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sammo450
30-07-2009, 11:09 AM
Yesterday I got an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD when I tried to shut down. Every time I power down, I get a BSOD just after the screen goes into standby. Why does it happen at that time, every time? And does anyone know if there are known issues with Crucial Ballistix Tracer RAM?

pctek
30-07-2009, 11:51 AM
Its a driver error.

Obviously relating to the standby.

Check Event Viewer, update chipset drivers, graphics drivers etc.

Blam
30-07-2009, 12:03 PM
Yep, definitely a driver problem

Check in device manager for ! a X and event log(run>eventvwr)

Blam

sammo450
30-07-2009, 04:14 PM
Hmm. I tried installing Win7 on a separate partition last night, and when I rebooted it got the point where I could see the cursor, but then it BSODd. Back to my existing install, it decided my 9600gt was too old to run aero. I've screwed something up. It BSODs on shutdown as well as standby. How can you be sure it's a driver issue? The IRQL_NOT.... relates to being unable to access a particular memory address.

Blam
30-07-2009, 04:22 PM
No. that error relates to drivers or hardware problems.

sammo450
30-07-2009, 04:26 PM
OK then. What's the best way to go about troubleshooting that then?

Blam
30-07-2009, 05:17 PM
Check the event log for warnings/critical errors.

wainuitech
30-07-2009, 05:38 PM
You need to check the Event logs or provide the Error Code.

You can try doing a memory Test using memtest86

(http://www.memtest86.com/download.html) if the memory is failing/Failed under a load that will cause a BSOD as well.


it decided my 9600gt was too old to run aero Rubbish - its not to old.

My Older FX5200 runs the Aero , while not fast, it does work. So the 9600gt will be fine.

sammo450
31-07-2009, 01:06 PM
Yeah I know it isn't, got the latest drivers from nVidia, one problem down :P Windows 7 has a memory diagnostic which can be accessed from the boot menu, is this as good as memtest86?

Speedy Gonzales
31-07-2009, 01:40 PM
What version of the BIOS is on it, it its the mobo in your sig?

wainuitech
31-07-2009, 02:03 PM
The memory tester you mention - I know the one - never used it though.

Wont hurt to use it to see if it finds any faults.

Blam
31-07-2009, 03:10 PM
The memtest application that comes with Windows is not as accurate as memtest86 IMO.

It also takes longer to detect errors.

sammo450
31-07-2009, 05:17 PM
OK then I'll run memtest tonight. Here's another BSOD I got this morning: MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS

Speedy Gonzales
31-07-2009, 05:25 PM
OK then I'll run memtest tonight. Here's another BSOD I got this morning: MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS

Looks like that may mean the driver is old/out of date. Falstaff.sys can also cause that stop error (Stop: 0x00000044 ). Is Intel Application Accelerator installed on this system? Dont think it is (if its the mobo in your sig).

sammo450
31-07-2009, 05:29 PM
It could be. I got an old modem the other day, and installed the Intel drivers, now every time I boot, it says SM56 modem cannot be found, and I don't know how to get rid of it. Maybe that's what it screwing my system up. Where could it be hidden?

Speedy Gonzales
31-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Uninstall the driver for it in device manager, then turn it off remove the modem. Did this MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS stop error come up in XP or Win7?

sammo450
01-08-2009, 01:14 AM
Windows 7. Not using XP any more. Here's a bugcheck: 0x00000044 (0x807c3120, 0x00000eae, 0x00000000, 0x00000000. What do they actually mean?

Speedy Gonzales
01-08-2009, 04:12 AM
Well it means what I posted.Its probably some drivers windows 7 doesnt like. What version did you install?? 32 or 64 bit? Did you uninstall the modem drivers then remove it?

sammo450
02-08-2009, 01:02 AM
OK uninstalled the Intel stuff, all fixed now. Thanks for help guys.

Speedy Gonzales
02-08-2009, 01:07 AM
Umm if youre using the mobo in your sig, why did you install the Intel application accelerator anyway?? You shouldn't need it on an AMD system

sammo450
02-08-2009, 01:12 AM
It had the drivers for a modem