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Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL??

By pierrejamme ·
I just finished using Windows Update to download critical updates on a Win 2K computer that wasn't on the Internet before. It has been working smoothly until now. Tyan tiger 133 w/1GB RAM and all SCSI hardware (Adaptec 2940U/UW card) When it rebooted I tried dialing up the Internet again to get my e-mail. Kept getting dns erros and the: BSOD Stop:0x000000D1 C0xFFFF01FF, 0x00000010, 0x00000001, 0x85EA8086
Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
(Note number of zeroes might not be completely accurate as it went into a memory dump and then rebooted)
I tried booting to a known good config, it came up for a little and the same thing. Rebooted three times with same problem. Much trhashing around before it hit BSOD.
Going to remove the latest two memchips tonight and check for IRQ conflicts.
Any other ideas are welcomed.

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by DKlippert In reply to Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_E ...

If you're using Roxio Easy CD Creator try removing it.

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by pierrejamme In reply to

I didn't have to remove Roxio as removing last two mem chips did the trick. Curious though what it is about Roxio that would cause a similar error?
thanks

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by jschein In reply to Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_E ...

This error message is very common with a bad memory module. Replace with known good memory, or remove memory one by one until error stops to find the culprit.

This could also be related to a specific driver. You say your BSOD rebooted itself. Right click on my computer-->properties-->advanced-->startup / recovery--> and uncheck automatic reboot. ok, ok, ok. Done. next time it reboots, the first filename at the end of the string will tell you which device has caused the failure. If none there, memory issue. If one there not associated with anything you do, memory issue. If it is a file, research the web to find out what program it is associated with and update that program.

Hope this helps. Good luck

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by pierrejamme In reply to

Had two pairs of 256MB. Memory chips were the problem had added two more 256MB last weekend and doing the IE6 update must have been more demanding.
I will research replacemnts more thoroughly.
thanks

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by Mark In reply to Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_E ...

Sounds like a modem driver issue to me. What kind of modem do you have and are you using the latest driver? Consider using a controllerless modem instead of a software modem. With a nice system like that, don't go cheap on the modem. Even better, get DSL or Cable or at least use an external modem on the system's serial port. I have several nice USR Courier V.Everything externals left over from an old modem pool. Let me know if you would like to buy one.

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by pierrejamme In reply to

I haven't replaced the modem yet. It is a US Robotics PCI Voice Fax. My ISP is totally V90 so I have a V92 modem that I will put in there when I get the time. I am sure that is part of the problem. thanks

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by pierrejamme In reply to Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_E ...

thanks for all the quick and good responses.

Computer is back to normal now. Discovered I still had Nprotect on the hard drive when I was running virus scanner, even though I had uninstalled it months ago, What a Bad Actor!
Internet is not working due to the interrupted IE6 download when it crashed. Have all kinds of Q docs to try tonight.

Two bad 256MB sdram were removed and computer is no longer thrashing about. Could't find any forced hardware or conflicts, only some sharing.

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