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First off, I apoligize if this thread is in the wrong section.

I received this error, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL last night during which I was installing the Lost Planet (DX9) demo and surfing with Firefox. The only other program running was Kaspersky Anti Virus, in live protect mode.

Now, every time I boot into Windows (XP Pro) it shows the desktop and about ten seconds later, it restarts. I have searched around looking for a cure, but most of them require me to have access to windows for a period of time, which I don’t.

I did not have any hardware changes that could have sparked this and I have been running stock since I built it in early April, since I’m a noob to overclocking and wanted to research beforehand.

I have tried reformatting the drive, but it won’t let me boot from my dvd drive, even though I have all the priorities set to boot from that drive in the bios. I have no floppy drive installed. It only flashes “boot to dvd†very quickly, then goes into some DHCP stuff with Nvidia. The computer in question is the one in my sig, just for clarification.

I have not tried removing any hardware as of yet, but I will when I get home from work tonight. If anyone has ever had this issue before or has heard of a cure for it please let me know. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 21
god people!!! google it

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As I have indicated in my original post, I have googled it and none of those have helped.
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Originally Posted by csm11 View Post
As I have indicated in my original post, I have googled it and none of those have helped.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293077


That's the first link google gives me
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That error is usually associated with a memory issue I believe. Or at least "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" is usually associated with that. What kind of overclock do you have running, what is your memory's timings, frequency, and voltages?

As for Unknownm, this forum is to help people, not drive them away because of rudeness.
    
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Originally Posted by Wheezy Baby View Post
That error is usually associated with a memory issue I believe. Or at least "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" is usually associated with that. What kind of overclock do you have running, what is your memory's timings, frequency, and voltages?

As for Unknownm, this forum is to help people, not drive them away because of rudeness.
but with a problem like this, I have no time to wait for a forum member to reply. So I just google it and I get the answer
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Unknownm, I noted I cannot even boot into windows for a period of time, so your link is irrelavant to me. Sorry for wasting your time, you were just trying to help and I respect that.

Wheezy Baby, thanks for some constructive help. I was running stock everything, so my voltages were all stock. My ram timings were still 5-5-5-15.
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Unknownm, I noted I cannot even boot into windows for a period of time, so your link is irrelavant to me.

Wheezy Baby, thanks for some constructive help. I was running stock everything, so my voltages were all stock. My ram timings were still 5-5-5-15.
Did you try Safe mode?


The link I showed said it was part of drivers also.. Recheck the drivers you installed
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Ok, just to see if it could be your memory (which I doubt, you have some good stuff). Up the voltage only the SLIGHTEST SLIGHTEST bit and maybe loosen the timings up a little bit, see if that helps. If it doesn't help, there may have been an error with a windows file somewhere, I think you may need a reinstall. I am not positive though.

Also, check your temperatures if you can, check the temperature of your HD, CPU, and video card. This restart may be caused by overheating of some sort. I do not think it is but it also could have to do with your HD but I doubt it.

And once again Unknownm, thats you, not the one who is asking the question, you may be impacient but csm11 may rather have people help him and solve the answer properly then try to do it himself.

And also as Unknownm said, definitely try safe mode.
    
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I have tried booting into Safe Mode and the same thing happens, just reboots immediately. I really have no way of checking the drivers, but if I can enter windows, that is one of the first things I will check over. Thanks.

Before the error, I was running great temps. My CPU never rose above 35C and my video card never rose above 53C. I am unsure about the hdd temps, but nothing was standing out in SpeedFan.

I believe I will just have to take out/put back hardware until something changes.
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