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blue screem with error:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Q: blue screem with error:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

when i restart the pc, it will blue screem. Here is the windbg analysis info as follow, but i can't understand it.
* Bugcheck Analysis *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {700069, 2, 1, 840b8fe3}

Probably caused by : Wdf01000.sys ( Wdf01000!FxWaitLockInternal::ReleaseLock+e )

Followup: MachineOwner

840ba8a8 cc int 3
1: kd> !analyze -v
ERROR: FindPlugIns 8007007b
* Bugcheck Analysis *

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
Arg1: 00700069, memory referenced
Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
Arg3: 00000001, bitfield :
bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: 840b8fe3, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:

OVERLAPPED_MODULE: Address regions for 'Msfs' and 'cdrom.sys' overlap



840b8fe3 8901 mov dword ptr [ecx],eax




TRAP_FRAME: 8d5318fc -- (.trap 0xffffffff8d5318fc)
ErrCode = 00000002
eax=006e0069 ebx=87526b4c ecx=00700069 edx=00000000 esi=006e0069 edi=87520102
eip=840b8fe3 esp=8d531970 ebp=8d531980 iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz ac po cy
cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00010293
840b8fe3 8901 mov dword ptr [ecx],eax ds:0023:00700069=????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 8411ef3b to 840ba8a8

8d5314c4 8411ef3b 00000004 94e12898 807cc404 nt!RtlpBreakWithStatusInstruction
8d531514 8411fe2d 00000004 00700069 840b8fe3 nt!KiBugCheckDebugBreak+0x1c
8d5318dc 84080b4f 0000000a 00700069 00000002 nt!KeBugCheck2+0xa7f
8d5318dc 840b8fe3 0000000a 00700069 00000002 nt!KiTrap0E+0x1b3
8d531980 840b6b13 807cc120 87526b44 84c9bcac nt!KiSignalSynchronizationObject+0x1c
8d5319ac 84c3aec7 87526b44 00000000 00000000 nt!KeSetEvent+0x8e
8d5319bc 84c41302 84c412b7 87525ec0 00000000 Wdf01000!FxWaitLockInternal::ReleaseLock+0xe
8d5319c0 84c412b7 87525ec0 00000000 00000000 Wdf01000!FxWaitLockTransactionedList::ReleaseLock+0x8
8d5319d4 84c44064 87525ec0 84c9bcac 00000004 Wdf01000!FxTransactionedList::LockForEnum+0x23
8d5319ec 84c4f63e 015259b8 00000001 8d531a98 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerDmaEnableAndScan+0x77
8d5319fc 84c423bf 875259b8 00000040 84c9bb58 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerD0StartingDmaEnable+0xf
8d531a98 84c4061e 875259b8 00000311 87525ad8 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerEnterNewState+0x15c
8d531ac0 84c415a1 875259b8 8d531aec 84c9d15c Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerProcessEventInner+0x167
8d531afc 84c528ff 875259b8 00000001 8d531ba8 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerProcessEvent+0x185
8d531b0c 84c421d3 875259b8 84c9d148 875259b8 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerPolStarting+0x1d
8d531ba8 84c3fe62 875259b8 00000501 87525b48 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerPolicyEnterNewState+0x15c
8d531bd4 84c40183 8d531bfc 875259b8 00000000 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerPolicyProcessEventInner+0x18f
8d531c0c 84c5210e 875259b8 00000108 00000003 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerPolicyProcessEvent+0x193
8d531c2c 84c51fc1 875259b8 875259b8 84c9c850 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PnpEventHardwareAvailable+0xd2
8d531c60 84c51e78 875259b8 00000108 875259b8 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PnpEnterNewState+0x139
8d531c80 84c51ca4 8d531cbc 8400c7a0 87525a68 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PnpProcessEventInner+0x1c1
8d531c98 84c4254a 875259b8 8d531cbc 87523118 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::_PnpProcessEventInner+0x24
8d531ccc 84c503b5 87525a68 875254d0 866961b8 Wdf01000!FxEventQueue::EventQueueWorker+0x79
8d531cec 8425573d 00000000 87525a68 8662d4c0 Wdf01000!FxWorkItemEventQueue::_WorkItemCallback+0x21
8d531d00 840bd23b 875254d0 00000000 8662d4c0 nt!IopProcessWorkItem+0x23
8d531d50 8424a00f 00000001 94e1201c 00000000 nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x10d
8d531d90 840f0699 840bd12e 00000001 00000000 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x9e
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt!KiThreadStartup+0x19


84c3aec7 ff257cb0c984 jmp dword ptr [Wdf01000!_imp__KeLeaveCriticalRegion (84c9b07c)]


SYMBOL_NAME: Wdf01000!FxWaitLockInternal::ReleaseLock+e



IMAGE_NAME: Wdf01000.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xA_Wdf01000!FxWaitLockInternal::ReleaseLock+e

