Hey Guys, I am new to this forum only because I have only just come across it. It looks very active and am excited to try it out so here goes: I restarted my confuser box 2 days ago to get "Windows could not start successfully" I was given the normal options to use safe mode or last known config. Only safe mode is working currently. I disabled auto restart so I could read the error which is: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL with a stop code of: 0x0000000A 0xfffffffE8 0x00000002 0x00000001 0x805255B4 CHKDSK did nothing for the problem... I assume it is a hardware/driver issue. I have been disabling and reinstalling components and services for awhile now to no avail. Maybe MOBO problem? I have a Sony Vaio with XP HOME SP2 All factory hardware configuration. I have only ever installed software but not in the last 10 restarts. The problem came out of nowhere Maybe I could upload my dumpfile to someone. thank you for reading and hopefully someone out there can help.