Windows Vista BSOD IRQL-NOT-LESS_OR_EQUAL

By Tdoggy ยท 5 replies
Jul 31, 2017
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  1. My Windows Vista Home premium Gateway Desktop "that I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7" has decided to pull random BSOD's on me ;-( I downloaded Sea Tools for Windows to do a scan. I start it up and it says " SCSI: Scanning for supported drives. Please wait.... Then USB: Scanning for supported drives. Please wait....Then Bam! BSOD with this.....

    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Technical information
    Stop: 0X0000000A (OXFF0000016, )X00000001B, )0X000000000,0X834c476E

    Computer also randomly pulls up a blue Screen every once in a while.....
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,529   +818

    The BSODs will be seen as ERROR events in the EventVwr.msc

    as to IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL: it's almost always failing memory; Get a copy of memtest to verify
     
  3. Tdoggy

    Tdoggy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I'm using Windows to check my memory. I didn't know this computer "that I bought from someone else" has a password on using F10 or F2 ;-( I learned the hard way.....

    Thank you for this info though ;-)
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,529   +818

    WE ALL use Memtest - - it's THE recognized standard for this test :sigh:
     
  5. Tdoggy

    Tdoggy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Is their a way to just download and use it? Or does it have to be booted up?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,529   +818

    Yes it can be DL'd, but the best way is to follow the instructions, creating a bootable Flash drive, loading Memtest to it and booting the flash . . see the website.
     

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