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stop error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bsod

By _8bit
Sep 27, 2005
  1. I wondered if anyone can help me with this one BSOD problem my Sony U71P ultraportable is having. I get this message at random once every so often and I can only think of three possible causes:

    My hardware is overstressed (when I have a USB modem and a USB TV card running together the machine will BSOD within 30-60m). This cause might not be the case as once before I had a BSOD just after startup when XP was loading a few tray icons/programs.

    My PC has faulty memory (although I have used Memtest and this program has reported no memory errors).

    I have a dodgy driver somewhere (the main culprit being either the USB tv box{a Hauppage USB2 NOVA-T} or firmware/software such as that controlling my infrared remote).

    As always, XP errors are a little difficult to understand and pin down, this is what was blurted out at me:
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    stop error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    0x0000000A (0x00000002, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804ed7cc)

    (from the 'windows has recovered from a serious error' popup)

    BCCode : 1000000a BCP1 : 00000006 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
    BCP4 : 804ED7CC OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

    C:\DOCUME~1\Sony\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER35e8.dir00\Mini092705-01.dmp
    C:\DOCUME~1\Sony\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER35e8.dir00\sysdata.xml

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    I have the minidump too, but I cant read it (it looks like gibberish in notepad) so I've reached a dead end (I've attached the file). Does anyone have any suggestions as to what may be the problem? Thanks for any advice!
     
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