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Irql_not_less_or_equal Error When Starting Windows Xp - Possible Wifi Problem


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#1 bassmanuk

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:30 PM

Hi

I've just installed Windows XP sp2 on my Compaq N600C laptop, which has 1gb ram and a 60gb hard drive. It has the Compaq W200 wireless LAN adapter connected to its Multiport (essentially a USB connection on the lid, but with a different connection method).

This setup has worked fine before, but now when I try and start the laptop up, if the W200 is on, I get a Blue Screen error saying IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, the spiel about trying different things, and then the techincal information is:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x72657519, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804E355B)

Beginning dum of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.


Now I'm scratching my head. I can't get the thing to work. If the W200 is switched off the the laptop boots into Windows. If I then switch it on, I get the same Blue Screen after about 3 seconds.

Can anyone help me with whats going on?

Please :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:51 PM

Since you can isolate this to the wireless adapter - try updating the drivers for the wireless adapter (using another computer and a CD).
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:53 PM

I have updated to the latest drivers, but still the same problem.

Is the IRQL causing anything to do with this?

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:59 PM

Here's a link to a description of the error message: http://aumha.org/a/stop.php#0x0a
Here's a more technical description: http://www.osronline.com/ddkx/ddtools/bccodes_6vxj.htm

The next thing would be to update the motherboard/chipset drivers.

You can also search your hard drive for files ending in .dmp When you find them, use this link to perform an analysis of the memory dump and post the results here for us to have a look at ( http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35246 ) This may give us some more information about where the error occurred.
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:10 PM

Do you have XP's firewall turned off and still having this problem?
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:12 PM

Yes. Firewall turned off, and it still happens :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:12 AM

Hi Guy's,
I too am having this problem, my computer keeps ramdomly crashing and I get the blue screen with the message IRQL not less or equal, I sometimes get a message saying that there has been a driver problem. I am not running a wifi connection so this cannot be the reason, and at the times of the crashes I am not running any additional hardware, cameras, scanners etc so I don't think it can be one of these drives. I have checked my systems Event Logs and have found this, can anyone translate it for me please:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: ACPI
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5
Date: 17/12/2007
Time: 12:02:23
User: N/A
Computer: USER-20E7E13B3A
Description:
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0x4d1), which lies in the 0x4d0 - 0x4d1 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 04 00 52 00 ......R.
0008: 00 00 00 00 05 00 05 c0 .......
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:26 PM

Hi Folks,

I just finished a computer rebuild with my brother in law, hes a big time IT guy, and ran into the same problem. We took the system down to components that were required for startup and worked from there. It turned out that one of my memory sticks wasnt seated properly because when we checked them, it was much hotter than the other. We removed that stick and had no trouble installing XP. Once the computer was up and running, I reinserted that stick of memory and it ran fine. IRQ problems i have found out are quirky because you have to determine were the computer is having trouble with the information requests to be able to fix it. I did google.com the error message and found several area to look at from others that have experienced this problem. After lots of reading, much much patience, about 3 hours and some luck, I had my new system up and running.

Hope this helps..there is hope and light at the end of most tunnels...;p




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