Fix HWiNFO64A.SYS Blue Screen of Death Errors (Free Downloads)

Last Updated: 07/01/2022
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HWiNFO64A.SYS uses the SYS file extension, which is more specifically known as a HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver file. It is classified as a Win64 EXE (Driver) file, created for HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver by IObit.

The initial introduction of HWiNFO64A.SYS released in Driver Booster was for Windows 10 on 09/24/2019. According to our records, this is the primary and most recent file release from IObit.

This article discusses complete file details, SYS file troubleshooting instructions for problems with HWiNFO64A.SYS, and a comprehensive set of free downloads for every file version that has been catalogued by our team.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: HWiNFO64A.SYS
File Extension: SYS file extension
Description: HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Object File Type: Driver
File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: REALiX(tm)
Software Program: HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Legal Copyright: Copyright (c)1999-2015 Martin Malík - REALiX
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: Private build
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x8064
Code Size: 16384

What are HWiNFO64A.SYS Error Messages?

HWiNFO64A.SYS Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Errors

There are a number of reasons why you could be encountering issues with HWiNFO64A.SYS. Most of the issues concerning SYS files involve Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors. These types of HWiNFO64A.SYS errors can be cause by hardware problems, outdated firmware, corrupt drivers, or other software-related (eg. Driver Booster update) issues. Some of these errors include:

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: HWiNFO64A.SYS.

:( Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle, and now needs to restart. You can search for the error online: [BSOD] (HWiNFO64A.SYS).


It's Critical to Resolve Blue Screen of Death Errors

In the majority of cases, you will encounter HWiNFO64A.SYS BSOD errors after you've installed new hardware, software (Driver Booster), or performed a failed Windows Update. In other cases, software corruption caused by a malware infection can lead to HWiNFO64A.SYS Blue Screen of Death errors. Therefore, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

GEEK TIP : As a rule of thumb, it's always a good idea to create a Windows "Snapshot" backup / System Restore Point before making any hardware or software changes to your computer. That way, it's very easy to restore your system in the unfortunate event you encounter a HWiNFO64A.SYS Blue Screen of Death error after recent changes.

How to Fix HWiNFO64A.SYS Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your HWiNFO64A.SYS issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the HWiNFO64A.SYS error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Driver Booster (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Driver Booster software.

You can uninstall Driver Booster software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Driver Booster and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Driver Booster software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

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Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many HWiNFO64A.SYS error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the HWiNFO64A.SYS error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your HWiNFO64A.SYS File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate HWiNFO64A.SYS file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free HWiNFO64A.SYS files for every applicable version of Driver Booster. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download HWiNFO64A.SYS Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Driver Booster folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve HWiNFO64A.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.

Download HWiNFO64A.SYS Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying HWiNFO64A.SYS to your appropriate Windows system directory. IObit typically does not release Driver Booster SYS files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing HWiNFO64A.SYS and all other SYS files for Driver Booster. An incorrectly installed SYS file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10

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SYS Files Related to HWiNFO64A.SYS

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
NXQuery.sys NX Support Check Microsoft® Windows® Operating System (10.0.17134.1) 22792 C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\
HWiNFO64A.SYS HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver (8.98) 27552 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\

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