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IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0xD1 Error while playing game only... Minidumps

By Noog
Dec 2, 2005
  1. I only get this error when I try to play a game (Sid Meier's Pirates!). I don't have any other games at the moment, so I can't tell if it's just this game or games in general. I did everything in the "Before you post minidumps", thread to no avail. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks.
     

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  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    HAve you updated your video drivers?

    IRQ blue screens are often because of drivers.. Video might seem like a logical choice if you haven't already.
     
  3. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi,

    I've investigate your minidump. It crashes when it executes pirates.exe. Is it an on-line game? The culprit maybe ZoneAlarm. De-install ZA may resolve the problem.
     
  4. Noog

    Noog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks you for your help. Pirates is not an online game, but I'll try deleting ZA anyway. Thanks again.
     
  5. Noog

    Noog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, deleting ZA didn't help. The game still crashes anywhere from 1-30 or so minutes in. My video drivers are up to date, btw.
     
  6. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi,

    De-install ZA still have blue screen. Upgrade ATI display card driver. If it still crashes, the culprit is faulty memory. 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 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
    8. Run chkdsk /r at command prompt
    9. Run 3D Mark to stress test your video ram

    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.
     
  7. Noog

    Noog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot for your help. I did run memtest which came back fine. By "bad" memory do you mean the the ram itself is bad, or it isn't compatible with my motherboard? I ask because I've had this computer for a long time and these errors seem to come and go. It's very confusing. Thanks again for your help.
     
  8. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi,

    Faulty memory is memory modules (RAM), Level 2 (L2) SRAM cache of CPU, cache memory of M/B or video adapter RAM. Over 80% of the faulty memory is related to RAM. However overheat and faulty PSU can cause intermitant memory error.
     
  9. Noog

    Noog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help. I just got two more identical blue screens from watching a video this time. I'll post the minidumps in hopes that you can find some more info about my problem. Thanks again.
     
  10. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Hi,

    Most of the crashes are ACPI. Upgrade BIOS to the latest firmware level.

    Mini112705-02.dmp BugCheck 100000D1, {e4df7c00, 2, 0, e4df7c00}
    Owning Process ffaac368 Image: Pirates!.exe
    Probably caused by : ACPI.sys ( ACPI!ACPIInterruptDispatchEvents+4 )

    Mini112705-03.dmp BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 50bfa209, f2238eb0, 0}
    Owning Process 812cb398 Image: explorer.exe
    Probably caused by : ati2cqag.dll ( ati2cqag+10592 )

    Mini120105-01.dmp BugCheck 100000D1, {e4df7c00, 2, 0, e4df7c00}
    Owning Process fa58cbd0 Image: Pirates!.exe
    Probably caused by : ACPI.sys ( ACPI!ACPIInterruptDispatchEvents+4 )

    Mini120105-02.dmp BugCheck 100000D1, {a66bf0f9, 2, 0, a66bf0f9}
    Owning Process ff0d0da0 Image: Pirates!.exe
    Probably caused by : ACPI.sys ( ACPI!ACPIInterruptDispatchEvents+4 )

    Mini120105-03.dmp BugCheck 100000D1, {e4df7c00, 2, 0, e4df7c00}
    Owning Process 812499b8 Image: Pirates!.exe
    Probably caused by : ACPI.sys ( ACPI!ACPIInterruptDispatchEvents+4 )

    Mini120805-01.dm BugCheck 100000D1, {e4df7c00, 2, 0, e4df7c00}
    Probably caused by : ACPI.sys ( ACPI!ACPIInterruptDispatchEvents+4 )
    Owning Process fd484020 Image: DivX Player.exe

    Mini120905-01.dmp BugCheck 100000D1, {0, 2, 1, 8179b8f9}
    Probably caused by : ACPI.sys ( ACPI!ACPIInterruptDispatchEvents+4 )
    Owning Process 81838da0 Image: Shareaza.exe
     
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