How To Fix B57xp32.sys Blue Screen Errors (BSOD)
Overview of B57xp32.sys
What Is B57xp32.sys?
B57xp32.sys is a type of SYS file associated with Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver developed by Broadcom Corporation for the Windows Operating System. The latest known version of B57xp32.sys is 188.8.131.52 built by: WinDDK, which was produced for Windows XP. This SYS file carries a popularity rating of 1 stars and a security rating of "UNKNOWN".
What Are SYS Files?
SYS files such as b57xp32.sys are third-party (eg. Broadcom Corporation) device drivers or critical system files that come as part of the Windows operating system. Most SYS files allow internal PC hardware or attached hardware, such as a printer, to communicate with third-party software programs (eg. web browsers, word processors, Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver) and the operating system (eg. Windows XP).
Other SYS files are critical system files called "kernel mode device drivers" which are used to power the Windows XP operating system. Files such as "CONFIG.SYS" contain configuration settings and specify what device drivers should be loaded by the operating system. Without driver files such as b57xp32.sys, you wouldn't be able to do simple tasks such as printing a document.
Why Do I Have SYS Errors?
SYS file errors are typically caused by faulty hardware or corrupt device driver files. Because of the importance of B57xp32.sys in the functionality of Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver and other Windows functions, any corruption or damage to this file can create critical system errors in the form of a "blue screen of death" (BSOD). Please see "Causes of B57xp32.sys Errors" below for more information.
When Do SYS Errors Occur?
SYS errors, such as those associated with b57xp32.sys, most often occur during computer startup, program startup, or while trying to use a specific function in your program (eg. printing).
Common B57xp32.sys Error Messages
The majority of b57xp32.sys errors that you encounter will be "blue screen of death" errors (also know as a "BSOD" or "STOP error") that occur in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10:
- "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: B57xp32.sys."
- ":( Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some info, and then we’ll restart for you. If you would like to know more, you can search online later for this error: b57xp32.sys."
- "STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL – b57xp32.sys"
- "STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED – b57xp32.sys"
- "STOP 0×00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA – b57xp32.sys"
In most cases, you will experience b57xp32.sys blue screen errors after you’ve installed new hardware or software. These b57xp32.sys blue screens can appear during program installation, while a b57xp32.sys-related software program (eg. Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver) is running, while a Broadcom Corporation driver is being loaded, or during Windows startup or shutdown. Keeping track of when and where your STOP error occurs is a critical piece of information in troubleshooting the problem.
Causes of B57xp32.sys Errors
B57xp32.sys blue screen errors can be caused by a variety of hardware, firmware, driver, or software issues. These could be related to either Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver software or Broadcom Corporation hardware, but it is not necessarily the case.
More specifically, these b57xp32.sys errors can be caused by:
- Incorrectly configured, old, or corrupted Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver device drivers. (very common)
- Corruption in Windows registry from a recent b57xp32.sys-related software change (install or uninstall).
- Virus or malware infection that has corrupted the b57xp32.sys file or related Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver program files.
- Hardware conflict after installing new Broadcom Corporation hardware, or hardware related to b57xp32.sys.
- Damaged or removed system files after you’ve installed software or drivers related to Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver.
- b57xp32.sys blue screen caused by a damaged hard disk.
- b57xp32.sys STOP error due to memory (RAM) corruption.
How To Fix B57xp32.sys Errors
Caution: We do not recommend downloading b57xp32.sys from "SYS download" sites. These sites distribute SYS files that are unapproved by the official b57xp32.sys file developer, and can often be bundled with virus-infected or other malicious files. If you require a copy of b57xp32.sys, it is recommended that you obtain it directly from Broadcom Corporation.
Below is a list of troubleshooting steps to resolve your b57xp32.sys problems. These troubleshooting steps get progressively more difficult and time consuming, so we strongly recommend attempting them in ascending order to avoid unnecessary time and effort.
Please Note: Click the [ ] image to expand the troubleshooting instructions for each step below. You can also click the [ ] image to hide the instructions as you proceed through each step.
It's highly likely that your B57xp32.sys blue screen errors are related to corrupt or outdated device drivers. Drivers can work one day, and suddenly stop working the next day, for a variety of reasons. The good news is that you can often update the device driver to fix your BSOD problem.
Finding the exact driver for your b57xp32.sys-related hardware device can be extremely difficult, even directly on the Broadcom Corporation or related manufacturer's website. Even if you are experienced at finding, downloading, and manually updating drivers, the process can still be very time consuming and extremely irritating. Installing the wrong driver, or simply an incompatible version of the right driver, can make your problems even worse.
DriverDoc updates all of your PC device drivers, not just those associated with your SYS blue screen error. DriverDoc's proprietary One-Click Update™ technology not only ensures that you have correct driver versions for your hardware, but it also creates a backup of your current drivers before making any changes. Maintaining a driver backup provides you with the security of knowing that you can rollback any driver to a previous version if necessary. With updated device drivers, you can finally unlock new hardware features and improve the speed and performance of your PC.
Please Note: Your b57xp32.sys may not be related to hardware driver problems, but it's always a good idea to ensure all of your PC device drivers are up-to-date to maximize PC performance.
Sometimes b57xp32.sys and other blue screen errors can be related to problems in the Windows registry. Third-party program installation or malware infection may have corrupted the registry entries associated with Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver, causing b57xp32.sys STOP errors to occur. Thus, these invalid Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver registry entries need to be repaired to fix the root of the problem.
Manually editing the Windows registry to remove invalid b57xp32.sys keys is not recommended unless you are PC service professional. Incorrectly editing your registry can stop your PC from functioning and create irreversible damage to your operating system. In fact, one misplaced comma can prevent your PC from booting entirely!
