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Another (limited it seems) IRQL NOT LESS etc. problem

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:01 PM

I installed a program called Personal Call Recorder in order to record some instructional telephone conversations on my HD. Every time I try to activate the program I get the Not Less Than Equal blue screen of death. I also get it when I try to use Forge 90 (another audio program) to record (I can use all the other features of Forge 90 except record.

I'm thinking it involves the driver for my sound card but I don't know dick about these things so I could use some guidance. Should I be thinking about updating the driver or would it possibly be some other problem?

XP Pro with Intel Duel Core and 4MB of memory.


Edited by DURN, 25 November 2008 - 12:04 PM.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:29 PM

Hi Durn, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Are you using a Nvidia GPU?

Two things to look at, check in the Device Manager to see if there are any error for drivers, and look in the Event Viewer to see what errors are showing at the times that this is occurring.

Device Manager: Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Device Manager.

Event Viewer: Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.

On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.

The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.

Warnings will appear as a yellow trinangle with an exclamation mark inside.

When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.

Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:21 AM

Thanks for the response. After much experimentation I found that by reinstalling the sound card driver the problem went away. All is good.

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