibility of safe mode. To reach safe mode, restart your computer and quickly press F8 as it begins to load the system. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the safe mode option.
Safe Mode is Accessible
- Boot your Windows system into Safe Mode, open Windows Explorer, navigate to your Windows\System32\Drivers folder, and rename nipalk.sys to nipalk.bak.
- Reboot your system and the issue should be temporarily resolved. However, you will be unable to use a majority of National Instruments hardware, and expect to encounter several error messages both at reboot and when you attempt to use NI hardware.
- For a permanent solution, try repairing your software from the Control Panel and/or reinstalling drivers.
- When you go through this process, the nipalk.bak file should be replaced by the correct nipalk.sys file.
Safe Mode is not Accessible
- Restart and boot your computer from a generic system disk. The disk should automatically check for errors and repair the system. If not, run the Recovery Console to update the system files. The Recovery Console can be accessed through the Windows Setup screen from the generic system disk.
If none of these options resolve the problem:
- If you are using an X-Series DAQ card, test your system using a card of a different family or another X-Series card. If the BSOD doesn't repeat, the card you were using may be damaged.
- Try to disable Memory integrity and Firmware Protection in the Core Isolation settings.