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  • Please help me on this. I have downloaded a particular software that corrupted my Sony Vaio. When I ran the .exe program it restarted and then the BSOD came up. It says

    DRIVER_IRQI_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, then at the bottom it shows the iastor.sys

    i have restored it but i don't want to reinstall the OS. Please Please help me.

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:46 AM

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  • <lady_engineer> wrote in message news:b1015f80-ff09-4aa1-b934-0de58ef8ad7d@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    thanks for nothing! ♥

    Pretty harsh from someone expecting free support from volunteers.

    What did you download that corrupted your Vaio? Was it malware, or a known good program? Have you tried booting from you Windows 7 DVD and doing a start-up repair? Read here for how:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

    If it was malware, download a scanner that will allow you to create a boot CD. Start with it and do a thorough scan.

    If worse comes to worst, you may have to reinstall Windows and everything else you have on your machine. Good times! :-)

    On a side note, if you have a current backup or disk image, you can always restore to that point in time to when the backup or image was created. If not, then that might be a good policy to put into place after you get all this fixed.


    SC Tom
    -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:07 AM
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:42 PM

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  • Error Message:

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Explanation:

    This Stop message indicates that a kernel-mode process or driver attempted to access a memory address to which it did not have permission to access. The most common cause of this error is an incorrect or corrupted pointer that references an incorrect location in memory. A pointer is a variable used by a program to refer to a block of memory. If the variable has an incorrect value in it, the program tries to access memory that it should not. When this occurs in a user-mode application, it generates an access violation. When it occurs in kernel mode, it generates a STOP 0x0000000A message. If you encounter this error while upgrading to a newer version of Windows, it might be caused by a device driver, a system service, a virus scanner, or a backup tool that is incompatible with the new version.

     

    Resolution:

     iastor.sys is an Intel storage driver. You can download its latest version from here and install it.

    I this does not solve the problem, please use skydrive to upload dump files (c:\windows\minidump).

     


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    Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:38 AM
  • hi! our IT here in the office has tried to do the recovery for the vaio but still it won't continue as soon as it says "...set up for first use" the bsod comes up again with the same iaStor.sys error. How can I install the updated driver if I can't boot up my laptop? Please help me. Thank you.

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:27 AM
  • thanks for nothing! ♥

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:21 AM

  • <lady_engineer> wrote in message news:b1015f80-ff09-4aa1-b934-0de58ef8ad7d@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    thanks for nothing! ♥

    Pretty harsh from someone expecting free support from volunteers.

    What did you download that corrupted your Vaio? Was it malware, or a known good program? Have you tried booting from you Windows 7 DVD and doing a start-up repair? Read here for how:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

    If it was malware, download a scanner that will allow you to create a boot CD. Start with it and do a thorough scan.

    If worse comes to worst, you may have to reinstall Windows and everything else you have on your machine. Good times! :-)

    On a side note, if you have a current backup or disk image, you can always restore to that point in time to when the backup or image was created. If not, then that might be a good policy to put into place after you get all this fixed.


    SC Tom
    -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:07 AM
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:42 PM
  • Hi

    I had exactly the same issues, I had a virus Backdoor.Tildserv.M which had infected my boot records. I had to rebuild my boot records but you may be able to search for a removal tool.

    MickyT now retired

    Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:02 PM