00a irql not less or equal daily BSOD

By daedric · 34 replies
May 5, 2011
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  1. daedric

    daedric TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    my mistake.
    So i have the windows 7 upgrade disk, and trying to repair it from the disk itself at the desktop screen. and halfway thru, it gives me that internet explorer error and wont let me go any further.
    i will try prime 95 first tho and tell you my results.
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    As you are using an upgrade disc you will have to remove SP1 before the Repair/Upgrade install will work.
  3. daedric

    daedric TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    so i did the prime95 program and after 32 minutes, 12 tests, it found 1 error. and said hardware failure detected

    what exactly do you need me to look at/ want to know about this test and its results?
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    What test did you run? Had you followed the instructions in the guide? What temperature did the CPU get up to. A failure after only 32 minutes is not good, but you need to make sure you are running the tests correctly. This may be picking up an error in the circuitry between the CPU and your RAM slots, which from previous errors found with the RAM in slot 1 & 3 seems fairly likely.

    Use this free software to check the CPU temperatures, set it up to display the temps in the taskbar.

  5. daedric

    daedric TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    i ran the test that tests the most ram and cpu, and when it failed the test, my computer locked up, therefore i couldnt see how hot it ran.
    also, i was playing a game (league of legends) and it crashed in the middle saying "your nvidia graphics chip has stopped." then said something about accessing in kernel mode. could this be because i may have had a 32 bit driver for that card downloaded when im running a 64 bit OS?
  6. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    This error may be due to overheating, but first I would get the correct 64bit driver for the card and then try it again.

    Make sure your graphics card is clean, blow out the fan and cooler with a can of compressed air.

    You can test the card with this software.


    FurMark Setup:
    - If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
    - In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
    Click "Go" to start the test
    - Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
    NOTE: Set the alarm to go off at 90ºC. Then watch the system from that point on. If the system doesn't display a temperature, watch it constantly and turn it off at the first sign of video problems. DO NOT leave it it unmonitored, it can DAMAGE your video card!!!
    - Click "Quit" to exit
    These instructions for using Prime95 may help, they are a bit more simplified. But first install the temperature software (post 29) and set it to display the temps in the taskbar. Then run the tests again.

  7. daedric

    daedric TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    sorry was out of town, but brother was on computer and told me 3 bsod's came up. will post dumps for you

    Alright so i have the program CPUID hardware monitor and it goes at a max of 94 degrees C with fan speed of 54% of max..

    of the 3 bsod's, 2 were 0x0a and the other was 0x1a. dumps attached.

    also flash player keeps crashing on me, have uninstalled/reinstalled but still crashes, any suggestions?

    Attached Files:

  8. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    It's late where I am so not much time to spare, I'll check the dumps tommorrow.

    With a temp as high as 94º and the fan at a max of 54% something is wrong with you fan speed control, it should be on 100% at that temp.
  9. daedric

    daedric TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    how do i increase the fan speed manually?
  10. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886


    This software may give you some control over the fan speed but I have not used this so can't be certain. The fan speed is controlled by the motherboard so you cannot change it without 3rd party software. You could try removing the cooler and, after cleaning the CPU and the cooler with alcohol, apply a fresh layer of thermal paste.

    Did you run the FurMark test on the GPU? When you checked the CPU temp (at 94ºC) what was running?

    I went through the last few dumps, the first two are inconclusive but suggest drivers, the third one name a Direct X driver and possibly memory.

    You could try reinstalling Direct X but there is no guarantee this will make any difference, have you got the correct 64bit driver on the graphics card yet as that may change things.

    I have to say that the way things are going this is beginning to look like a faulty motherboard. There are now three pieces of evidence to back this up.

    1.There is clearly a problem with the associated circuitry connected to the memory slots.

    2.Prime 95 detected a fault after only half an hour.

    3.Your fan speed controller is showing a possible fault. (The speed control is built in to the motherboard).

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