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    Default BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    I was reading through a different bsod thread that derived from the same problem. What I don't understand is that if it is saying that, wouldn't that mean that are too many devices attaching to the same irql so when something tries to override it, it crashes? I don't know very much on the subject, just what I've been able to assume. I've been having this bsod for a few months now, some days it would crash me over.. and over... and over. Others, nothing the entire day. It's quite strange and yet I can't seem to pinpoint the source of it all. But what I've come to assume i that it occurs most often while alt tabbing into WoW while people are speaking on vent AND I have music playing. As abussive as that may sound, I had never had this problem in the past 2 years I've had this computer. Also I updated it's graphics card to a 8600gt last july. But problems didn't occur until Octoberish.
    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Right mouse on my computer / advanced tab. Go to startup and recovery / settings.

    Untick automatically restart.

    If it does it again, see if it shows the name of a driver / file.

    Look in event viewer, see what it says under system / application (If youre using XP).

    Whats the specs of this system?? Ram? OS etc.

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    Default Re: BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Well I've got 2gb of ram, windows XP is the OS, I've got a 8600gt nvidia graphics card. Not entirely sure on the motherboard model. I've deactivated the manual restart and I'll see If I can't write down a drive/file name.

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    Default Re: BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Hmm, this time a staop error.

    *** Stop:0x0000008E (0x0000005, 0xBFA280DD, 0xB3ED9268, 0x000000000)

    *** nv4_disp.dll - address BFA290DD bast at BF9D5000, Datestamp 470588d1
    Also I had just clicked to run the WoW PTR
    Last edited by CaidenPaladin17mDfDNMoS; 06-01-2008 at 09:36 AM.

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    Default Re: BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Quote Originally Posted by CaidenPaladin17mDfDNMoS View Post
    Hmm, this time a staop error.

    *** Stop:0x0000008E (0x0000005, 0xBFA280DD, 0xB3ED9268, 0x000000000)

    *** nv4_disp.dll - address BFA290DD bast at BF9D5000, Datestamp 470588d1
    Also I had just clicked to run the WoW PTR

    The first (......,.. Should have been 0xC000005

    Also I just blue screened yet again. It gave me another stop error this time. With the same info, but with BFA280E0 as it's address or base, I cannot remember.

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    Default Re: BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Looks like the videocard drivers are the prob, uninstall ALL versions of the Nvidia drivers again.

    Use Drivercleaner


    Install this after u uninstall the drivers. Then run drivercleaner in safe mode.

    Select Nvidia, then click on start.

    Then delete the Nvidia folders then reboot, then reinstall the drivers again.

    Might pay to disable AV and firewalls while u install the drivers.

    If it crashes again, download the latest version of the drivers. The drivers u have maybe corrupt.

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    Default Re: BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Speedy G,
    Thanks for the ideas. I'm gonna try what you posted and reply back soon I hope. lol. I've had similar problems to Caiden and it's very frustrating to say the least.

    AMD X2 3800
    ASUS A8N5X mobo
    4 x 512 midrange RAM (it's good I ran Memtest 86+ for a few hours)
    BFG 7600GT OC
    2 x 250 WD SATA HDD
    XP Pro
    right now this is what I want to do.....

    .....gm

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