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Random BSODs: irql_not_less_or_equal

By ajmalred
May 2, 2009
  1. Hi.

    About 5 months ago, I bought a completely new gaming pc. From the very beginning I started experiencing random blue screens of death.
    They pop every now and then. Could be within 2 hrs I turned my computer on, or within 10 hours. Completely random. Mostly when I tend to play games as NFS Undercover, Farcry 2,,, Etc.
    They refere to many different things, for example:

    Tried all kind of graphic drivers, still it kept popping up
    irql_not_less_or_equal

    Please note, that even if I swipped the harddrive clean, and installed a fresh XP, it still kept popping up.

    I have run memtest86, to check that my ram's were fine, which they were. So I can rule that out.

    My specs:

    Corsair TX 750 watts PSU
    Asus P5Q Deluxe Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 ghz
    Sapphire ATI HD 4890
    4096 MB Corsair DDR2 800Mhz ram
    Windows XP Professional x64 bit

    I am getting more and more frustrated every day, and this problem is really starting to get on my nerves.

    So, anyone have any tips or solutions, I will love you forever!

    If you need any other kind of information, please let me know

    And I have attached my Minidump.. Plz help me sort this out...

    I have replaced and got new PSU, Graphic Crad, RAM.. The thing left is Motherboard alone....

    Plz help me...
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Hmm the Minidump says:
    And Minidumps don't lie :confused:

    Please run Memtest on your Ram
    And confirm all your Device Drivers are up to date
    Also make sure all Windows Security Updates (and Service Packs) are completed
    By the way, confirm you are connected through Ethernet, and not USB, to the Internet
     
  3. ajmalred

    ajmalred TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Kimsland,
    thx for ur instant reply. Let me run it and get back..

    My PC is not overclocked... forgot to mention that...

    Thx...

    Hi,
    there was no errors in memtest86+ for RAM testing. Yesterday night it ran for about 6 hours..

    plz advice me...

    Hi Kimsland,

    I'm connected through Ethernet for Internet..
    And Memtest has run so for for 9hrs. with no errors. shall i still continue the check..
     
  4. ajmalred

    ajmalred TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,

    Today I got an BSOD in addition to the past BSOD's

    Plz help me... It s still giving the error as memory corrupted..
    help me....
     

    Attached Files:

  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It seems you are running network drivers meant for Server 2003
    And your original Minidump stated Server 2003
    I suspect you must have 2003 :confused:

    Also, you have Malware as well
    Having incorrect drivers plus having Malware, does make it difficult
    I suspect that not all security updates are completed as well.

    Here's what I'd say would be best for you ;)

    Confirm all your Device Drivers are up to date
    Uninstall whatever Antivirus you are presently using, note: You may also need to run the removal tool for your present Antivirus (most have these, (please search Google)

    Restart

    Install the free Avira Antivirus
    Update it fully, just right click the tray icon and select update
    Run a full scan

    Download Malwarebytes AntiMalware; Update it; then run a full scan (remove all found Malwares at the end of the full scan)
    You need to run this multiple times, until all hidden Malwares are uncovered and removed

    There you go ;)

    Note: you could just as easily follow this guide: UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions and the Attach the logs (although this really requires a New Thread in the: Virus & Malware removal forum.

    What Operating System do you say that you are running again?
    Because Server software was never really intended for gaming
    I noticed that one of the drivers loaded (and crashed) was a network driver running a game
     
  6. ajmalred

    ajmalred TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Did all the steps u advised... Eventhough I'm getting some problem ..plz help me...

    recently four bsod's happened....
    attached s the dump files in archive..

    On Wed 5/27/2009 2:04:40 PM your computer crashed
    This was likely caused by the following module: npfs.sys
    Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF8000125EFB0, 0xFFFFFADF8F9D7120, 0x0)
    Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
    file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\npfs.sys
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: NPFS Driver
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Likely the culprit is another driver on your system which cannot be identified.



    On Tue 5/26/2009 5:07:51 PM your computer crashed
    This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
    Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF80001254DAF, 0xFFFFFADF8E9AFCC0, 0x0)
    Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
    file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: NT Kernel & System
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Likely the culprit is another driver on your system which cannot be identified.



    On Sun 5/24/2009 1:07:27 PM your computer crashed
    This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
    Bugcheck code: 0x1A (0x41284, 0x86B001, 0xCB25F, 0xFFFFF70000081000)
    Error: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
    file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: NT Kernel & System
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Likely the culprit is another driver on your system which cannot be identified.



    On Sun 5/24/2009 12:26:37 PM your computer crashed
    This was likely caused by the following module: wpshelper.sys
    Bugcheck code: 0xD1 (0xFFFFFADF8FDA5EC0, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFFADF7DD7C01F)
    Error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    This file could not be located on your computer, we suggest that you search on it with Google.
    Click here to do a Google search on wpshelper.sys
     
  7. ajmalred

    ajmalred TS Rookie Topic Starter

    next 2 bsod's..today totally 3 bsod's within two hours time.....

    god save me....

    attached are the bsod dumps....
     
  8. ajmalred

    ajmalred TS Rookie Topic Starter

    BUmp.... help me
     
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