BUCKET_ID: 0xA_Wdf01000!FxWaitLockInternal::ReleaseLock+e

Followup: MachineOwner

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Preferred Solution: blue screem with error:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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I use Win XP pro SP3The blue screen evidences a BUGCODE_USB_DRIVERand in Control Panel>admin it reports these errors: id events 2481, error 23, 7023 and 23and these:BCCode: fe BCP1: 00000005 BCP2: 8561B0E0 BCP3: 11063104BCP4: 8520EA40 OSVer: 5_1_2600 SP: 3_0 Product: 256_1That's the Hijackthis reportLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 0.14.17, on 07/04/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programmi\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exec:\PROGRA~1\FILECO~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exec:\PROGRA~1\FILECO~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Programmi\File comuni\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Programmi\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe... Read more

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Hi everyone. I've been getting this blue screen of death quite infrequently, maybe once a fortnight, but it's happened often enough that I would really like to get it fixed. I've tried to get to the bottom of this by myself but I've reached the limit of what I can Google. I ran the error dump through WinDbg and it spat this out at me:

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
Arg1: abc632b4, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000001c, IRQL
Arg3: 00000000, bitfield :
bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: 80502367, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:

READ_ADDRESS: abc632b4


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A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL blue screen error

The process referenced is the java environment, which is pretty stable, so I doubt that's the direct cause. The ntkrpamp.exe is the NT kernel, and it seems that one of the common causes of ntkrpamp.exe BSODs is faulty memory. Have you upgraded or changed your memory recently?

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all of a sudden when i run utorrent, i am getting an error that says irql_not_less_or_equal. something about a physical memory dump and the blue screen.

whats causing this?

A:run utorrent i get irql_not_less_or_equal error blue screen.

These usually are caused by corrupt drivers, you can read this article for more information.

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Hello, everyone

This happens frequent 4 times or 5 times a week

I use my desktop windows 7 64 bit (OS 3 years old) mostly for browsing, and I use Firefox mainly for browsing what happens Firefox crashes and then a message pops up as below :


And then blue screen of death with error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.


Sometime even not browsing if I open a pdf document also that crashes the system and the same blue screen of death with error IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL pops up

Any troubleshoot should I do to fix the issue ?


A:Blue Screen Of Death with error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

You use Firefox also as a pdf viewer? If both BSOD belongs to the same program, then go see if there is newer version of Firefox

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Hi. . .

m facing a problem on windows Vista Business whenever I tried to send a mail with atachment or watever I tried to upload anything on Internet it gives following error with blue screen and restart the system.
I dont know wats going on.
can somebody help me its urgent.


A:Blue Screen Error on Vista Bugcheck 0xa = IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Please upload the information from this post: http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html

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Blue screen Error code 0000000a = "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Computer gets this BSOD randomly and will shut down.
its a dell dimension 9200c running Vista 32 bit. Its been happening for a very long time
please help . thanks


System Information (local)


computer name: DIMENSION

windows version: Windows Vista Service Pack 2, 6.0, build: 6002

windows dir: C:\Windows

CPU: GenuineIntel Intel? Core™2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz Intel586, level: 6

2 logical processors, active mask: 3

RAM: 3209908224 total

VM: 2147352576, free: 1967325184


Crash Dump Analysis


Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Sat 15/09/2012 10:03:02 PM GMT your computer crashed

crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini091512-01.dmp

This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlpa.exe (nt+0x4DF99)

Bugcheck code: 0xA (0x14, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF822C3022)


file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe

product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System

company: Microsoft Corporation

description: NT Kernel & System

Bug check description: This indicates that Microsoft Windows or... Read more

A:Blue screen Error code 0000000a = "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

If you would be kind enough to supply the information that is indicated, we will be able to help
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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please help me fix this blue screen

A:help please blue screen irql_not_less_or_equal

Hi please follow the instructions here http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question but any help is appreciated.

My computer suddenly froze and after restarting showed a blue screen:


I tried to restart it again but my monitor has repeteadly said 'Cannot find signal'. I have tried it on three different screens and still no luck.

I was told the issue could be fixed by uninstalling any recent hardware or drivers, but I've not installed anything like that for at least 4 months and it has been working fine up until now.

Not sure if the monitor signal and the blue screen issues are related but I'd appreciate any help possible in getting my PC up and running again.


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I have a Dell Studio XPS 13 and after getting a virus I reinstalled Vista. Install goes fine, drivers too, but once I update Windows I get a blue screen saying "Irql_not_less_or_equal" apon reboot. Once in safe mode I was shown this:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 00000000656C6473
BCP2: 000000000000000C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF80001C636B3
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Any idea?

Thank you very much.

