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driver_IRQL and page_falt are driving me carazy help please!!!!!!

By rickytherock
Nov 17, 2005
  1. Can some one please help me my computer keeps getting the blue screen of death after it shuts down when its on and on it it reads, driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL then a few times that i turned it on it would have the blue screen and read, page_fault_in_NONpaged_area i think it may be a driver but how i find out witch one? please help!this is all the info i have...

    Operating System:
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

    Processor:
    a 2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64

    Drives:
    400.31 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    231.22 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    DVD_gdx DVD_ROM_gdx0304 SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
    DVDRW IDE 16X [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    Maxtor 6L100P0 [Hard drive] (100.25 GB) -- drive 1
    ST3300831A [Hard drive] (300.07 GB) -- drive 0

    Main Circuit Board b
    Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-K8N Pro-SLI x.x

    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F4 07/16/2005

    Memory Modules c,d
    1536 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Controllers
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (3x)
    Bus Adapters
    FarStone GDXWDM2001 SCSI Host Adapter
    NVIDIA nForce(tm) RAID Class Controller
    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller

    Communications:
    1394 Net Adapter
    NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

    Display:
    NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT [Display adapter]
    Gateway EV500 [Monitor] (13.8"vis, September 2000)

    Multimedia:
    Realtek AC'97 Audio
    Other Devices
    Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    USB Human Interface Device (2x)
    Built-in Infrared Device
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
    NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator
    USB Root Hub (2x)



    event ID: 1003
    Category: (102)

    Error code 1000000a, parameter1 00000004, parameter2 0000001c, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 805016ba.

    Data in words:
    0000: 74737953 45206d65 726f7272 72452020
    0010: 20726f72 65646f63 30303120 30303030
    0020: 50202061 6d617261 72657465 30302073
    0030: 30303030 202c3430 30303030 63313030
    0040: 3030202c 30303030 202c3130 30353038
    0050: 61623631

    data in bytes:
    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 1000000
    0020: 61 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d a Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
    0030: 30 30 30 30 30 34 2c 20 000004,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 31 63 0000001c
    0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
    0048: 30 31 2c 20 38 30 35 30 01, 8050
    0050: 31 36 62 61 16ba
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i'd try using only one memory stick at a time, to see if this has been caused by a memory problem. what changed before this problem occurred?
     
  3. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi RickTheRock,

    Your windows crashes at IRQL 28 timer routine which is the symptom of hardware error. Probably it faulty CPU or ram. I have 18 confirmed case of faling at IRQL 28. 6 is related to CPU and 6 is related to RAM. Run memtest to stress test the ram. If memtest reports the ram is faulty, ram is bad. However Memtest is not a perfect tool to test the memory as some faulty ram can pass memtest.

    Suggestion
    1. Check the temperature of the CPU and make sure that it is not overheat (ie temperature < 60C)
    Make sure that the CPU fan works properly
    2. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot. Reseat video card as well.
    3. Downclock the ram. Check to default setting if you video card is overclocked.
    4. Clean the dust inside the computer case
    5. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
    6. Check the bios setting about memory timing and make sure that it is on
    For example : DIMM1 and DIMM2 do not have the same timing.
    DIMM1: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.0-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
    DIMM2: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    DIMM3: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    7. Make sure that your PSU have adequate power to drive all the hardware including USB devices

    If it still crashes, diagnostic which memory stick is faulty
    1. Take out one memory stick. If windows does not crash, the removed memory stick is faulty.
    2. If it still crashes, probably it is faulty CPU.
     
  4. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    IRQL 28 crashes due to faulty M/B

    Hi Ricktherock,

    Thanks for your private message. The culprit is the faulty motherboard. According to my record, there have 3 confirmed cases of M/B which cause IRQL 28 crashes with bugcheck 0A.


    CPU 6 occurences
    RAM 6 occurences
    M/B 3 occurences
     
  5. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi Rickytherock,

    Let me know if you need further help.
     
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