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driver_irql_not_less_or_equal plz help

By Seldszar
Aug 22, 2005
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  1. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    No minidump is attached??
     
  2. wizkid

    wizkid TS Rookie Posts: 17

  3. engjay

    engjay TS Rookie

    another question

    Hi cpc2004,

    Thak you very much for looking at my minidumps. What do you recommend next?
    You say that my minidumps are corrupt.... When I get the so called blue screen of death, at the bottom a message says dumping physical memeory and is counting. I have never let this just count away since I have no idea whether it will ever stop.

    Should I let it count up to some value? Could this be why the minidumps are corrupt?
     
  4. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    Engjay,


    Maybe oen of the device drivers is screwed up.

    Suggestion
    1) Restore Windows by "Last Known Good Configuration"
    2) Re-install Windows
     
  5. Advocator

    Advocator TS Rookie

    Yet another minidump for you.

    cpc2004,

    I wish I knew how to read and interpret minidump files as well as you have. You've been quite helpful to so many others here, I hope you'll be able to help me as well.

    I will randomly receive BSODs with the driver_irql_not_less_or_equal error. I ran memtest86 overnight and it found no errors after running all tests 10 times.

    For the most recent crash, the 1001 event reads as follows:

    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x100000d1 (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x893093df). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini092705-01.dmp.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    The 1003 event:

    Error code 100000d1, parameter1 00000000, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 893093df.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    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 64 100000d
    0020: 31 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 1 Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
    0030: 30 30 30 30 30 30 2c 20 000000,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 32 00000002
    0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
    0048: 30 30 2c 20 38 39 33 30 00, 8930
    0050: 39 33 64 66 93df

    I've zipped up and attached a the three most recent mini-dump files.

    Thank you for any help you can offer.
     
  6. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    Hi Advocator,

    Two minidumps created at Sound Blaster Live Device Driver and it is 4 years old. Upgrade the SB Live Audio Card Device Driver
     
  7. Feldegast

    Feldegast TS Rookie

    Well it was indeed something with my RAM. or rather with my ram settings. I'm not entirely sure what I did to make it work other then turning on spread spectrum.

    Only problem is that now I get these wierd clicking noises and comp wont pass POST unless I hold INS. (That should reset the bios to some default setting but I dont see to have any performance loss so I'll just stick with this solution as long as I can.)

    Thx for the help cpc2004 :)
     
  8. amuka

    amuka TS Rookie

    BSO´s every days

    Hi!
    I Googled throught the webspace and found this discussion. I have excatly same problems. And these are driving me crazy, i get almost everyday blue screen freezing. I have Windows XP and mostly there is in the Event Viewer--> applications this same error:
    Event ID: 4609
    The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was C0000005 from line 44 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

    My Blue Screens are varying:
    ACPI.SYS
    USBPORT.SYS
    USBUCHI.SYS
    WIN32K.SYS
    and sometimes it doesnt tell any drivers. Just dumping the memory.

    Sometimes i get those IRQ_LESS_ bla bla BSOs.

    I seem to get these blue sreens on random times. Sometimes my PC´s has crashed to BSO on night, althought i have on background only normal programs. Zone Alarm, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Avast Antivirus, Steam, Labtec WebCam control center, IRC-client. So nothing very active programs...i dunno whats problem.

    Sometimes i get BSO when im listening music with my QCD-player, sometimes Playing Counter-Strike, Sometimes im not doing anything it just crashes. Goddamnit!

    So idont get BSO every minutes, only couple of times on day, almost every day. My PC is Turned On 24/7 but the best uptime on last 4 months is 2 days.

