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Minidump help =/

By connell_2k7
Apr 12, 2008
  1. I've been getting the error: Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal. Attached some minidumps.

    Hope someone can help :D
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Minidump 040908-01:

    BugCheck 1000007F, {d, 0, 0, 0}
    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!NtQueryValueKey+2be )

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Minidump 041008-01:

    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 2, bafefc40, 0}
    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!KiFastCallEntry+f8 )

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Minidump 041008-02:

    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 2, b5c33c40, 0}
    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!KiFastCallEntry+f8 )

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Minidump 041008-04:

    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 2, b5bbb720, 0}
    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!KiFastCallEntry+f8 )

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Minidump 041108-01:

    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 2, b6384c40, 0}
    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!KiFastCallEntry+f8 )

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Test your RAM with Memtest86 for a minimum of 7 passes and test your HDD with one of the utilities listed here.
     
  3. connell_2k7

    connell_2k7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Zeno, any idea what the above minidumps meant? Im a bit of a dunce with computers :p

    Both tests have came back clean as a whistle. 3 more minidumps....
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Minidump 041208-01:

    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 8056b279, b5baec38, 0}
    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!NtQueryValueKey+2c7 )

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Minidump 041208-02:

    BugCheck 100000D1, {8d0618e4, ff, 0, 8d0618e4}
    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!CmpLockRegistry+27 )

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Minidump 041208-03:

    BugCheck 10000050, {e195e000, 1, bf90788b, 1}
    Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!vTransparentCopyS24D32+77 )

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    There is either interference or corruption with ntoskrnl.exe. Here is Wikipedia's description of the file:

    Well, unless there is some hardware at fault (which is very possible) running a repair installation or reinstalling Windows all together might do the trick for a software related conflict.
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    With the 0x8E and especially 0x50 errors, plus the citing of core Window drivers, I would definitely suspect corrupted memory.

    Run MemTest of your RAM for a minimum of 7 passes. But go with what Z has suggested as well.
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Aye, it'd seem that way to me as well, Route44, however:

    Any idea what it might be other than RAM? Think Memtest86 just missed the errors?
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    My question is how long the test ran. Though I think you are on to something with a Windows repair. But 8E and 50 errors are usually hardware issues especially the 8E.

    Possible need for a harddrive diagnostics?
     
  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Something I had actually just begun to question myself, as there was only two hours and fourteen minutes between my post suggesting Memtest86 and connell_2k7's response about both the HDD/RAM tests coming back clean.
     
  9. connell_2k7

    connell_2k7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do you run a windows repair?
     
  10. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

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