I've been getting some occasional blue screens from my computer lately. It seems to occur only after I leave my computer running straight for a day or two WHILE im playing an online video game called Granado Espada.
The things that usually happen before the blue screen that I was doing at the time are as follows:
1. I close the game.
2. I open or close any other programs while the game is running
3. I close the game, open another program or close another program.
4. A program such as Objectdock, RocketDock, Yahoowidgets, Xwindows Dock, FireFox, Itunes etc. will crash before the error.
5. The computer has been running for more then 24 hours, sometimes less.
Symptoms will include: Lag, hang time when opening a program or closing a program, crashing of programs, Lag within the game when certain elements are used, lag when surfing the internet etc. All symptoms however, seem to dissapear and the computer works just fine after the crash/restart however, and it seems if I restart the computer before it is on too long, the error will never happen. I have not tested this computer with any other operating systems besides XP home and XP media edition.
I have not been downloading Warez or any other illegal and dangerous programs, and I take necessary precautions when visiting websites that I deem unsafe by using virtualization software, a firewall, anti virus, and multiple scanners+ online scanners for spyware, ad-ware, malware, greyware, vulnerabilities, etc.
I will list the Details of the blue screen below as I have written them. Please do your best if I have not written them down accurately, as I'm am very sleepy. (Update april 21st: It seems I have missed an important part of the blue screen error, something with capital letters and _ _ after the first line of dialouge in the bluescreen, which is strange because I dont really remember seeing anything written there....sigh. Guess I'll have to repeat the error a day or two from now. I'll post it here when I have it guys.)
Stop: 0x00000008E (0xC000000C5, 0xB4DEAE8E, 0xB11BE59X, 0x00000000)
XDva190.sys Address B4DEAE8E Base B4De8000 Date 488E87AF
Memory dump was performed in this error, and I think I heard a companant in my computer shut down partially (Possibly my Psu)
If I need to replace or buy any parts, my budget is roughly 140 dollars unfortunately, so please dont suggest anything too expensive. If neccesary, I guess I'll ask for some favors.
MY system Specs for your reference:(this computer was a gift, completely free.)
Psu Wattage: 380 watts, standard case psu
CPU: Intel ® Pentium 3.40, 3.39 Ghz <---there seems to be two processors or cores in it.
Video Card: Nvidia 8800Gt
Ram: (unknown brands, I have not checked, could be mixed brands...possibly) 2.50 GB
The computer has interesting cooling, its mostly a metal case with heat sinks and probably one big fan in the middle(I cant see it though), it has a front end where air constantly flows out, cool air usually. Its an Dimension 3100 case with newer parts in it apparently, I suppose the guy who gave it to me skimped on some things to be cheap... xD The type of things running inside it are of the Dimension 051 variety, obviously newer. Its possible to buy a new case if needed, but Im afraid I'll screw something up, also with compatibility issues being a concern.
Anyway, some help with the Blue screen of deaths would be nice.
Update for today: I got the other part of the blue screen error message, this time it happened in less then 2 hours of turning on the system and shutting down a game.
Driver IRQL not less or Equal
Edited by TopherGopher, 21 April 2009 - 09:51 PM.