24-02-2008, 11:53 PM
Well i recently got myself a new computer which i cherish very much because it runs games like a charm, recently though iv been getting a blue screen of death (BSOD).
I wrote down the following information that was displayed when the bsod appeared on booting my computer.
0x0000000A (0X000001DC, 0X00000002, 0X00000000, 0X8205F132)
Not sure what it means and id really like to get this fixed because it makes me think my computers crapping out, i have latest graphics drivers, not sure about mobo but i think so.
dual 8800 GT oc version nvidia
core 2 quad 2.4ghz
s series gigabyte motherboard
vista 32 bit home premium

I doubt im overheating because my case is pretty much one giant fan, the only place with no air holes is the top and thats where the zalman cooler is placed.
Im a newbie at this stuff so any help would be appreciated or any ideas as to what may be wrong.

25-02-2008, 06:49 AM
Welcome to PF1 Wicked765 someone will be able to help you today I'm sure.

25-02-2008, 09:07 AM
two pages you can read....


most often this is a sign of driver problems or bad RAM.
95% of the time it a driver problem.

Speedy Gonzales
25-02-2008, 09:13 AM
Does it show the name of a file or driver??

25-02-2008, 06:58 PM
Hey thanks guys, could it may be an ACPI error because i was looking through EventVwr.msc and found an error that has occured several times with this description "IRQARB: ACPI BIOS does not contain an IRQ for the device in PCI slot 5, function 0. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance."

Speedy Gonzales
25-02-2008, 07:11 PM
Read this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930062/en-us)

26-02-2008, 01:11 AM
Ah cool, that sounds like my problem. Thanks.
It says i can safely ignore it, or is there a way to fix it?
I did read it but im only 13 and not too clear on what it wants me to do lol

26-02-2008, 01:17 AM
You're right, you can ignore it UNLESS this is happening:

• A yellow explanation mark (!) appears next to the device in Device Manager.
• You receive the following error message in the Properties dialog box for the device in Device Manager:
This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

Is any of this relevant to your situation? If it is then additional steps will be needed to resolve the issue. It wont be as simple as just ignoring the BSOD.

26-02-2008, 07:47 AM
This BSOD IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL message looks familar. I didn't think it was over heating either, but it was. There was too much dust in it stoping the flow of air. If it is a new computer then I guess dust build up is unlikely. I had check RAM and also sorts, but all it needed was a good blow out and clean. I guess I should have worked it out, as looking back it used to happen more frequently on hot summer days.

26-02-2008, 06:47 PM
ok iv checked device manager and havent found any of those exclamation marks so all i need to do now is figure out how to prevent bsod, it only happens now once every 5-10 boots.
Thanks for all your support on this by the way

Speedy Gonzales
26-02-2008, 07:44 PM
So does it show the name of a file or driver on the BSOD ??

You havent said yes or no yet

28-02-2008, 12:47 AM
I havent received this error for several days yet so im unable to check for driveer names sorry.
I;ve been mucking around with service guides and its stopped appearing on boot so im not sure, if it appears again ill be sure to post the driver name

24-09-2008, 05:31 PM
Sad to say it, but I think the problem is the 8800 card. I have an 8800 and have the exact same problem. Games play fine up to an hour if I'm lucky, then consistent Blue Screens of Death. Only games, though, apps run fine.

So far I've disabled SLI and yanked one card out of the machine (I had two cards). It hasn't helped. I'm supposed to try the other card this weekend to see if that helps, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Upgrading to Vista helped a bit. There was a special windows update for people with GEForce video cards which made the card a lot more stable, but all that means is I get BLUE SCREENS 3 times a day instead of 12.

24-09-2008, 05:57 PM
Are there any other cards in your PC? :rolleyes: