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irql_not_less_than_equal error message blue screen ibm t30

By dipesh.parmar ·
I have a ibm t30 laptop, running windows xp pro. I've had it for 3
months, a practically new refurbished model, using it mostly for
learning to program VB, SQL etc. Anyway, i recently upped the ram
from 512mb to 1024mb, the laptop worked fine, recognised the extra
ram, all is good. The last i remember was installing extra ram,
installing sql server 2005, and installing more security protection and
utilities such as system mechanic, avg, etc.

Anyway i have the blue screen wall of death, with the IRQL_
Not_les_than_ equal message. I assumed it was the ram so I've
removed the extra ram, no change. Problem is i cant even boot using
f12 from my xp pro cd !! I cant use safe mode, boot from cd, hard
drive, anything ! It just loops round and round from rebooting, getting
the blue screen, going back to askign for safe mode, last good config,
etc etc. I've tried downloading the recovery cd file and others off the
lenovo site, nothing works. I thought i was reasonably experienced
with pc's and macs but this has stumped me, and its my own fault i
didnt make a recovery disk in the first place, but this laptop was only
for coding and i dont even surf on it so this is totally unexpected. can
anyone help?

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It's trying to tell you ...

by dawgit In reply to irql_not_less_than_equal ...

That you have an IRQ conflict. It could be two different devices or processes trying to use the same IRQ by default. You might be able to check that in your BIOS set-up menue. (I don't have a T30 in front of me, so I can't lead you through it, but the IBM / Leveno web site should be able to help) I think though the problem will be with the SQL sever (MS's?) I don't believe they're really made for deployment /set-up on LapTops. -d

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Error message.

by ChadB71 In reply to irql_not_less_than_equal ...

I have 3 computers one is a laptop. I have delt with this situation recently. What did it for me was to go into bios and disable all the onboard hardware. I mean everything. usb, serial, parallel, audio ect. Once all is disabled that can be as far as hardware. I did a reformat then fresh install, but you can run the windows advanced installation and choose to repair you current windows installation. With all the hardware disabled except the keyboard and video. everything should go smooth. once windows is repaired and no error messeges have occured. then go back and re-enable you hardware. once you boot back up windows will install all the drivers. It would be good to try to find out which driver or drivers conflicted. then reinstall the drivers from the hardware manufactor. Thats what worked for me. Let me know if this helps.

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