A:Irql_not_less_or_equal blue screen

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is usually just a case of overheating or a memory error. Try not to keep the system really hot for a prolonged period of time (This has happened to me a lot). If that requires replacing the CPU fan, then do it, although just avoiding excessive heat to build up on your laptop will do fine.

If not, try posting the minidump file (C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini041110-01.dmp) to see if the problem could be narrowed down.

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Hi, I am at my wits end. I have been randomly getting the blue screen and i can barely read the whole thing but I caught something that said irql_not_less_or_equal and there's also another blue screen error and I couldn't read it in time.. I saw something with the word 'bios'. I am so close to giving up and getting another computer. I'm usually able to fix stuff but I don't think this is a software issue. Any help appreciated. It's an hp a6400 running windows vista.

A:irql_not_less_or_equal blue screen

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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An help would be great!
Vista service pack 2
64 bit
Safe mode boots fine/safe mode with networking works fine
Ran the startup to get the text document:
Service Pack 2 3 7 2012 00:41:00.375

Service Pack 2 3 7 2012 00:41:00.375
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\acpi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mountmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\atapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ataport.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\msahci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys
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A:irql_not_less_or_equal Blue Screen

This looks like a file for safe mode where only basic drivers are loaded.

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I've been using my Dell XPS 400 for about 3 years. all of a sudden while running adobe photoshop cs4. everything froze and i got a whole lot of errors. i restarted and explorer.exe woul dntopen up and i got a lot of errors. then the next day i tried it again and i got the "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" Blue screen on start up. Ive been told to run the recovery disk but i cant boot the cd , it wont work. Can you please tell me anything to do to fix this problem without wiping out the data ... i have a lot of files in there i need. and if they get lost i can get fired because it holds important applications and ive work on this computer for years. FML
Technical Information:
***Stop: 0x0000000A (0x0000000C, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804EF275)


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Hi all, I constantly keep getting BSODs after the Windows startup, when the screen collapses. I first noticed BSODs months ago (earlier it appeared rarely only) This week a computer expert I know ran a memtest, and it was obvious that one of the RAM memory was bad. It had warranty so I got a new one of the same type, it was memtested and it passed...
Now I keep getting the same BSODs (sometimes with "irql not less or equal" or with "ataport.sys" reason) again and I'm confused, that maybe it's not the RAM thats causing these...
Nevertheless my antivirus had deleted explorer exe, I couldn't browse, then I scanned for errors with "sfc/scannow" and it fixed them, so explorer.exe is back again, but as I said I always keep getting BSODs except on Safe mode...

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance!

System specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5 760
RAM: Geil Black Dragon 2X2GB 1333MHz KIT2 CL9 (not supported by my motherboard)
PSU: Corsair CMPSU 650TXEU

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Hi ALL..

please help me in solving the bsod error.
I have attached the minidumps.
Donno whAT THE ISSUE IS...

A:irql_not_less_or_equal blue screen

There are too many minidump files and I think here are some causes of the problem:
First un-install AVG, it cause BSOD, you can replace AVG by MSE, which can run smooth on your computer, believe me, I using it and it's great

BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 0, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgldx86.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgldx86.sys
Probably caused by : avgldx86.sys ( avgldx86+14d1d )
Followup: MachineOwner
-Secondly, it was caused by your VGA/Super VGA Video Driver, please download and install fresh copy of it

BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 82c33f47, 80e19590, 80e19170}
Probably caused by : vgapnp.sys ( vgapnp!VgaGetMonitorEdid+c9 )
Followup: MachineOwner

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Im having problems with my pc. Blue Screens with text IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Im running Win Xp sp2 ---> xp athlon 2500+ - 512mb ddr - ati radeon 9600 pro.
here are 2 minidump files

When it has rebooted it says windows has survived for seroious error and report says:
BCCode : 1000007f BCP1 : 0000000D BCP2 : 00000000 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1


Maybe some solutions whats wrong? Thanks.


Upload the dump here please

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I've been using my Dell XPS 400 for about 3 years. all of a sudden while running adobe photoshop cs4. everything froze and i got a whole lot of errors. i restarted and explorer.exe would open up and i got a lot of errors still. then the next day i tried it again and i got the "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" Blue screen on start up. Ive been told to run the recovery disk but i cant boot the cd , it wont work. Can you please tell me anything to do to fix this problem without wiping out the data ... i have a lot of files in there i need. and if they get lost i can get fired because it holds important applications and ive work on this computer for years. FML

Technical Information:
***Stop: 0x0000000A (0x0000000C, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804EF275)


Could be many issues including graphics cards and drivers. Did you just recently install photoshop? The error bassically means that something is trying to access memory it isnt either allocated or authorised to. Try the below

1. Go to Start>Run> type MSCONFIG.
2. When the box appears, click on the STARTUP tab.
3. Select DISABLE ALL, then hit APPLY then hit OKAY.
4. Reboot and get rid the MSCONFIG splash screen when it appears upon reboot.
5. If you are prompted to reboot again, do so.

