Windows 11: If you have an Intel PC, you could suffer from blue screen of death

More bugs. The debut of Windows 11 has brought many reports of blue screen of death. These are the classic notices that Microsoft issues to warn of a critical error in the system and, now, everything indicates that many of these cases are related to a driver quite common on computers with processor architecture Intel. The Redmond people have already published a patch to fix it, but they cautioned that many could still be vulnerable to the problem.

According to the official documentation portal of Microsoft Many of the blue screens that have been reported by users in Windows 11 have their origin in a driver called Intel Smart Sound Technology. This driver is quite common on computers with Intel CPUs and there is a specific version that causes the problem.

The documentation added to the driver with the label of “compatibility problem“And was also listed in the list of” common problems “for Windows 11. In addition to the known BSOD (Blue screen of death), it could also cause bugs when updating Windows 10 to the new OS.

The driver has a default path: device manager> system devices. It is labeled “audio controller” under Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST). The specific name is: IntcAudioBus.sys and its version should be (or earlier) or (or earlier).

In this particular case, the versions are not numbered in ascending order, which means that those that start with 10.30 are not more recent than those that start with 10.29. In simple terms, they both belong to different update threads. In any case, what you must import to identify the problem driver are the last four digits: “5152″.

Microsoft pointed out that the solution to this compatibility error is to update all these drivers to versions: and Unfortunately this may depend more on the manufacturers from the PCs than from the system itself, so you will have to look for the patch from different sources depending on the brand.

“Users will have to check with their device manufacturer (OEM) to see if there is an updated driver available and install it,” said Redmond. In case there is no patch enabled yet, Microsoft warned that do not do it manually with the button update now of the Media Creation Tool at least until further notice.