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Stop error "0x0000000A" IRQL NOT LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO

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I got the above error when trying to wipe and reload my system. The disk I have is for XP SP2. I did have XP SP3 (I think) but this is the only disk I have. It is a re-installation disk, does that matter? Both the disk and the computer are box XP Pro. The blue screen error occurred just after the final reboot to load windows. I have researched around and the most common answer is faulty ram. I cannot get on my computer to check my RAM but I have 2 GB's DDRII. 4 sticks of 512 MB. Also, I have a 2 GB stick for the new mother board that just came in, could I just turn the CPU off, take out the other sticks and just place this 2 GB stick in to test if it's faulty RAM? Do you have to install RAM? Or is it a plug and play kind of deal? (<--using the term loosely, I understand the difference). Also, what can I do if it doesn't work? My computer is wiped...there is no OS. I can't get in to run any tests even if I knew how.


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Sure you can swap out the RAM and see if that is the problem. You may also need to update your BIOS if that does not help. And to test the machine, try booting to an install disk or something like BartPE to run some tests on the hardware.

EDIT: it is starting to look like a problem with a driver that is trying to load. Disconnect any peripherals that are attached to the computer before allowing it to boot up. That means disconnect all the internal USB and audio ports, any unnecessary add-on cards, and anything else not needed to actually turn the computer on. Also, be sure to set the defaults in the BIOS.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 1/8/11 at 2:19pm
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