Searching for help! BSOD IRQL.


I have had several problems with BSOD recently, mostly MEMORY, but lately this "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL".

When I try to restart the computer I get the same "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". This has happened about ten times now.

I cannot start W7, and I'm not sure how to start it in safe mode either.
I'm a total n00b, been doing some research though, but how am I suppose to collect crash dumps et.c. and run them in all the suggested programs in the guides I have been reading if I don't even can start the computer I have problems with?

I'm writing this from my laptop. Please help me, what should I do? I really need this computer that crashed to work again.

Things I have read;
Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC
Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files.
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting



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To start in Safe Mode, rapidly tap the F8 key after the manufacturer's splash screen goes away (and before the Windows splash screen shows up). That'll get you a menu where Safe Mode with Networking is one of the choices.

If the first entry on the list says something like "Repair your computer" - go ahead and try it (Startup Repair) and see if it helps.

I suggest using Safe Mode with Networking so that you can connect to the Internet on the problem computer. If that doesn't work, then try the plain "Safe Mode" entry.

You can also get started on diagnostics by using these free, bootable programs (they don't need Windows in order to boot up): Initial Hardware Diagnostics Please post back with the results.

Post back about your experiences with Safe Mode and we'll see where to go next. Then perform the diagnostics that I've suggested and let us know about them.

Good luck!

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