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[RESOLVED] XP random bluescreens; hardware problems having to do with that

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My XP randomly locks up/bluescreens and each time I rebooted the system got worse and more unstable, losing drivers, etc. until it wouldn't even boot in safemode anymore. So, I got my XP install disc and it kept bluescreening, with

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

shown (I think). My OEM siad it is a HDD problem (bad sector) and they sent me a new one, and it still happens. I think it is a mobo problem, or a CPU problem. The parts I upgraded were DVD Drive, HDD, RAM, and removed all other parts, such as TV Tuner, GPU, FDD, etc. Now only the mobo and CPU remain. Anyone?
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Definetly a driver problem.
Must manage to uninstaLL DRIVER AND REINSTALL.
What is the latest piece of hardware you installed since the BSOD's?
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The next time you get a blue screen, read the bottom, look for a listing of a specific driver (capture a screenshot if possible).
Look for a file name at the bottom of the screen (that will be the driver that caused the problem). Google the file name to identify the driver.
Disconnect the hardware the driver works for., reconnect and run wizard, then update the drivers with the device manager (under system).
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Well, even during XP setup (Installing Windows; 39 mins. remaining) it bluescreens, so nothing with the drivers is going wrong.
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Hmm. I switched out my RAM and it worked. Looks like it had crapped out on me. And I thought Kingston was supposed to be reliable!
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