Because of this risk, we highly recommend using a trusted registry cleaner such as (Developed by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner) to scan and repair any b57xp32.sys-related registry problems. Using a automates the process of finding invalid registry entries, missing file references (like the one causing your b57xp32.sys error), and broken links within the registry. A backup is automatically created before each scan, with the ability to undo any changes in a single click, protecting you against the possibility of PC damage. The best part is that can also dramatically improve system speed and performance.
Caution: Unless you an advanced PC user, we DO NOT recommend editing the Windows registry manually. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. We do not guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To manually repair your Windows registry, first you need to create a backup by exporting a portion of the registry related to b57xp32.sys (eg. Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver):
The next steps in manually editing your registry will not be discussed in this article due to the high risk of damaging your system. If you would like to learn more about manual registry editing, please see the links below.
We do not claim any responsibility for the results of the actions taken from the content linked below - complete these tasks at your own risk.
There is a chance that your b57xp32.sys STOP error could be related to a malware infection on your PC. These malicious intruders can damage, corrupt, or even delete SYS-related files. Furthermore, there's a possibility that the b57xp32.sys blue screen error you are experiencing is related to a component of the malicious program itself.
Tip: If you do not already have a malware protection program installed, we highly recommend using Emsisoft Anti-Malware (). They offer a malware removal guarantee that is not offered by other security software.
Windows System Restore allows you to "go back in time" with your PC to help fix your b57xp32.sys problems. System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs back to a time when everything was working fine. This can potentially help you avoid hours of troubleshooting headaches associated with SYS errors.
Please Note: Using System Restore will not affect your documents, pictures, or other data.
To use System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
If your b57xp32.sys BSOD error is related to a specific program, reinstalling Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver-related software could be the answer.
Instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
Instructions for Windows XP:
Instructions for Windows 8:
After you have successfully uninstalled your b57xp32.sys-associated program (eg. Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver), reinstall the program according to the Broadcom Corporation instructions.
System File Checker is a handy tool included with Windows that allows you scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files (including those related to b57xp32.sys). If System File Checker finds a problem with your SYS or other critical system file, it will attempt to replace the problematic files automatically.
How to run System File Checker (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
Microsoft is constantly updating and improving Windows system files that could be associated with b57xp32.sys. Sometimes resolving your blue screen of death problems may be as simple as updating Windows with the latest Service Pack or other patch that Microsoft releases on an ongoing basis.
To check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
While most storage-related, b57xp32.sys blue screen errors are caused by problems with your hard disk drivers or storage controllers, in some cases these BSODs can be attributed to hard drive corruption.
Over time, your PC can develop errors on the hard disk drive due to repeated, unintended misuse. Improper shut downs, “hard closing” programs, corrupt or incomplete installation of software (eg. Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver), Broadcom Corporation hardware failure, and power outages can corrupt your file system and stored data. As a result, you may experience blue screen errors associated with b57xp32.sys.
Microsoft has included a convenient utility called “chkdsk” (“Check Disk”) to scan and repair hard disk corruption. If the previous troubleshooting steps did not resolve your b57xp32.sys STOP error, running “chkdsk” may uncover and repair the cause of your BSOD.
How to run “chkdsk” (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
Complete list of “chkdsk” commands (Advanced PC users only):
Sometimes hardware-related b57xp32.sys blue screen errors can be due to memory (RAM) corruption. If you are experiencing random computer reboots, receiving “beep” codes on startup, or other computer crashes (in addition to b57xp32.sys BSOD errors), it is likely that your memory could be corrupt. In fact, nearly 10% of application crashes in Windows are due to memory corruption.
If you have just added new memory to the computer, we recommend temporarily removing it to make sure it is not the cause of your b57xp32.sys error. If this action resolves your BSOD, this will be the source of your problem, and therefore your new memory is either incompatible or bad. If that is the case, you will then need to replace your new memory modules.
If you haven’t added any new memory, the next step is to perform a diagnostic test on your computer’s existing memory. A memory test will scan for hard memory failures and intermittent errors, either of which could be causing your b57xp32.sys blue screen of death.
Although later versions of Windows include the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, I highly recommend using Memtest86 instead. Memtest86 is a BIOS-based memory testing software, unlike other testing programs that must run within Windows. The benefit is that it allows you to test ALL of your memory for b57xp32.sys errors, while other programs cannot test the section of memory occupied by the software itself, the operating system, and any other running programs.
How to run Memtest86 to scan for memory corruption causing b57xp32.sys STOP errors:
If all of the above steps were unsuccessful, and Memtest86 finds memory corruption, it highly likely that your b57xp32.sys blue screen error is due to bad memory. If this is the case, you will need to replace the bad memory to resolve your b57xp32.sys BSODs.
For additional help, Corsair has a great video tutorial on how to run Memtest86:
Caution: We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve b57xp32.sys problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately () to protect yourself from permanent data loss.
This step is your final option in trying to resolve your b57xp32.sys issue. Reinstalling Windows will erase everything from your hard drive, allowing you to start again with a fresh system. Furthermore, a clean install of Windows will also quickly clean out any and all "junk" that has accumulated over the normal usage of your computer.
Please Note: If b57xp32.sys errors still persist after a clean install of Windows, your SYS problem MUST be hardware related. If that is the case, then it is likely you will need to replace the associated hardware causing the b57xp32.sys error.
|Filename: b57xp32.sys||Latest Known Version: 184.108.40.206 built by: WinDDK|
|Developer: Broadcom Corporation||File Size (Bytes): 156160|
|Software: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver||Operating System: Windows XP|
|Description: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NDIS5.1 Driver.|
Operating System Information
B57xp32.sys error messages can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows ME
- Windows 2000
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