Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal nv4_mini.sys

By Statik81
Sep 16, 2008
  1. Okay, I am a bit stumped here.. I received the BSOD that says:
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, and the file nv4_mini.sys..
    It happened right after I put my sound card in that I found finally (been missing since I moved).
    Now doing a search around here, It seems to be bad drivers, or an ancient card? Well theres no way my video card could be bad, it is a month old.
    How could it be my nvidia drivers, when it only happens when I put my sound card in? Cpu runs find without the sound card, but I would really like sound.
    Any suggestions?
    I have trouble when trying to upgrade my nvidia drivers.. Sometimes It gets stuck in 4-bit 8 color mode, and I can't even view web sites with that.
    Is it my soundcard, its ancient? Or Drivers... any help would be appreciated, thank you

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Well that error is caused either by a faulty driver or bufggy software. Update your drivers for both your video and sound cards.
  3. Statik81

    Statik81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    another problem, maybe related?

    Thank you, I have since updated my video and sound drivers, and now I can play with sound finally.

    However, for some reason, with the sound card installed, my internet is very slow.. online gaming has 5 second pauses, it's almost unplayable.. I'm hooked up through a wireless Linksys router, and that too has the latest drivers.
    Any suggestions?
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    sounds like u're sound card driver is having problems with the video drivers.
  5. Statik81

    Statik81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well that seems to be fixed now.. I have the sound card out at the moment, but it's conflicting with my wireless network card I think.. I'm not even sure if my onboard network works, ill try that this weekend and let yall know the outcome.
    I'm open to any suggestions too, of course.
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Try updating your wireless as well.
  7. Statik81

    Statik81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Everything is updated, still having the lag issues.. I'll see if my onboard network works this weekend.
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