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Windows 8 BSOD on boot Iqrl not less or equal RRS feed

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  • Hello, Yesterday I bought a windows 8 pro upgrade to move my system from 7 up to 8. Everything was working fine, but I noticed all of my USB devices would randomly disconnect and reconnect. This included my USB wireless adapter. I disabled the USB turn off thing or whatever it was called under power options, but that didn't work. I assumed it was the driver for my wireless adapter so I checked the site and found a windows 8 driver but it was only a beta. Never the less I downloaded it and installed the new driver and it seemed to be working much better. However I woke up this morning and turned my computer on and it booted fine, but I got to my desktop and noticed that I didn't have any Internet, so I went to my device manager to check what happened, and it wasn't showing my wireless adapter at all, even as an unknown item. I thought it was odd and decided to reboot to see if that might help. When I rebooted it gets right past the BIOS and then crashes saying Iqrl is not less or equal. I went into bios had it boot from cd with my windows 8 cd in it, Andy that loaded but I cannot use any of the repair features, reset says I'm missing a hd partition, refresh says my drive is locked, restore says my drive is locked, automatic repair says it can't repair my pc but gives no reason why. I attempted to do a system image recovery, but the o Bly image I have is from win 7 and it says the system image was created using EFI and my computer is using the BIOS.... I'm pretty knowledgeable in the computer realm but this one has thrown me for a loop. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm using a self built computer and my wireless adapter is a tp-link tl-wn722n
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:48 PM

Answers

  • A bugcheck (BSOD) is a mechanism to protect your PC from damage.

    You get this one:

    Bug Check 0xA: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff560129%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    The IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bug check has a value of 0x0000000A. This indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.

    Cause

    This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high.

    The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.

    To see the cause I have to take a look at the dumps with the Debugging Tools for Windows.

    Please start the Windows Explorer and go to the folder C:\Windows\Minidump. Next, copy the dmp files to your desktop, zip all dmp into 1 zip file and upload the zip file to your public Skydrive [1] folder and post a link here.

    If you can't see dmp files, make sure your Windows is configured correctly [2][3] to generate dumps.

    If you want to analyze them your own, check those videos [4][5]

    André

    [1] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65
    [2] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254649
    [3] http://blog.nirsoft.net/2010/07/27/how-to-configure-windows-to-create-minidump-files-on-bsod/
    [4] http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-15-WinDbg-Bugchecks
    [5] http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-16-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier, http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-17-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier-Part-2, http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-18-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier-Part-3


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:54 PM

All replies

  • 1. Have you applied chipset driver and appropriate drivers (namely for USB 3). That is why I prefer vannilla plain installation.

    2. Upgrade BIOS

    3. Try refresh

    Rgds

    Milos

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:37 PM
  • A bugcheck (BSOD) is a mechanism to protect your PC from damage.

    You get this one:

    Bug Check 0xA: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff560129%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    The IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bug check has a value of 0x0000000A. This indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.

    Cause

    This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high.

    The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.

    To see the cause I have to take a look at the dumps with the Debugging Tools for Windows.

    Please start the Windows Explorer and go to the folder C:\Windows\Minidump. Next, copy the dmp files to your desktop, zip all dmp into 1 zip file and upload the zip file to your public Skydrive [1] folder and post a link here.

    If you can't see dmp files, make sure your Windows is configured correctly [2][3] to generate dumps.

    If you want to analyze them your own, check those videos [4][5]

    André

    [1] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65
    [2] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254649
    [3] http://blog.nirsoft.net/2010/07/27/how-to-configure-windows-to-create-minidump-files-on-bsod/
    [4] http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-15-WinDbg-Bugchecks
    [5] http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-16-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier, http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-17-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier-Part-2, http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-18-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier-Part-3


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:54 PM