anetode
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Dell XPS 13 9343 recurring Windows 10 (64 bit) BSOD due to DW1560 broadcom wifi driver (bcmwl63a.sys)

Recent versions of the DW1560 driver have made my system completely unstable due to recurring BSODs which note one of three errors: bcmwl63a.sys, fault in page file, memory management.

I've run checkdisk and Dell's PC doctor app and neither shows an error, I've also done a clean reinstall of Windows 10. Only going back to the 2014 W8.1 driver has worked. Unfortunately, both Dell update and Windows update will continue to attempt to install the new unstable drivers.

This appears to be a widespread issue (see google results for "dell bcmwl63a.sys windows 10". Posting here in the hope of getting an update on this issue, or any info on a better workaround.

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xfmrexpert
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RE: Dell XPS 13 9343 recurring Windows 10 (64 bit) BSOD due to DW1560 broadcom wifi driver (bcmwl63a.sys)

You aren't, by chance, using Hyper-V?  I had this problem as soon as I enabled Hyper-V.  It took a clean install of Windows to fix that particular issue.

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anetode
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RE: Dell XPS 13 9343 recurring Windows 10 (64 bit) BSOD due to DW1560 broadcom wifi driver (bcmwl63a.sys)

Nope, using Windows 10 home.

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aubreybj
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RE: Dell XPS 13 9343 recurring Windows 10 (64 bit) BSOD due to DW1560 broadcom wifi driver (bcmwl63a.sys)

Check in Windows Features to see if Hyper-V is enabled. Disable it and restart to apply the change.

If Hyper-V isn't enabled, try uninstalling the wifi driver in Device Manager, then install the Windows 8.1 version (6.30.223.262) from here:

www.dell.com/.../advanced

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sahaskatta
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RE: Dell XPS 13 9343 recurring Windows 10 (64 bit) BSOD due to DW1560 broadcom wifi driver (bcmwl63a.sys)

I need Hyper-V for development for my work. Has anyone found a solution which doesn't result in a blue screen of death due to the Broadcom WiFi adapter when you have a virtual network switch enabled?

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