irql_not_less_or_equal

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by 5211, May 4, 2005.

  1. 5211

    5211 OSNN Junior Addict

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    recently i've been getting the BSOD but it never happens when i'm there. usually when i'm downloading something and i leave it computer it happens.
    can anyone tell me what this message is or refers to so i can fix it?

    irql_not_less_or_equal 0x000000D1 (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xf7389dc9)
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Have a look here and see if it helps:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=317326

    could also have to do with:
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmd_stp_ottj.asp

    This error can occur when you transfer large files such as photo and videos over a USB connection to your computer. XP does not allocate enough resources for the large file transfers. To prevent this error from occurring, you’ll need to download the XP Service Pack 1 at www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp
     
  3. 5211

    5211 OSNN Junior Addict

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    yeh i've had a look and i've come to the conclusion that its a memeory problem and it might have something to do with my driviers... but how do you read irql_not_less_or_equal 0x000000D1 (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xf7389dc9)?
    i don't even know where to beging trying to fix this.
     
  4. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    xsivforce just told you
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Another source of IRQ errors has to do with interrupts wrt your graphics card and pci devices like sound cards.

    If you have an AGP card and a sound card in there, or perhaps some other pci device, you might want to move the pci devices into some of the other slots and see if it eliminates the error for you.
     
  6. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Bad power supply can cause this error as well but most times I have seen it has been related to bad memory.
     
  7. Nick

    Nick OSNN Lurker

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    I've had this problem when I had Fast Writes enabled in BIOS for my AGP graphics card, could be worth a look?