    My hardware:
    Prosessor: AMD Athlon XP 2400+
    Motherboard: SOLTEK SL-75DRV5
    Graphic card: Geforce 4 TI-4600 128MB 4x
    Memory: 512MB 266MHz...Kinston...not sure.
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
    Harddisk: Maxtor Diamond Plus9 120GB 7200 rpm
    LG combo DVD/CD-RW 16/48x24x48
    Samsung 52x CD-ROM
    USB Mouse Logitech Dualoptica
    PS2 Keyboard Logitech Internet Keyboard
    Labtec WebCam Pro USB
    Network card: SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1244TX V2)

    I have updated my motherboard BIOS couple years ago and i guess there isnt any newer BIOS available.
    XP has SP1+SP2
    I have updated almost every drivers, Mouse and Keyboard are same what XP has installed and also CD-ROMs has same drivers from XP installation.

    I changed my graphic card on begining of this year, i bougth one used card...could it be the problem?

    I have run through memory test few times and it didnt detect any problems.

    I added Minidumbs as attachements.
    I appreciate if someone has time to wonder whats my PC`s problem :)
     
  9. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    Hi amuka,

    One of your minidumps has memory corruption and this is the symptom of faulty ram.

    Suggestion
    1. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot
    2. Downclock the ram
    3. Clean the inside the computer case
    4. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
    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 you have only one memory stick, replace the ram


    BugCheck 1000007F, {d, 0, 0, 0}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption

    Followup: memory_corruption
    ---------
    kd> !analyze -v
    *******************************************************************************
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *
    *******************************************************************************

    UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP_M (1000007f)
    This means a trap occurred in kernel mode, and it's a trap of a kind
    that the kernel isn't allowed to have/catch (bound trap) or that
    is always instant death (double fault). The first number in the
    bugcheck params is the number of the trap (8 = double fault, etc)
    Consult an Intel x86 family manual to learn more about what these
    traps are. Here is a *portion* of those codes:
    If kv shows a taskGate
    use .tss on the part before the colon, then kv.
    Else if kv shows a trapframe
    use .trap on that value
    Else
    .trap on the appropriate frame will show where the trap was taken
    (on x86, this will be the ebp that goes with the procedure KiTrap)
    Endif
    kb will then show the corrected stack.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: 0000000d, EXCEPTION_GP_FAULT
    Arg2: 00000000
    Arg3: 00000000
    Arg4: 00000000

    Debugging Details:
    ------------------
    BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7f_d
    CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1
    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION

    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from bf80c4e1 to bf80ae89

    STACK_TEXT:
    ed5b1d24 bf80c4e1 00000000 00000000 bf810239 win32k!XDCOBJ::bDeleteDC+0x69
    ed5b1d3c bf81028a e1a46008 00000000 00000000 win32k!bDeleteDCInternal+0x134
    ed5b1d58 804de7ec aa010e37 0022d334 7c90eb94 win32k!NtGdiDeleteObjectApp+0x88
    ed5b1d58 7c90eb94 aa010e37 0022d334 7c90eb94 nt!KiFastCallEntry+0xf8
    WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
    0022d334 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 0x7c90eb94

    CHKIMG_EXTENSION: !chkimg -lo 50 -d !win32k
    bf80ae80-bf80ae87 8 bytes - win32k!XDCOBJ::bDeleteDC+c9
    [ c9 c2 04 00 53 8b 0d 7c:2b f9 87 f7 8b c7 8b d1 ]
    8 errors : !win32k (bf80ae80-bf80ae87)

    MODULE_NAME: memory_corruption
    IMAGE_NAME: memory_corruption
    FOLLOWUP_NAME: memory_corruption
    DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0
    MEMORY_CORRUPTOR: LARGE
    STACK_COMMAND: kb
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: MEMORY_CORRUPTION_LARGE
    BUCKET_ID: MEMORY_CORRUPTION_LARGE

    Followup: memory_corruption
     
  10. zsidickk

    zsidickk TS Rookie

    Another minidump

    Hi CPC2004
    I have faced BSOD many times. Please take a look at my miniudump file and let me any recommendations to resolve the problem.
    Zak
     
  11. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Posts: 99

    cpc2004, could you help me as well, i am getting the page_fault error as well as the IRQL error.

