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SOS! blue screen won't give up...where's the minidump?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by robotbegone, Apr 1, 2010.

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  1. robotbegone

    robotbegone Thread Starter

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    I was trying to re-install a soundcard driver that was uninstalled a few days ago due to fear of hardware incompatibility.

    During the installation, the screen went blue and showed this error message:

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    ***STOP: 0X0000000A (0x000004c, 0x00000002, 0x000000, 0x804F8FEC)

    dumping physical memory...
    physical memory dump complete.

    minidump attached.

    Prior to this, my computer had problems shutting down (hanging issue).

    So I rebooted and could not uninstall the driver at all ("can't find instal.exe"), and then blue screen again.

    Forced shut down, rebooted, tried to get on line--blue screen again, same message. Everything seemed very sluggish at this point.

    I suspect that either the wireless LAN card need update or the IEEE1394 is not compatible with the sound card driver. HOw do I solve this? Please help!!

    -another victim of windows.
     

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    hiya can you go to device manager and see if any yellow ! or red Xs,go down the list expanding all+s
     
  3. robotbegone

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    Thank you for trying to help!! Yeah everything looks normal. There's red X's but I disabled them a long time ago.
     
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    Any procedure that requires reboot will be difficult because my system has been having hanging issue (hanging at "preparing to shut down" screen). So I have to solve that first before doing other things, correct?

    It has been 10 days and I can't seem to solve it, I tried the clean boot method. I suspect the problem was caused by a hardware conflict (firewire card vs. audio interface driver). So I uninstall the driver. Should I pull the firewire card out as well?
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    You can create the memory checker on another computer and you can use it on the current one -- it will run completely outside of Windows so any issues encountered are guaranteed to be hardware ones if the disk was created properly.

    I'm not sure what results you obtained from the "Clean Boot" method -- but if you suspect an issue with an installed card -- remove it and simplify the hardware setup.
     
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