Irql_not_less_or_equal_to Bsod Problems

By MichealGoodwin ยท 8 replies
Feb 2, 2008
  1. Hi all,

    Just got a new ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard for my system because the other one was cactus and only powered up for about 4 seconds.

    Turn's on fine and stays on until about 5 seconds into the Windows XP loading screen and i get BSOD with the infamous IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL_TO error, It has no file displayed down the bottom of BSOD either as to what it's relevant to.

    No matter how i go about trying to fix it i can't do it.

    If i try to re-install windows/repair windows/use safe mod i get the same BSOD straight after or sometimes even before the installation commences.

    I don't have a Floppy disk drive either.

    I have also tested RAM and still get the same error, i've hit a brick wall.

    Any suggestions, help or idea's on how to fix this would be more than appreciated!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Repair should work.
    It's usually standard measure to Repair after replacing motherboards

    Can be Ram, trying running with just one card (if you have two) Or at least re-seat
    Can be bios, just do a reset (refer to manual)

    How important is the data, if it's not so important, just do a fresh install of Windows
  3. MichealGoodwin

    MichealGoodwin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As i said, i cant get to the point to Repair or even do a fresh Re-Install. Getting BSOD as they start to commence or before even getting to the point where i can select.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Hi again,

    Just to re-confirm, have you set your CMOS (usually DEL or F2 or other prompt at computer startup) to Cdrom as the first bootable device ?

    If this happens, even when booting directly to CD, then it must be hardware related, (or faulty bios)

    You can update the Motherboards BIOS by going HERE and selecting the plus sign on BIOS
    support new CPU.

    You can update your bios without a floppy too, by copying the BIOS update TOOL and updated bios FIRMWARE to a bootable CD

    This may be a good option, how do you feel about doing this?
  5. MichealGoodwin

    MichealGoodwin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sounds great ill give that a shot, seem to be having brick walls again no matter what way i go, the only spare comp in the house does'nt have a CD burner HAH which means i've probably gotta wait until i get access to one. (Tomorrow)

    Thanks again for the help ill keep you posted on how it goes.
  6. MichealGoodwin

    MichealGoodwin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, after much agrivation. Tried new GFX card. No good, new thermal glue, still no good. Left the computer after trying both of these things for a day. Switched her back on re-installed windows no problems.

    Conclusion; no idea what caused it, but it works now so im happy.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Yeah that'll fix it !

    Either way, it's resolved :)
  8. MichealGoodwin

    MichealGoodwin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Too true, thanks again for all the help.
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Now that's quick !
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