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Irql Not Less Or Equal

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by svn21, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. svn21

    svn21 Thread Starter

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    hi,
    somebody has got to help me out on this..i've been struggling with this prob for over 2 weeks now.
    The prob is that whenever i start up my computer for the first time in the day or atleast after 5 hrs it was last shut down, the computer reboots on its own a couple of times , or i've to reboot it a couple of times when this error message on blue screen comes up..it reads as
    a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to computer
    IRQL_NOT LESS_OR_EQUAL
    technical info:
    ***STOP: 0 X 0000000A(O X OOOO3AFE, 0 X 00000002, 0 X 00000000, 0 X 804E30C2)
    thats wat come on the blue screen...sometimes ot comes as DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL....with a different string in the technical info line..
    my basic system config is
    win xp pro
    80gb hard disk
    512 mb ddr ram in 2 cards
    geforce4 mx
    the second ram of 256 was brought recently...i thought it could be that causing the prob, but i ran a couple of memory diagnostic tests that say it was good....
    help me out :eek:
     
  2. EvileYe

    EvileYe

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    I wouldn't trust the Ram tests, the only surefire way to check your ram is to swap out sticks.

    I would first start by removing the one you bought recently, and see how it goes. If it seems ok, do the same with the other stick.
     
  3. ratchet

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    Welcome to TSG.

    I agree with EvileYe.

    I would remove the new Ram for a few cold boots and see if the problem reoccurs.

    Some Mother Boards only except matched sets, I have had one of those boards what a pain. Memory test programs test the ram not compatibility.

    To get a better idea of what you have and what you need try Everest Home Edition , under Mother Board/SPD you will find detailed specs for ram installed.

    I buy my ram form Crucial.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Cold boot problems that go away after the first boot are often caused by a poor quality / under powered power supply. The reason is that the capacitors are discharged after a while. When you restart after a failed attempt, they are at full charge.

    I agree that you should check your ram. Some ram chips like a higher voltage than others. With two different chips, this can be a problem. I use ram from the same mfg; either crucial or kingston. I have seen ram return many errors on memtest86; when the ram voltage was upped to 2.6 from 2.5 all of the errors stopped.
     
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