    I get this problem almost an hour after I boot up, its extremely annoying, it started after i installed my new modem (voyager 105 USB). I think this is probable the cause but i dont know how to rectify it.

    Thanks Whiternoise
     
     
  12. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
    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.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: 01fcdf04, memory referenced
    Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
    Arg3: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    Arg4: 01125807, address which referenced memory

    Debugging Details:
    ------------------
    READ_ADDRESS: 01fcdf04
    CURRENT_IRQL: 2

    FAULTING_IP:
    +1125807
    01125807 8501 test [ecx],eax

    CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1
    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
    BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 011026b0 to 01125807

    STACK_TEXT:
    WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
    01fcff14 011026b0 00000000 00000000 01a8f920 0x1125807
    01fcff5c 011025cb 7c91056d 0088e8d8 01a8f920 0x11026b0
    01fcff80 77c3a3b0 017f9450 7c91056d 7c9109bc 0x11025cb
    01fcffb4 7c80b50b 01a8f920 7c91056d 7c9109bc 0x77c3a3b0
    01fcffec 00000000 77c3a341 01a8f920 00000000 0x7c80b50b

    FOLLOWUP_IP:
    +1125807
    01125807 8501 test [ecx],eax

    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner
    MODULE_NAME: Unknown_Module
    IMAGE_NAME: Unknown_Image
    DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0
    STACK_COMMAND: kb
    BUCKET_ID: INVALID_KERNEL_CONTEXT
     
  13. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    Hi Whitenoise,

    System crashes at ZoneAlarm and AVG. De-install ZoneAlarm and install another firewall utility. Re-post if BSOD still occurs.
     
  14. amuka

    amuka TS Rookie

    Hey, thanks cpc2004!
    Im gonna try those memory things.

    but i have always have only one memory stick... last year best uptime of my pc was approximately 2 weeks, so is it how likely that memory can break down without any reason? I havent moved or touched it.

    Mmmm my friend has tried to sell me couple of memory sticks maybe its time to buy them..

    cpc2004, its very nice from you that you sacrifice your valuable time by analyzing strangers minidumb files :)

    Thanks again!

    btw. I tried look in the minidumb files with notepad and i didnt understand a thing, maybe it was totally wrong program :)
     
  15. greenbeej

    greenbeej TS Rookie

    2 different things causing minidumps

    cpc2004 yudahman! I hope you can help.

    1) When booting up (Win2K - other system specs in profile), just before, during, or just after CTRL-ALT-DEL login screen appears, the system reboots with an audible click. This can repeat several times until magically the CTRL-ALT-DEL remains onscreen and I can log in. I think some of the minidumps resulted from this, because their timestamps are only a minute apart.

    2) When I go to the Live Scoring webpage of my fantasy football league (http://statking.football.sportsline.com/scoreboard/live - which refreshes automatically) the *basic* page appears okay, but when it goes to get the live data the PC BSODs with the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error.

    If I don't reboot or go to that webpage, the system will run just fine for days.

    Actually, I have been getting "low virtual memory" popups frequently, once was soon after a boot-up when there was ~300MB physical memory still free.

    I zeroed the paging file, rebooted, then increased the paging file to 1000-2000 MB (was 300-1000) and defragged the HDD.

    Latest Event Log (from a BSOD I believe)
    =======================================================
    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Save Dump
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1001
    Date: 10/1/2005
    Time: 2:31:28 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: BARRY-DESKTOP
    Description:
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0x00000001, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x00000001). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini100105-10.dmp.
    =======================================================
    Previous Event Logs (from repeated reboots)
    =======================================================
    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Save Dump
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1001
    Date: 10/1/2005
    Time: 2:23:54 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: BARRY-DESKTOP
    Description:
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000022 (0x000202ef, 0xff2c53f8, 0xff2c5340, 0xff30f928). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini100105-09.dmp.
    =======================================================
    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Save Dump
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1001
    Date: 10/1/2005
    Time: 2:22:28 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: BARRY-DESKTOP
    Description:
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000022 (0x000202ef, 0x84a84158, 0x84a840a0, 0xff282008). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini100105-08.dmp.
    =======================================================
    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Save Dump
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1001
    Date: 10/1/2005
    Time: 2:21:04 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: BARRY-DESKTOP
    Description:
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0xeb824000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xbb26ecf2). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini100105-07.dmp.
    =======================================================