You will no longer be bothered by the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL blue screen. The processes that you DO need were automatically re-enabled when you did the reboot. You should be in good shape now.

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I am working on a friends computer that after she upgraded to Windows 10 it give her the blue screen with Error: IRQL_NOT_LESS__EQUAL She has a HP Pavillion P7-1003W. I made sure she has all the windows updates. I went to HP support site and scanned to make sure it has all the latest driver. It may go 2 or 3 days and not get the blue screen. I have uploaded the minidump.
Thanks for any help.

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BSOD at least once a day and its getting old.I have installed updated drivers for video cards from Nvidia and motherboard drivers from XFX.I still have the problem.This has been a problem since I built this computer.It is a SLI sys with 2 video cards but only one hdd,don't know if this is part of the problem or not.I think I built it in 05 or 06 can't remember.I'm about ready to junk it and buy one already built and set up right.By the way I don't play games,my grandson does and he's the one the computer was built for.I hope you can help me,if not I guess it will be a good target for a short while,as long as I get the first shot.


Welcome aboard Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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been getting this for a while. Not sure what really triggers it. Below is the message I get after logging back in after this bluescreen:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  OS Version: 6.0.6002.
  Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode: a
  BCP1: 00000000
  BCP2: 0000001B
  BCP3: 00000011
  BCP4: 828BF4D5
  OS Version: 6_0_6002
  Service Pack: 2_0
  Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
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Unsure if related or not, but I haven't been able to do any windows updates for a very long time because it checks for updates for over a day and doesn't finish checking.

A:blue screening: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

been getting this for a while. Not sure what really triggers it. Below is the message I get after logging back in after this bluescreen:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  OS Version: 6.0.6002.
  Locale ID: 1033
Hi Sploog321:
Free utilities like BlueScreenView and WhoCrashed can interpret the bug check (BC) codes in your mini-dump files and might tell you if the new NVIDIA graphics driver mentioned in your thread Windows7 display driver running on startup on my Vista desktop is involved in your BSODs, but in order to correctly diagnose this problem you should post in the Windows Crashes, BSOD, and Hangs Help and Support board and have someone perform a proper analysis of your .dmp files.  Please read jcgriff's post Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista before creating a new topic in that board.
Your bleepingcomputer user profile doesn't include any information on your system specs (see the "My Settings" section of your user profile if you ever want to add this information) so be sure to post the model of your NVIDIA graphics card and current graphics driver version if you suspect your new graphics driver is involved.

Unsure if related or not, but I haven't been able to do any windows updates for a very long time because it checks for updates for over a day and doesn't finish checking.

The "Checking for updates..." hangs and slow Windows Updat... Read more

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My Dell Dimension 8250 gets this blue screen error message just after start up:

STOP: 0X000000D1 (0xE4106E2C, 0x00000002, 0x0000000, 0xF77216D9)
LSIPNDS.SYS - Address F77216D9 base at F7719000, DateStamp 3ef91459

Of course at this point it dumps physical memory and is locked up. I am getting the feeling this indicates bad RAM. My searches for replacement RAM indicated it's going to cost more the the 5 year old machine is worth. Any ideas that doesn't involve replacing the RAM?

Thanks in advance!


Greetings djsuzyq , Welcome To TSG

LSIPNDS.SYS --> Driver for INPROCOMM IPN2120 Wireless LAN Cards

Updating The Driver May Resolve The Problem !

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Whats this error?



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can someone pls help me figure out how to take off this blue screen, every time i go on my computer go to my user account and about 10 seconds after i'm on the desktop it goes blue screen.

and says irql_not_less_or_equal

and technical informtion:
<< Stop: 0x0000000A (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001,0x86C8BD03)

A:irql_not_less_or_equal (BLUE SCREEN)

i went to safe mode and tried command prompt
sfc.exe /scannow

and it says windows resource protection found currupted file but was unable to fixe some of them including

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I have an Acer Aspire One (the XP home and 120gb SSD).

Recently I have been getting blue screens saying: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

STop0X0000000A (0X00000004,0X00000002, 0X000000000, 0X804E7EED)

I dont know what to do. I havent been able to do windows update due to a proxy server.
Also the pc uses McAfee Agent this is enforced to be used by my place of work

Thanks if you can help me

A:Blue screen - irql_not_less_or_equal

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Hello everyone,
I have experienced the blue screen of death with the message IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
I did not experience this until today. Today I lent my computer to the IT guy at work so that he could install the new version of a work program that I require. After receiving the laptop back after 20 minutes, he informed me that he was not able to uninstall the old version of the program, and that he simply entered the product code for the old version instead of installing the newer version.
I experienced a couple problems after getting it back. I can't recall which order this happened in but these two things happened:
1) black screen with only cursor visible. Would not go away. So I shut down the laptop by holding down the power button.
2) BSOD with message: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and that the computer will restart.
I have no idea why this is happening since the IT guy claims to have not installed anything. However it seems that I now have a virus!
For reference the laptop is an Aspire One725-0826 with Windows 10.
Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
(PS I have another similar post which I tried to delete as this one provides more info about the problem I'm experiencing)

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I've had quite a lot of blue screens since I installed windows 7. (About 8) It isn't that I force my computer or something, when xp was installed I never got a single blue screen..

