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My PC keeps crashing DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

By lizweb
Feb 12, 2005
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  1. My computer keeps crashing ...I'm just humming along with one or two or three aps open and it will just reboot. It doesn't seem to be happen when I am in any particular program more than others.

    Following advice I read on these boards, i changed some setting so that I would hopefully get some insight into what was happening:

    so now I get blue screen: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your compueter

    DRIVER_TRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    I have not installed any new hardware or software lately and this problem has been going on since I got the computer a couple of months ago ..so I suppose it could be anything. I do a lot of web stuff with the macromedia products. I'm running windows xp service pack 2 ...I'm up to date with all patches and whatnot.

    thanks for any help,
    Liz
  2. Spanky76

    Spanky76 TS Rookie

    Driver Problem

    The short answer is this is a driver problem. Likely culprits are your network driver, video driver or anti-virus software. Try uninstalling the old drivers and installing the latest versions you can find, preferably Windows certified drivers.
  3. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    Attach the 3 to 4 minidumps here, I will process the dump and find out the culprit. You can find the minidump at the folder \windows\minidump.
  4. lizweb

    lizweb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for taking a look ...
    I' totally appreciate it!!
    thanks,
    Liz
  5. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Rookie Posts: 2,044

    HI Lizweb,

    Your windows carshes due to hardwre error such as faulty RAM, cache memory at CPU or motherboard, invalid PSU. Two of your minidumps have memory corruption. Four memory errors are found. You had better run memtest to confirm the memory is faulty. http://www.memtest86.org

    STACK_TEXT:
    ba66acc4 bf80a598 e1ba22d8 e2e9d008 00000001 win32k!REGION::vStamp+0x14
    ba66ad08 bf80c5c1 e2e9d008 bf80c235 00000000 win32k!DC::bSetDefaultRegion+0xe2
    ba66ad3c bf80c279 e1ba22d8 00000001 00000000 win32k!GreCreateDisplayDC+0x118
    ba66ad58 804ddf0f e2e9d008 0012fc10 7c90eb94 win32k!GreCreateCompatibleDC+0x2c
    ba66ad58 7c90eb94 e2e9d008 0012fc10 7c90eb94 nt!KiFastCallEntry+0xfc
    WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
    0012fbf8 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 0x7c90eb94


    CHKIMG_EXTENSION: !chkimg -lo 50 -db !win32k
    4 errors : !win32k (bf805983-bf805994)
    bf805980 89 46 14 *48 *38 90 90 90 90 90 85 c9 74 10 3b 0d .F.H8.......t.;.
    bf805990 9c 67 9a *00 *40 08 6a 04 51 e8 a4 ff ff ff c3 90 .g..@.j.Q.......

    MODULE_NAME: memory_corruption
    IMAGE_NAME: memory_corruption
    FOLLOWUP_NAME: memory_corruption
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