KAREN HOLST asked on February 13, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Qsfsfltr.sys Making Winxp Crash
» While I am trying to install an IOMEGA home media network drive, my computer crashes each time I try to install the s/w from the CD, the blue screen refers to the file QsFsFLtr.sys. I see very liittle info on internet about this particular file. what is this file and can I reinstall it somehow or how can i be sure that this file is causing the crash?
QsFsFltr.sys is a standard file required by your PC software in order to run properly. The problem is that sometimes this program file can become a big problem if it is damaged or corrupted.
The reasons behind BSOD can be a hardware conflict, driver's failure, or a corrupt registry. Now we just talk about the driver's failure, the driver files with the .sys extension are actually dll files, and are the basic reasons for BSOD. If you are not one of the lucky ones who can fix the BSOD with a reboot, then you will need to do some diagnosis to resolve the problem. With all the possible reasons for the BSOD ranging from software to hardware, or hardware drivers, it is very difficult to list a precise set of instructions for every possibly BSOD. But we can be sure that the virus(TrojanProxy:Win32/Banker.O) is one of the most common caused.
Here is a simple way for you to repair blue screen, provided that you have already downloaded DLL Suite, which is a professional dll file error fixer.
Firstly, reboot the computer in safe mode: press the F8 key before the Windows screen appears. This will boot the computer into the Advanced Options screen where you can choose advanced boot options. Choose "Safe Mode" and press "Enter", wait for the Windows screen to appear, then click DLL Suite, run it and the blue screen will be repaired automatically, just because DLL Suite has built-in driver files, and it can replace the failure driver's file which causes the blue screen of death.
ALICE FUJITA replied on February 16, 2013
- ABDULAZIZ AQEEL replied on February 13, 2013: » I just bought a 1 TB home network disk from Iomega with the exact same problem, works fine on my laptop running windows 7, but it have completely crashed my desktop running windows xp pro, it is the same blue screen saying that QsFsFLtr.sys is corrupted.
- STEPHEN BROWN replied on February 13, 2013: » I recently bought an Iomega Prestige external hard drive and hooked it up to my Windows Vista laptop. Everything went well with the hardware installation. It was when I went to the Iomega website and downloaded and installed Iomega QuickProtect that I started getting the blue screen of death after a reboot. I could only boot up in Safe Mode. On top of that, there was no way to uninstall Iomega QuickProtect via Control Panel. What I did was boot up in Safe Mode and deleted the QuickProtect folder, then ran CCleaner to delete the registry references to QuickProtect. Problem solved.
- REGINALD DOLFO replied on February 15, 2013: » I had the exact same problem and this worked for me! I started Windows in SafeMode with Networking and deleted the QuickProtect folder. I then downloaded Free Window Registry Repair via cnet. I ran it, then re-booted and voila! No more blue screen!
So now I just need to find a program to backup my computer files that won't crash my system.
- KURT STECKLEY replied on February 15, 2013: » This error is caused due to anti-virus running when installing the software. tried re-installing it with anti-virus disabled, and still didn't work... went right to the blue screen. so i am using norton ghost for now... at least until they come out with a more stable version.
- PAT SULLIVAN replied on February 15, 2013: » Just had the same problem. The only thing that would work for me is to go to a restore point. Luckly my restore point was only 5 days old.
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