Since the blue screen disappears too fast, I can't read what is written =/. I can see this :
I'm wondering how I could fix it? I browsed the forums a bit and found out I have to include my dumpfile, so I attached it.

I don't understand the instructions on how to read/debug the files, so if someone could help me with it?
I know it is probably a lot of work, but those blue screens annoy me...


A:Windows 7 blue screen : irql_not_less_or_equal

Quote: Originally Posted by skyeam

I've had quite a lot of blue screens since I installed windows 7. (About 8) It isn't that I force my computer or something, when xp was installed I never got a single blue screen..

Since the blue screen disappears too fast, I can't read what is written =/. I can see this :
I'm wondering how I could fix it? I browsed the forums a bit and found out I have to include my dumpfile, so I attached it.

I don't understand the instructions on how to read/debug the files, so if someone could help me with it?
I know it is probably a lot of work, but those blue screens annoy me...


Hi and welcome

If you have the rest of ths dumps we could use them. The Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS

Since the probable cause was ntkrnlmp.exe I would run a system file check
type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>>sfc /scannow

If you are overclocking stop.

ken J+


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\011610-18969-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*d:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt... Read more

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Hello, first of all greatings to all, iam new member on this forum.
Last couple of days i have some problems with my hp dx2400, it randomly BSOD and restarts..
I noticed that everytime i use utorrent, exactly when i click on magnet link and add torrent window popsup just the moment when i click on ADD then BSOD.
I read on some forums then i used malwarebyts, found some trojan delete them, used ccleaner, and some other software mentioned , none of this helped.
I updated all my drivers to newest ones, but didnt update the windows 8 to win8.1 (i have 161 important updates to make cca 1,3GB)
yesterday 13.6 BSOD didnt happend on utorrent, it came noone touched the pc..
My question is what causes this problem, and how to fix it?
Please if soone knows how to read this minidump files i uploaded them in zip file..

A:Blue screen od death IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Hello and a big welcome.
We now have a specific forum area to deal with these problems. Please follow these directions
For the fastest help, please follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions if you are able, or post the details of what your problem is from another computer.
Thanking You -
Mod Edit:  Moved from Win 8 to Crashes/BSOD forum - Hamluis.

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I keep getting this every time I turn on the computer. I can go into Safe mode fine. Have changed out to different ram. It's got onboard Video and Sound. Any Hints?

A:Solved: irql_not_less_or_equal blue screen

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I started having BSOD's after installing windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.\


Processor : Intel Core Duo CPU

RAM : 2 GB

Full Retail

Graphics Card : intel g33/g31 express chipset family

Additional Info:
Most of the time it is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
It usually happens when its idle.
I just reinstall it a few weeks ago.
My original version was 32 bit, but I upgraded it to 64 bit.

A:Random Blue Screen , usually irql_not_less_or_equal

I would not recommend using a 64bit OS on your system. Unless you have 4GB+ RAM, 32bit is the way to go. Do you have any reasons not to reinstall 32bit Windows 7?

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Last night I got a blue screen in the middle of just surfing the internet, with the error of IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Now I can't start windows at all, even in safe mode, it just goes straight to this screen once the windows loading screen pops up for even a second.
Technical Information:
***STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000000,0x00000002,0x00000001,0x804DC11D)
I read other threads about this stating that if I installed something recently (hardware/software), remove it. Well, unfortunately I have not installed anything new in quite some time, but still receive this error and can't even get into windows to try to correct. What can I do? I'm not really incredibly savvy with all of the hardware/software areas unfortunately.
I was also running XP at the time (on a Dell Dimension 4600, 2.66Ghz), if that helps at all. Just read that this could be caused by CPU overheating, what can I do to check if that is the case? I don't see anything in the BIOS with CPU Temp information. Additionally, about 10 months ago I installed some additional RAM in my computer, is it possible that it has something to do with that, even though I've had no issues since installing it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I can supply whatever info you may need to determine what is going on. Again, though, I am somewhat of a beginner when it comes to the inner workings of a computer, so please be as detailed as possible.

A:Solved: Blue Screen: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

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I have been getting blue screens related to this issue for a while and would appreciate if I could get an answer as to whats causing it. I have included the dmp file also. Thank you

Is Windows 7 . . . Home Premium
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? - x64
- the original installed OS on the system? -no have had xp home and win7 pro
- an OEM or full retail version? -Full retail
- OEM = came pre-installed on system
- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer

- What is the age of system (hardware)? Varies oldest part 4 years
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) about 1 month

A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen ntoskrnl.exe

Update to SP1 - Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 &#40;SP1&#41;

Crash was either caused by a driver or your RAM.

Run a memtest to rule out hardware
Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+



Built by: 7600.16973.amd64fre.win7_gdr.120305-1504
Debug session time: Sun Apr 15 18:45:57.507 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:21:44.444
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiIdentifyPfn+26f )
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_nt!MiIdentifyPfn+26f
BiosReleaseDate = 08/30/2011
SystemManufacturer = To Be Filled By O.E.M.
SystemProductName = To Be Filled By O.E.M.
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz"
MaxSpeed: 3300
CurrentSpeed: 3292

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Hi i have a Dell inspiron 9100 and twice in the last 2 days i've had random blue screens of death with the message:


I don't know what this is but someone please tell me what to do?

Thank You.

A:Xp - Irql_not_less_or_equal !!! Blue Screen Of Death Please Help!!!

Could be a driver problem.

Go to 'Start', select "Run'.

In 'Run' type "devmgmt.msc" without the quotes and click OK.

In Device Manager at the top click on 'View' and select 'Show hidden devices'.

Look for black exclamation points on yellow or red X's.

Should you find one, click on the + to open the tree and double click on the device to open 'Properties'.

In the 'General' under 'Device Status' there should be an error code and a description.

Post this information.

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This is my first time posting here so please be gentle!

Several days ago, I managed to pick up a virus. I "think" I've gotten rid of it, but in the process I started getting the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen of Death. It seems to happen randomly, but maybe more often when I'm using my PC's docking port (but the docking port is not new). I definately started getting the BSOD after I installed the latest version of Symantec Endpoint (our company's virus protection). I've read the other posts about this error here, although I have to say that I don't really understand most of it. I can get to and provide the files in \Windows\Minidump if needed. This is Windows XP.

How can I get rid of this error? Thanks in advance!

A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen of Death!

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I have no idea which device is causing the problem, since I did not connect any new devices recently.

I attach the minidump files, can someone please point out what is causing the problem?

I appreciate it very much.

A:Blue screen vista IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Just an update here: If i look at the event viewer, I get the same problem as these people here:

additional info:
Vista SP2 Home Premium
Toshiba Sattelite L305

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Hi all, I seen a post about this a year ago and couldn't find anything useful so I decided to post my own.

I'm really in desperate need of some help, I'm receiving a blue screen (0x0000000A - IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) when I do something, I'll be playing a game, watching videos or even just skyping and I'll get this blue screen. The PC is brand new, it was built and I installed what came with it and updated drivers. To my knowledge there are no drivers that need updating now, the PC runs fine apart from this blue screen - if anyone could analyse it or help me out I'd be extremely grateful!


A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screens Randomly

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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ah yes...I have found my self stairing into the blue sea of death. That darn IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error. It either sais that or DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, normally the first of the two though. Anyway down to what causes this blue abyss...

OK well A week or so ago I noticed my computer just reboot out of nowhere, just ignored it. Then it started happening more often, so I went in and turned off the auto reboot feature when this toaster with a vacuum cleaner attached to it called a computer has a massive error. At first I thought it wasn't' a error just maybe a power supply bout to die (this computer is pretty old in computer years) but instead it was the IRQL...but what I don't' get is how random the error is. There is no certain program that I run that causes or action...it just happens. I will be searching the web or chatting or what have you and BOOM blue screen. *saves how much he has written just in case it does it in a minute*

I have not added any new hardware and the only recent program I have added was Zone Alarm Pro (had couple issues getting it up..can't discuss but anyway) but I don't believe it to be the problem. SO anyone out there have a suggestion as what to do, other than reformat? *my answer to all software problems*

I was wondering if this could be hardware problem as well. If so what peice? memory?

A:The dreaded IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL blue screen!

iMght wanna check the RAM since it seems that the problem is random.
Also possible power supply ( as in starting to fail at the rails ).
Last , might wanna recheck the cpu heatsink and fan ( usualy it just freezes , but worth check it out )

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I have a computer with the following specs, and windows 7 installed:

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664AA80A

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

Graphics Card:
GIGABYTE GV-N98TOC-1GI Rev 2.0 GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

And randomly during using the computer, NOT during startup, Ill get this blue screen error: Picture is attached

Anyone have any idea how to go about fixing this? Sometimes it will happen 3 times in a day, other times it wont happen for days. From what i've read online it seems to be hardware related. I've installed all updated drivers, i think. Most articles seem to say to test the hard drive and memory. Any help would be great.


A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL random blue screens

With your symptoms run memtest on your memory. It is free and safe.

See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

Step 2 ? Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don?t need to run the test any further on that stick.

Link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html

* Get back to us with the results.

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Until last week I was using a gateway laptop (old) with windows 98 & Cisco VPN 3.5.2, life was good and I had access all day no problems.

Then came the new sleek Gateway laptop with XP & Cisco VPN 3.6.1 (rel 1).

Now when I launch VPN it's a hit or miss weather I get the fateful blue screen that taunts me with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL yada yada yada and then

CVPNDRV.SYS - Address F2492646 base @ F247D000, date stamp 3d7503de

Monday it rebooted me 6 or 7 times, yesterday only twice. Today I'm up to 5 and I've only been on line for a couple of hours. I've hit the Cisco site & XP site but can't find anything that appears to give me insight into this. My IT group is telling me it's the motorala equipment used to hit the internet (I have satellite) I disagree since I was fine prior the arrival of XP & the newer VPN. Any thoughts suggestions?

A:Blue screen/irql_not_less_or_equal & CVPNDRV.SYS

Hi gvahle, Welcome to TSG !!
Try this It lists quite a few bsods on your problem.

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Hello out there

A friend of mine has asked me to help fix her PC abd we keep running into the same problem. More often than not the start up crashes to a blue screen which states IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
The system is a
Celeron 2.4D
256MB DDR333
40GB Seagate Barracuda IV
Gigabyte GA-8S651M-RZ MOBO
Runs XP Pro SP2
From what I can see there's no conflicts listed in the system but it still keeps screening. She's had the RAM replaced twice by techs. There is NO video card on the system, she uses the on board socket as its only for word processing and surfing.
Any help would be great thanks

A:Blue Screen Of Death says IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

captainbeefylog said:

She's had the RAM replaced twice by techsClick to expand...

Hahahaha I hope they didn't charge 4 it ..

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Hi ,

My computer Core-2-duo 1GB RAM / 120GB HDD / Windows VISTA, but i remove it and install Win XP 4 month ago..I have 3 partition in my HDD other than C/

Yesterday, suddenly its started rebooting automatically... Also i did not install any sftwr or any hardwr in it yesterday..I can't even get in safemode, last known confi. and normal mode.. every time it again rebooting by itself.. this is the first time i encountered with this kind of problem..

whn I disable restart mode it shows

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent further damage to your computer .


(blah blah blah ... )

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000000, 0x0000001C, 0x00000001, 0x804FAD30)

I tried every thing but it is not wrking

Anybody knows how to solve it ? (Other than formatting ...)


A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL showing on Blue screen

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Okay, so I found a thread that was on here before, my friend is having a blue screen of death problem, and I tried to follow the instructions in the other thread, but they don't apply since he has a different error code, here is what we've done so far..

start, run, devmgmt.msc click ok

view, show hidden devices

looked for black exclamation points on yellow or red x's

there are a whole bunch of them..

so onward to the next step, which was to click the + and open the tree, double clicked the device to open properties. in the general tabe under device status, there was an error code..

this is where the post became different for us, because we got a different error code:

the network adapter is the device and the error code is 31.. he thinks this is showing up because he can only get his computer to start up in safe mode.. can anyone help?

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Hi!  I have been getting infrequent blue boxes with crashing around differing memory addresses for about 6 months.  Frequency and newer categories have increased as of last 2 months.  Last week it got into a crash and reboot loop, and there were 2 error messages that showed up.  Unfortunately the only one I wrote down that was legible was "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL ..." It won't boot now.  I don't know how to begin to diagnose this nor do I have any friends that can help.  I hope you can give me some input! Upgraded to WIn 10 sometime this summer.  I can track date if important.  Thank you!!!

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I've got a laptop I've been using for about 6 months now (Dell Alienware m15x) running Windows 7. Haven't installed any new stuff lately with exception of a new external hard drive. However, recently I've been getting blue screens of death with the above error message, abruptly, even when the laptop is not doing anything. Attached is a photo of the blue screen.

I've tried various things but according to basic googling the problem may be with a video drive. Can anyone help? I have logs of the crash but I'm not sure how to read them and they're XML and DMP files. Have uploaded in a zip.

Thanks lots!

A:Blue Screen of Death with IRQL_not_less_or_equal

Hello squigglewiggle.

You have supplied a solitary crash dump only, where we expect and suggest to post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Based on your supplied data, the BSOD is caused by Intel Wireless WiFi Link Driver.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff80003002477}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netw5v64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netw5v64.sys
Probably caused by : netw5v64.sys ( netw5v64+5b7d )

Followup: MachineOwner
And the driver is really old.

fffff880`0581e000 fffff880`05d59000 netw5v64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: netw5v64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netw5v64.sys
Image name: netw5v64.sys
Timestamp: Thu Mar 26 21:51:24 2009 (49CBAB84)
CheckSum: 00533DE3
ImageSize: 0053B000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

Let us know the results.

