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Multiple BSOD. DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0xD1, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0xA

    Question

  • Hello. After installing windows 8 CP everything ran smoothly. After about 6 weeks, suddenly began getting BSODs every 10 minutes or so. Decided to wipe the computer and reinstall windows 7 Home. Problem is i cannot install it as after loading the files it instantly and always BSODs containing 1 of either

    DRIVER_IRQL_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL

    IRQL_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL

    Ubuntu loaded absolutely without problems and i have been using it for about 24 hours with no hiccups or crashes (not sure if Ubuntu even has BSODs). So i have no way of looking at minidumps. Before the crash most minidumps pointed to the same root cause, ntdr.exe or something close to that (Sorry for lack of information).

    The only thing i can think of is PSU failing or being taxed since with the graphics card recently upgraded, it's pushing the maximum output of the PSU. I have gotten these BSODs on and off for about 18 months, with crashes happening every 10 minutes for days at a time, than they suddenly vanish for months before coming around again, this is the first time i have been unable to re-install windows operating system.

    Ran Memtest on Ram, checked out fine. Ran test on HDD, also no errors.

    Any help would be appreciated

    CPU: AMD X2 6500+ Black Edition (3.2ghz)

    RAM: NVIDIA DDR2 800. 2x2gb.

    MOBO: M2N-SLI Deluxe

    Video: Radeon 6870

    PSU: Generic 460w

    Sunday, May 06, 2012 5:22 AM

Answers

  • Bug Check Code 0xD1: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff560244%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    Bug Check Code 0xA: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff560129%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    Ubunto does not have BSODs but it has what we call Kernel Panic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_panic

    To start, please proceed like that:

    • Update all possible drivers
    • Uninstall all unused programs
    • Run chkdsk /r /f and sfc /scannow
    • Perform a clean boot: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    • Disable temporary all security softwares you have
    • Run memtest86+ to check your RAM. If an error was detected then replace the faulty RAM or contact your manufacturer Technical Support for assistance

    If this does not help, then use Microsoft Skydrive to upload dump files (c:\windows\minidump). Once done, post a link here.

    You can also contact Microsoft CSS for assistance.


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    Sunday, May 06, 2012 10:02 AM
  • @James-Since the PC does not boot after installing the graphics card, check the primary display adapter setting or initiate display first option in the BIOS. If the primary adapter is set to IGP, then the PC will not boot with the external graphics card. For AMI BIOS, the setting is usually found in chipset configuration. For Phoenix BIOS, the setting is found in onboard devices configuration or video configuration or anything similar to these.
    Saturday, May 19, 2012 6:25 PM

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  • