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0xA IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

By Kril
Aug 7, 2009
  1. Hi, I had a recent thread on here about another bsod (0x50), and I fixed that problem by replacing the RAM. But now I'm getting a new BSOD which is the 0xA IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. It mentions win32k.sys but that's all I really know. Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks!

    PC Specs:
    Dell XPS 730x
    OS: Vista 64bit Ultimate SP2
    HDD: Western Digital Sata 640gb
    Processor: Intel i7 940 2.93ghz
    Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870x2
    RAM: Samsung 6gb DDR3 1066
    Motherboard: Intel x58
    PSU: 1000w

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a)
    An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
    interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
    caused by drivers using improper addresses.
    If a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: fffffa8089886c66, memory referenced
    Arg2: 000000000000000c, IRQL
    Arg3: 0000000000000000, bitfield :
    bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
    Arg4: fffff80001e7715b, address which referenced memory
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Test the hard drive for errors...
     
  3. Kril

    Kril TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tested the hard drive from my manufacturers diag tool (Smart Test and the extended test passed), chkdsk, as well as testing my new RAM which had 8 passes (almost 9 hours) with no errors.
     
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