DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD getting very annoying

By Romadstud
Aug 31, 2010
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  1. I have had this issue SOLELY when i'm gaming... specifically using the games: Unreal Tournament 3 and Halflife 2 Deathmatch... I'm attatching the most recent minidump in the file, however i have had a BSOD today and i can't find a record of it... and suggestions?... please help... my rig details is in my profile if needed... thanks in advance!

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Did you try updating your video card drivers? We have found that if BSODs are only occuring while gaming video card drivers are the main culprit. I suggest doing the following...

    1. Download Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper (both have free versions; make sure the version will work with your OS) to your desktop screen and install.

    2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

    3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper but ONLY for the video card drivers. I had someone use it on their chipset drivers! If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay.

    4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.

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