driver_irql_not_less_or_equal plz help

By Seldszar
Aug 22, 2005
  1. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    hI aenima666,

    The culprit is fault ram.
  2. aenima666

    aenima666 TS Rookie


    That's ****ty though, my 2 512Mb are almost new. Hopefully warranty will be in force.

    Thanks, that was pretty quick by the way!
  3. Omega2k3

    Omega2k3 TS Rookie

    I'm very desperate here, and I've been waiting for an answer for two days... I can't even access my computer. That's not just a minor problem, and it had occurred more than once since the incident I first quoted on this thread. Please, I feel like I'm being ignored.
  4. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    It is hardware issue and you had better post your problem at hardware forum.
  5. joelright

    joelright TS Rookie

    same stupid problem

    hey, (not to sound like everyone else... but) i am having the same problem.

    so i found my last 6 minidumps...

    and here they are, i hope it wouldn't be to much trouble to look into



    Pentium D 3.0Ghz
    512 MB corsair valueselect ram (x4)
    radeon x850 pro 256 MB
    gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal mobo
  6. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

    I'm really sorry if this is being really cheeky. I'm a virtual novice only really beginning to find my way round the more technical side of this. I've had a problem for a long time with my pc. Recently I've been having the same problem (only after I turned off the auto restart). I would appreciate some help...I have attached my minidump files.

  7. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    I've studied your minidumps and it is memory problem. Memory may be related to RAM, L2 cache memory of CPU or cache memory at m/b. For your case, most probably it is faulty M/B and RAM. They are 50 and 50. If you can attach more minidumps here. May be I can confirm which hardware component is faulty.
  8. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    I've studied your minidumps and I don't think it is hardware problem. Maybe yours windows is infected with virus. Can you attach the Hihackthis log here?
  9. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

    Cpc 2004

    Thanx cpc 2004,

    I have searched in my files and folders and can't find anything of that name...any idea where it might be (i'm running windows xp professional). I'm suprised it might be virus - I have McAfee Personal Firewall running, AVG free edition, and Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE personal. And I check regularly.

    I have been plagued with problems..that teach me to have a mate build it for me. 2 years and its never run any help would be gratefully accepted. Heres my spec:

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    System Model: AWRDACPI
    BIOS: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6. 00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon (tm) XP2002+, MMX, 3Dnow, ~1.7GHz
    Memory: 512MB RAM
    DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4200
    Sound: NVIDIA (R) nForce (TM) Audio

    Thanx fellas...
  10. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Download HijackThis from:
    Place it into a folder of it's own - something like:
    C:\HJT\hijackthis.exe or C:\Program Files\HJT\hijackthis.exe
    Do not run it directly from the "Zip" file, a "temp" folder, or the Desktop.
    HijackThis makes "backups" and it's good to have them in a centralized location.

    With all browser windows closed - run HijackThis and
    copy and paste the log file into the Analysis site here:

    Click on the "Analyze" button; and when the analysis is done -
    Click on the "Save Analysis" button -
    A page will be generated with your saved analysis -
    Post a LINK to that page back here.

    For detail refer the following webpage
  11. jonathan

    jonathan TS Rookie

    Would be very grateful for help!

    Dear cpc2004,

    having read your responses to others' posts re BSODs with the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL message, I thought I would try to encroach on your generosity and knowledge and ask if you might be able to help me with the same problem. The BSOD has been coming up many times each day (sometimes as often as every half an hour). I don't remember having installed any new software or hardware just before it started over a week ago and can't seem to resolve the problem.

    Here are my system specifications:

    Microsoft Windows XP Home edition
    System Manufacturer: Compal
    System Model: ELW80
    System type: X86-based PC
    BIOS: Phoenix technologies ltd V1.07
    Processor: Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~3000MHz)
    Memory: 256 MB, 192MB RAM
    Graphics: Mobility Radeon 9000/9100 IGP
    Sound: Realtek AC97 Audio

    I have attached the five last minidumps that my computer has made (all I could find although this could be that I just don't know how to look properly) when it has restarted with the BSOD and I will cross my fingers that you might be able to identify my problem.

    I have also analysed the hijackthis log file which can be found at the following link:

    Best regards and thankyou in advance, Jonathan.
  12. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    This is software error and the culprit is i2220ntx.sys.

