This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation
We understand your system is crashing and reports an error from the Wireless adapter driver. The main recommendation for this is to perform a clean installation of the driver and software using these steps:
1. Download the latest driver from your Computer Manufacturer Support, as second option, you can use the generic version for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows® 10 [19.20.3]
2. Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall "Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software", if it is installed. When prompted, choose the option to "Discard settings".
3. In Control Panel, Device Manager, Network Adapters, right click on the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 and Uninstall it. Make sure you mark the option to "Delete the driver software for this device".
4. Reboot the PC or scan for hardware changes, check device manager and if an older wireless driver is detected and installed, repeat the actions to uninstall and delete it as well. Repeat this process until the OS does not allow deleting the driver, or until the controller shows as Unknown Device.
5. Remove temporary files: Press the Windows Key + R to open the run box. Type Cleanmgr.exe. Press OK. Select the main drive, usually C:\. Check Temporary Files and uncheck everything else. Press OK.
6. Install the Intel Wireless driver. During the first steps of PROSet/Wireless installation, make sure to customize the installation and install all driver components.
If the issue persists after this, please let us know the following information:
- Download Intel® System Support Utility, run the tool and use it to create a report with all sections, on the next screen Save the report to a file. Then use the Advanced editor options to add the resulting XML file to your post as an attachment.
- Was this wireless adapter built from factory with your PC? or was it a custom upgrade?
- Did it work fine before?
- Were there any changes made to the system around the time the issue started?
It is worth to mention that we've had reports of 3rd party apps causing this behavior (Network monitoring software, video streaming apps, antivirus), so you might want to check your installed programs.