Error: DRIVER_IRQL_ NOT_LESS_ OR_EQUAL, Blue screen of Death

By ato
Feb 11, 2007
  1. I have a Dell Dimension Desktop, which I basically turned inside out. I changed the video card from an NVIDIA to an ATI, added creative audigy sound card, upgraded to windows xp pro sp2 etc. Quite recently I have been getting the blue screen of death on a regular basis. I have tried browsing online and I can seem to find the problem. I have attached a couple of the mini dumps saved. If anyone can give me direction on whats going on and why this sudden change in behavior. I will really appreciate it.

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  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Which model of Dell Dimension ?
    Is the power supply adequate to run the video card you installed?
  3. ato

    ato TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its the 8200 series and yeah i think the power supply should be sufficient. I had the card in my old Gateway running windows ME to XP home and it worked great. On the other hand i keep on getting a system battery low message on this possessed dell. These errors just started happening last week
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    2 of your minidumps crash at A3AB.sys. This is your DLink network card driver. Try updating the drivers and see if that helps.

    Your other minidump crashes at NDIS.sys. May be caused by the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  5. ato

    ato TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got the latest update to the driver. i shall let you know what will happen when i get home tonight.
  6. ato

    ato TS Rookie Topic Starter


    so far so good pc has been on since 1 am and its 4 am now. ill keep you posted n progress
  7. ato

    ato TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I would like to thank you guys for the help with my pc crashing on me. Its been up and it hasnt shut down once. I now have a new problem which Ill post in the right section. But thanks for the help everyone
  8. xr280xr

    xr280xr TS Rookie

    Just wanted to post this for anyone stumbling across the thread. I've found this error message can occur when MusicMatch Jukebox is installed (which comes default on some Dells).
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