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Constant Bluescreen Issues IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL

By ChrisPC
Apr 25, 2015
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  1. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    A DRIVER HAS OVERRUN A STACK BUFFER
    These are the three errors I've been running into for a while. Basically, my computer will randomly bluescreen while gaming. It does not do it during anything else as far as I've experienced. However, the game I'm playing is not relevant; it will do it during any game. Please help me resolve this problem quickly. Thanks!

    Here are the dmp files. Hopefully this works, as I've not used Dropbox much and not quite in this fashion.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z1htrlepe7218oe/AACEyQuEpRxb...
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay, when you can, test the C drive by going to Computer and right-click on the C drive. Select Properties, Tools, Check Now. Put a check mark in both boxes to set a disk check on the next start up. Then test your memory using Memtest86 version 5.01. Run Memtest86 for at least 7 passes. Any errors mean trouble:
    http://www.memtest.org/
     
  3. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Alright I ran the disk check and came up clean, I'll run Memtest when I find my disc of it XD
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are there any yellow (!) in the device manager?
     
  5. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Nope, and I ran Memtest86. No errors. Is there no way to interpret the .dmp files from the bluescreens?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I looked at the dump files you linked to, and they point to memory and or boot drive issues. Post any new dump files by going to C:\windows\minidump and select all the .dmp files. Right-click sending these files to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload this folder as a file here... Much faster for us
     
  7. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

     

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  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay, good job on posting these minidumps. After looking at them, I'm going to suggest we take a look at the video card and it's drivers...
     
  9. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I have the GTX 780 and the drivers are updated. Should I perhaps go to a previous driver? Also, the crashes started a week after updating the driver, wouldn't it occur sooner considering the consistency of the crashes?
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  11. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Yes I do and I made sure to check for updates. I tried going back to the previous driver, and have had no problems since. If this persists through tomorrow I'll assume it was the new drivers and wait for another to come out. I'll post back with the results.
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay thanks:)
     
  13. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Well it bluescreened again today directly after booting up, first time it's happened when I wasn't in a game.
     

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  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What is the make and model of the C drive?
    NTOSKRNL.exe and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL are the flagged items this time, again pointing to a boot disk issue
     
  15. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Well you could replace it with something else a bit newer. At this point, it is worth a try
     
  17. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I have a new hard drive but the pins were bent. I straightened them but I'm not sure if it'll be useable.
     
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Does it look like this images (4).jpg
     
  19. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    No, it's a SATA hard drive. The pins on the left are the bent ones, the plastic was broken off and hanging and the pins were bent downward. Considering the way the cord connects to the hard drive I'm not sure if it'll still work out without the plastic there...
     

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  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That's a rare thing to get broken. I wouldn't use the drive because the SATA data cable would be resting on the pins and not the plastic tab. You could try it though
     
  21. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Yeah I'm not sure where to proceed from here :\
     
  22. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Well go ahead and try it just place it in the computer without screwing it in first
     
  23. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Couldn't even get it to stay on the pins. I'll see if I can RMA it, it was like this when I opened it, but I purchased it 6 months ago. I had no reason to use it until now. Hopefully they still accept it.
     
  24. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Tempted to fresh install Windows to see if that'll do it, though I'd really rather not
     
  25. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You could to really rule out software corruption on the drive, but I'm almost sure that the drive is done
     

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