    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 kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
    Arg1: ff911000, memory referenced
    Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
    Arg3: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    Arg4: fa864b7b, address which referenced memory

    Debugging Details:
    READ_ADDRESS: ff911000

    fa864b7b a5 movsd

    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fa863878 to fa864b7b

    WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
    f38f8cd0 fa863878 ff6f0000 ff910fd4 ff6f20db i2220ntx+0x8b7b
    f38f8cf0 faa8ccd9 ff6f0000 0d01011d ff910fd4 i2220ntx+0x7878
    f38f8d1c faa8cadf 00000000 ffa17ad0 f38f8d58 NDIS!ndisMDispatchRequest+0x13a
    f38f8d2c faa8ca9e ffa17ad0 ffa1abd0 ffadc6b0 NDIS!ndisMSetInformation+0x37
    f38f8d58 faa88a01 ffadc6b0 ffa17ad0 ffa1abd0 NDIS!ndisMDoRequests+0x3b1
    f38f8d74 faa8c416 ffadc6b0 ffa1abd0 81989a90 NDIS!ndisMRequest+0xfc
    f38f8d98 faa79baa 81989a78 00000000 81a736d8 NDIS!ndisMRundownRequests+0x32
    f38f8dac 80574128 81989a80 00000000 00000000 NDIS!ndisWorkerThread+0x75
    f38f8ddc 804efc81 faa79b85 81989a80 00000000 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x34
    00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt!KiThreadStartup+0x16

    fa864b7b a5 movsd

    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner
    SYMBOL_NAME: i2220ntx+8b7b
    MODULE_NAME: i2220ntx
    IMAGE_NAME: i2220ntx.sys
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xD1_i2220ntx+8b7b
    BUCKET_ID: 0xD1_i2220ntx+8b7b
  13. JoeBot

    JoeBot TS Rookie

    hi all

    with out sounding like an echo

    i to am having the EXACT same problem

    here are my last few mini dumps

    (my system specs are im my profile but i'm sure you new that ;) )

    thanks very much in advance

    i hope some one can shed some light on this problem for me :)

    Attached Files:

  14. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

    cpc 2004

    Here is the address I had quick look at it myself (not that it made too much sense). Anyway make of it what you will!! Thanx you wish you'd never started all this with us hopeless ones.

  15. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

  16. JoeBot

    JoeBot TS Rookie

    ahhh! another crash

    I forgot to mention my crashes happen after about 2- 10 min of playing GTA san an like clockwork! or at random times when using music software.

    here is another mini dump,

    I would love some help as i cant produce any music because of this problem

    help me cpc2004 your my only hope

  17. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi Joebot.

    This is a difficult problem. This is my third times I encounte this case. Your windows crashes at nt!MiDeleteVirtualAddresses+184. Both cases have no feedback. It may be related to BIOS setting of M/B.

    theberle has exactly same problem after he replace the M/B. I've send him a message to theberle and ask for the update.

    As you know I am not running a hardware shop, most of the experience are from the feedback of the problem owners. Remember to tell your solution after you resolve the problem.

    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.
    Arg1: 760c7d3b, memory referenced
    Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
    Arg3: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    Arg4: 804ebf6b, address which referenced memory

    Debugging Details:
    READ_ADDRESS: 760c7d3b

    804ebf6b 7405 jz nt!MiDeleteVirtualAddresses+0x18f (804ebf72)

    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 804ec204 to 804ebf6b

    ba3d4784 804ec204 00000088 033e0fff 00000000 nt!MiDeleteVirtualAddresses+0x184
    ba3d47a0 8056919a 032e0000 033e0fff ba3d4864 nt!MiDeleteFreeVm+0x1d
    ba3d484c 804df06b ffffffff 000e3028 000e3030 nt!NtFreeVirtualMemory+0x431
    ba3d484c 7c90eb94 ffffffff 000e3028 000e3030 nt!KiFastCallEntry+0xf8
    WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
    00c5fc18 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 0x7c90eb94

    804ebf6b 7405 jz nt!MiDeleteVirtualAddresses+0x18f (804ebf72)
  18. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

    Mr CPC 2004

    Hmmm gotta love those crashes.....

    Just wondered whether you'd had chance to look at that Hijackthis analysis link. Interestingly....several months ago when the crashing was at its peak i had the C:/ (a partition) reformatted and upgraded the OS to windows XP (it was Windows ME, and the crashing seemed to vanish temporarally, but now its back (initially before I discovered the auto restart I thought there was a hairline crack on the motherboard). Is this info any help?

    An infinite amount of thanx...

  19. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

  20. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

    Mr CPC 2004

    Thanx very much...I'll try it!!

  21. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

    Mr CPC 2004

    No....that just knackered everything up...had a blue screen crash talking about graphic drivers..had to system restore it.

    Thanx anyway...

    (I have other minidump file from earlier crashes that had different messages than the one in this post thread....could my problem be caused by faulty hardware?)
  22. snav

    snav TS Rookie

    xp crashing

    I'm having a problem with my computer.

    Get this in the logs:
    HRESULT C0000005 from line 44 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp

    This occurs usually when playing games and sometimes watching movies.

    Got an minidump if anyone can help me..

    Thanks in advance

    "edit spelling"
  23. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Maybe hardware but I cannot confirm. Your problem is difficult to find out the culprit. Attach more mnidumps here if you have.
  24. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

    Mr CPC 2004

    Ok I'll give you all of my minidumps...theres not that many

    Thanx.. heres the first 5
  25. Makkidee

    Makkidee TS Rookie

    Mr CPC 2004

    ...and the second 5....
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