By guo.guang ·
Hello everybody.
one fine day i don't know when, a
BSOD with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQUAL appeared on start-up

I'm using my alternate computer requesting for help. I do not wish to reinstall my HDD because i have not backed up my files in a while.

Microsoft explained my problem to be caused by a new driver or driver software uninstalled properly. heres the twist, i didnt install anything since last year.

please help, thx

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Any software installations prior to BSOD?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQU ...

Any installations may have included an update to one or more of your drivers.

It is not necessary for you to have updated a driver, for a driver to have been updated.

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Do you mean an automatic Windows Update?

by Absolutely In reply to Any software installation ...

If so, good point & likely correct cause, but not worded clearly.


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Tish, tish...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Do you mean an automatic ...

Sorry 'bout that!

Got sidetracked by the consuming of two homemade beefburgers with hot relish.

My fault.

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by guo.guang In reply to Any software installation ...

thanks yeah.
we all have microsoft to blame for BSODs. hahaha.

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Start Here

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQU ...

You have two postings for this question so I will address just this one.

First - if possible, perform a XP System Restore to a date prior to when the situation started occurring. This can be done in Safe Mode. Access Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key repeatedly as the system boots up.

Next - Perform a full system scan using AVG Free Anti-Virus. If you have it installed, you can also do this in Safe Mode. If not, you can get a copy here:

If, on the other hand, you can't get to Safe Mode, let us know.

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by guo.guang In reply to Start Here

i've did countless system restores, but none have seemed to work. so i restored to when there was an auto microsoft upgrade and then disabled any further upgrades.(meaning microsoft caused BSOD) thanks anyway.

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You're Welcome

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to thanks.

Please mark posts that were of use as 'Helpful' by opening the helpful post and clicking on the "Mark 'Helpful'" button.

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press the button

by allen1mason In reply to BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQU ...

any help would be grateful
I get this when F8 is pressed for EULA

any further ? refer to my post

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