[bsod] Irql_not_less_or_equal

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sean.ferguson, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    Ok, i got the following STOP error twice now just in the past 10-30 minutes. It has happened both time under similar circumstances. From what i gather it is related with a driver upgrade... however i havent updated any drivers recently. Here are the specs.

    Windows XP Pro, SP2.
    1024MB PC2700 Crucial RAM
    160GB Hitachi Deskstar

    At both times of the BSOD, I was ripping a CD in iTunes @ 192k (MP3) as well as seeding 4 torrents not incredibly large in size and actually not very active (using ABC 2.6.9), also chatting on AiM and MSN with Trillian 3.1.

    System was fine until i actually started to rip the disc so im not sure if its related but really having a random reboot happen in the middle of things is rather annoying :p

    edit: Also this was about the eleventh disc i had started ripping, the other 10 ripped fine. Maybe iTunes just doesnt like Aerosmith :s
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Which soundcard do you have?
     
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    pip22 OSNN Junior Addict

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  4. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    On board nVidia, AC'97 i imagine. however it was put to me that this could be graphics related. Im running GeForce4 MX on board w/ dual head. So i opened up the msconfig and stopped the nVidia startup exe. So far nothing, but really i will need to check again.

    If you have other ideas tho, please share them.
     
  5. sean.ferguson

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    i suppose that could be the issue. I have been thinking with changing the fan settings because right now im using the ICE technology ans Smart Fan. However i thought if i were to keep it at a steady low-ish level it would stop certain issues. Also with it being a shuttle (SFF) its a little more cramped inside.