DRIVER_IRQL problem in windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by m1ke101, May 11, 2002.

  1. m1ke101

    m1ke101 Guest

    ok this is strange, i installed winxp a couple days ago, and i've been getting DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bsod's about once or twice a day. i don't know whats causing it, but this never used to happen when i had 2k or xp installed a while ago. anyone know what might be the culprit?

    gigabyte 8srx
    P4 1.6@2.2
    512mb ddr
    lite-on 40x
    lite-on 16x dvd drive
    soundblaster live value
    gainward geforce3 ti200
    maxtor 60gb 7200 hd.
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Check this page at microsoft.
    Drivers that have used improper addresses typically cause this error.
    Make sure all of your drivers are updated.
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Also, try moving your soundcard to a different slot. That seems to do the trick for some.
  4. hadez

    hadez Guest

    diagnosed the hell outta that

    from using post cards, different hardware, buying same motherboard new everything, showing it to fellow technicians, i think it's most likely from the speed of your ramstick, or you've overclocked fsb or multipler , or the ddr speed isn't complying with the fsb in addressing. It could have burst set to 5t when it needs 6T. something to deal with how fast things are goin in your sys if power supply is fine. One other thing, might even have something to do with your monitor if you're having problems with that. If you turned off all cache on/offboard and shadowing, it would barely run but that would show if its a speed mismatch. About 2 months ago there was a patch for the irql_less-etc, but apparenlty had no effect on my other system. There's similar errors as well. My computer now i installed with 800mhz cpu 256mb ddr 2700, faster transfer rate then what the path between memory and cpu would comply with unless i set the fsb to 100 instead of 133, which would allow it to run a 200mhz fsb fine. no ram problems, no irq problems. So i basically lowered my ddr stick to drr1600 standard but did two tweaks on it, and use fuzzylogic to overclock just a tad, overclockin aint worth it on vias. If I bought an athlon 1ghz or higher, the cpu would be handle the 133 fsb and i could set the ddr back to 2600. Sometimes smartdrives enabled in bios will bring these errors up if enabled in bios, even though they shouldn't. Hope some of my experience helps. peace out

  5. m1ke101

    m1ke101 Guest

    hm i don't think its my overclocking because of i ran everything the same in win2k fine, and i never got those errors. i'm pretty sure its probably a driver issue with win xp, and i'll try moving my sound card and see what happens.
  6. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    And make sure your drivers are up to date. Let us know your results.
  7. = Indy =

    = Indy = Guest

    I had this error message myself. I stripped each pci card out one by one to try and find the problem, but the blue screens kept on coming.
    Turned out to be a dodgy piece of 128mb memory.
    This could be your problem.
  8. allan

    allan Guest

    The error is generally caused by bad or conflicting drivers. The suggestion to update all your drivers was correct (get them from the oem web sites, not Windows Update). Also, check your Device Manger for yellow asterisks.
  9. m1ke101

    m1ke101 Guest

    ok...this is strange, i think the problem is probably bad drivers for my soundblaster live value. it seems like there's problems with my motherboard as of my usb ports doesn't work, and the pci slots are weird, my sound card works in some of them and not in others.
  10. Volred

    Volred Guest

    I have the same problem.

    AND i have a Sound blaster live card. I will move it and see what happens
  11. walkabout

    walkabout OSNN Renegade

    Gold Coast, Australia
    Driver IRQ Problem

    Don't quote me on this..but if my memory serves me correctly, I think I remember reading somewhere in my web wanderings that SB live sound cards can have conflicts in Windows XP.

    Hope this might be of some help.... maybe try a "google" search such as "SB Live + Win XP"