Several days ago, my computer experienced a BSOD with a code irql_not_less_or_equal.
When I tried to restart the computer, as Windows was starting up it BSOD'd again, and now when I try to start the computer, even in safe mode, or trying to restore to a previous point it crashes/BSOD.
Reading some stuff about it online, it seems that reinstalling Windows was my best option (I have an OEM 64-bit edition, and if I understand correctly OEM versions of Windows don't have an option to fix it). I'm OK with reinstalling Windows, I'd prefer not to have to of course, but not terrible as I have my important stuff backed up.
So, I put my Windows disk in the DVD tray, and made sure the computer was set to boot with the DVD first, but all that happens is it tries to load Windows and crashes. I've played around with it a bit, tried different setting, but I can't figure out how to get a different result, and I'm not sure if there is something else I should be doing to get it to reinstall Windows, or if it's some bigger issue.
Few Additional Details
I had a couple BSOD over the previous weeks, but had always been able to reboot the computer. The only piece of hardware I had installed recently was a new mouse, and I installed the newest drivers from the company's website.
Any help is appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 04 May 2015 - 03:55 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.