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Hi all

I've spent most of my spare time over the last weeks to try to fix my computer. I upgraded MB, CPU, memory and graphics card a couple of months back and all was running well. Then the computer started crashing and I decided to reinstall xp.

XP, the MB drivers and most other programmes install fine, but as soon as I install .net 2.0 framework (which is installed together with the ATI drivers/ software that came with the MB) I get an error (something like .net 2.0 Optimization Service installation failed). After that I get BSOD every so often with the error message irql_not_less_or_equal.

There are also some random square artifacts on the screen, but since the display driver installation fails I cannot check whether this is just a driver issue.

Since this happens on a fresh install I presume it is hardware related. My problem is finding out what. I have removed everything non-essential, so what's left is the MB and CPU, one memory stick, the DVD and hard drive.

I have tried two different memory sticks in different slots. I have tried two differetn hard drives and two different DVD players. I have downloaded and installed the most recent MB drivers. I have run memtest without finding any errors.

How do I go from here to try to isolate the cause of the error?

Some details of my system:
Asrock motherboard M3A785GXH/128M Socket AM3 DDR3 ATX
Geil memory 2GB Value DDR3 Kit PC3-10660 1333MHz RAM CL7-7-7 & 9-9-9 (2x1GB) DC Brushed-Titanium ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Blue screens: irql_not_less_or_equal

Goodmorning Evan, this doesn't sound like a hardware problem to me since everything works fine until you try to install the .net framework. The .net framework has been causing alot of problems for alot of people since it came out. If you are able take your disk with the ATI drivers on them over to another computer and copy just the drivers to another medium and then install just the drivers. The other problem with the .net framework is that for some strange reason it seems to be conflicting with certain anti viruses. I have used the free version of Avast in conjunction with the free version of Zone Alarm for many years now and I have never had a virus or any conflicts, (knock on wood). So if the .net framework is important to you, you might try installing and running it without your AV on to see if that's what's causing the problem. Let me know if I can assist you further.

I will monitor this thread throughout the day. If you resolve this problem on your own or with the info I provided please let me know so I can move on to other issues. Also please mark this thread solved using the quick tools option located at the top of this thread and selecting solved from the drop down menu.

Thank you

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I have been getting a bunch of BSODs recently. I just today managed to get a program to read .dmp files, and have my two most recent .dmp files for you to view. I had a blue screen from avast's self-protection driver so I removed avast and put on a different antivirus(I used avast's official uninstaller). I still am getting blue screens, but now they are staying the same (IRQL ones). They are mostly linked my ntoskrnl.exe , and one of them has ndis.sys . One of them was from kdcom.dll, and after some research I found out ntoskrnl.exe is linked against kdcom.dll (ntoskrnl.exe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is my reference for that). Any help on what I should do? I attached the two dumps in a zip. Also, I don't think it is a virus because I scanned using avast, Malware Bytes, AVG Free, and Microsoft Security Esentials.

A:Multiple Blue Screens happening whenever, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

The first BSOD was most likely caused by ntoskrnl.exe and the second by ndis.sys.

Firstly, test your RAM using Memtest86+.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Could you also post the specific model of your laptop? You may have to update some of your drivers but without the exact model number, we can't know specifically which ones to update.

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Hi there,
I recently purchased a second hand ex-office pc for my folks to use for accounting data, emails etc anyway so after having it for a week or two noticed it was rebooting every now and then - seemed to be when i was doing more things on it e.g. if i had a few browsers open (Facebook, youtube etc). I've searched around for this problem but haven't been able to find a concrete answer -

I'll post a photo of the error that's coming up..

essentially I'm trying to work out whether its a software error or there is something going wrong with the pc (ram? powersupply?) not sure it's under warranty for another month.. so hoping if its a hardware type error can take it back and they'll exchange it or fix it or if 100% it's a software issue will re-install windows - unfrotunately I have a feeling if I re-install a windows on this ( as i don't have an xp install cd only the cd key provided with the pc and install windows 7 may void warranty).

I'm running windows XP - with the latest updates, virtually have nothing installed on the comp except microsoft office, myob accounting, brother printer drivers and avast free anti-virus.

Anything else you need to know let me know...
Thanks a lot.

A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - windows XP blue screen issue

You can try booting the PC into safe mode and running a few things there to see if you still get the crashes. If you do, chances are it's a hardware issue. At that point you could try the memory modules one at a time to see if one causes crashes and the other doesn't.

If it boots fine in safe mode and opening applications doesn't cause the crash, then it is more likely a software / driver issue.

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