The IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL error can be triggered by any of these causes:
- Corrupt system files
- Incompatible device drivers
- Faulty hardware items
- Incorrect software installation
Make sure your Windows 10 has all the latest updates installed might fix the IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL error. Make sure your Automatic Updates
option is turned on. install latest Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511 this Windows update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
Install latest versions of device drivers made for Windows 10 the latest driver can also be Windows 7, 8, 8.1 operating systems drivers as Windows 10 support drivers from these previous versions of Windows OS.
Open an elevated Command Prompt window (press win + X, and then press A)
Run below command from Command Prompt that is open as administrator.
You would use DISM to fix Windows component store corruption when a sfc /scannow
command is unable to repair corrupted or modified system files because the component store (source) is corrupted.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
SFC should be able to repair the files afterwards. Execute below command to make sure corrupted system files repaired.
Check to see issue has been resolved if not follow below steps.Clean Boot
If the RQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL error is caused by a current running process, restart your Windows system using the clean boot
method will allow you to troubleshoot if a current service or process is causing the error to appear.
With a clean boot only the necessary services and process that are required to operate Windows are started when you boot your computer.
Follow these steps:
- Start Windows
- Open Run. Windows 8 users can press the Windows key and R Key to open Run.
- Type msconfig and press Enter
- Go to General tab > check Selective Startup option
- Uncheck the Load startup items check box
- Go to Services tab
- Check Hide all Microsoft services check box from the bottom left corner of the window
- Click Disable all
- Click OK
- Restart Windows
To reset these changes and start your Windows normally, follow the same steps:
- Go to the General tab
- Check the Normal Startup option
- Click OK
Remove all the unnecessary hardware devices like peripherals, USB devices, and any other devices that your computer can run without.
Edited by FreeBooter, 02 August 2016 - 10:16 PM.