IRQL_not_less_or_equal

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by Twilit Soul, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Twilit Soul

    Twilit Soul New Member

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    I brought it out of sleep mode and it crashed. Really, that's all that I can say. Hit power button. Saw login screen for just a moment [I think? It's all a blur!], then the bluescreen. I attached all the relevant files listed in that sticky thread, I believe. I've been having issues with my wireless adapter lately but I can't find a newer driver version...if that info matters *shrug*
     

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  2. zigzag3143

    zigzag3143 Honorable Member
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    Memory corruption probably caused by a driver. please run these two tests



    1-Memtest.

    *Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

    *Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

    Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

    Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.



    2-Driver verifier

     
  3. Twilit Soul

    Twilit Soul New Member

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    Oy...well, before that, I want to mention that I've manually installed two RAM sticks from Crucial. You can see them in the CPU-Z tabs. I also moved my original RAM stick to a different slot for a reason I don't remember. Do you think one of them might be slightly loose? Or that maybe the two RAM sticks I bought don't get along with the third stick? I'm basically trying to avoid finding two blank DVD's...I'm a college student without a way to get to a store for some days at the moment.
     
  4. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    Personally I'd remove the odd stick of ram. Ideally your RAM should be matched. Same Manufacturer, Type, Model, Size, Batch, Timings, Etc. Preferably bought as a matched set.

    DriverVerifier is a windows utility already on your machine so no disc required.

    I'm unsure whether Memtest86+ can be run from a usb just in case you had one available.
     

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