BSOD... Tried Everything

By joeplaysbass ยท 7 replies
Feb 16, 2008
  1. Blue Screen of death appears randomly. Sometimes it happens three times in a row.. other times it happens only about once a week. Tried all kinds of diagnostics and checks... can't seem to figure it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    All five of your minidump errors are 0x0A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    These are typically caused by a bad driver, or faulty or incompatible hardware or software. Technically, this error condition means that a kernel-mode process or driver tried to access a memory location to which it did not have permission, or at a kernel Interrupt ReQuest Level (IRQL) that was too high.

    The issue at this point is that all probable causes cited by your minidumps is that they are all Windows drivers which doesn't tell us a whole lot.

    Please list all the various diagnostics and checks you have already done.
  3. phrgflyer

    phrgflyer TS Rookie

    My error report contents shows the following:


    How do I find out if this is a bad driver (and which one) or incompatible hardware or software (and what hardware or software)?

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    phrgflyer, it would be best if you started your own thread and when you do attach your minidumps.
  5. joeplaysbass

    joeplaysbass TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry for the late response

    Thusfar, I have run the memtestx86 and windows disk check...both of which came up clean. I tried my hand at using the windbg.. but i cant understand what its trying to tell me. I'll attack two of the most recent dump files.
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    One minidump was too general to point to be definitive.

    Do you have a Compaq? The other pointed to wlcom51b.sys which is an Agere Wireless Driver and Compaq installs this in their systems.
  7. joeplaysbass

    joeplaysbass TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes. It is a Compaq Evo N620C. The laptop has all of the latest drivers from Windows Update.
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    You need to go to Compaq's website and download and install their latest wireless drivers. Windows updates are something completely different.
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