Bsod

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by EMPIRETANK, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. EMPIRETANK

    EMPIRETANK Guest

    when im playing my game... i get the BSOD and it says drive_irql_not_less_or_equal what does that mean? i havent installed any new hardware at all.. can someone help me out? i would appreciate it..
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    "Often" the error is due to faulty memory, I say often, but it's not always the case. But, that is what I would look to first.

    Log the error and give us the numbers, would help.

    Good Luck

    :cool:
     
  3. EMPIRETANK

    EMPIRETANK Guest

    next time it happens i will write it down for u
     
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    You have some driver or card that needs updating. Installing an old version of EZ CD Creator with Direct CD will cause this, bad RAID or SCSI drivers, and other reasons If applicable, apply the upgrade to XP downloadable from Roxio's web site. http://www.roxio.com/en/support/ecdc/index.html


    it usally has something to do with a driver IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
     
  5. Sage

    Sage Guest

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    This message can occur on Windows 2000 and XP systems. Identified problems related to particular network cards (usually Linksys)and the whiteboard java technology.

    The DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bug check has value 0x000000D1. This signifies that the system attempted to access pageable memory at a process IRQL that was too high.

    Parameters
    The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

    Parameter Description
    1 Memory referenced
    2 IRQL at time of reference
    3 0: Read
    1: Write
    4 Address that referenced memory

    Cause
    A driver tried to access an address that is pageable (or that is completely invalid) while the IRQL was too high.

    This bug check is usually caused by drivers that have used improper addresses.

    Resolving the Problem
    To begin debugging, use a kernel debugger to get a stack trace.

    Also check out MSKB: (microsoft knowledge base)
    Q293077
    Q316208
    Q237468

    Finally try doing a search on the forms here for IRQL

    Good luck