    I have installed the latest Java J2SE Runtime Environment (v5.0 Update 4) and Macromedia Flash Player 8, hoping to stop the webpage BSOD problem.

    I ran memtest86+ overnight with zero errors.

    Minidumps attached.

    Thanks!
     
  16. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    HI greenbbej,

    The culprit maybe ZoneAlarm. De-install ZoneAlarm and install another firewall.
     
  17. RobinOok

    RobinOok TS Rookie

    Help, my computer is only 2 days old and crashing a few times a day with the same errormessage as in this topictitle.

    My minidumps
     
  18. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Posts: 99

    hi cpc2004, i uninstalled zonealarm, but i keep getting BSOD, here are the next minidumps i got

    thanks
     
  19. KorruptioN

    KorruptioN TS Rookie

    Hello, I stumbled across this thread while searching for irq_not_less_or_equal BSOD errors that were happening on my computer. I have a feeling that it may be my soundcard (Chaintech AV-710; VIA Envy24 based) that is the cause of all my problems, but I just would like to see some confirmation. The BSODs occur when the CPU is at high load, and when there is music playing in Foobar. Running memtest86+ overnight reveals no errors. It would be great if you could take a look, cpc2004. Thanks a lot!

    http://www.thequietrevolution.ca/quiet/Minidump.zip (144KB)
     
  20. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    Your minidumps have a lot of memory corruption and one minidump crashes at ZoneAlarm. As ZoneAlarm always overlays windows kernel and cause blue screen. Un-install ZoneAlarm can isolate whether the problem is related faulty ram or ZoneAlarm. Your latest minidumps also have memory corruption. Probably it is faulty ram.
    Suggestion
    1. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot
    2. Downclock the ram
    3. Clean the inside the computer case
    4. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
    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 you have only one memory stick, replace the ram
     
  21. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    I've investigate your minidump and the culprit is ram.

    You can run memtest to stress 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 can pass memtest.

    Suggestion
    1. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot
    2. Downclock the ram
    3. Clean the inside the computer case
    4. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
    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 you have only one memory stick, replace the ram
     
  22. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Posts: 99

    only one problem...

    i'm posting about a laptop...
    lol

    add: heres another two
     
  23. chrisben337

    chrisben337 TS Rookie

    Same problem with my laptop

    Hi. I get the same blue screen of death on startup. I can start up in safe mode but can't post my minidumps b/c I can't get online while in that mode. Is it possible to tell anything from the text of the blue screen? Here it is:



    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    If this is the first time you’ve seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

    If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical information:

    *** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0xDDCC99A6, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xF81CBB2D)


    *** w22n51.sys – Address F81CBB2D base at F81A5000, DateStamp 40054b01

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.


    Thanks a lot!
     
  24. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    Hi Whiternoise,

    Laptop can also reseat the memory module at the same memory slot. If it doesn't work, re-install windows or report the problem to microsoft.
     
  25. aenima666

    aenima666 TS Rookie

    Thanks anyhow!

    Hi,

    I finally found the problem, I have 2 200Gb HD, my fairly new Maxtor 200GB 16Mb didn't like to have a slave HD with the jumper setted on slave on that same second one. The jumper had to be on "cable select" on my other HD which is a Western Digital 200Gb 8Mb, both 7200rpm.

    So that was the problem, no faulty ram or whatsoever.

    Thanks anyhow, since you guys didn't answer, maybe this will make you think of other issues than only faulty ram, MemTest86 doesn't lie.

    Later,
     
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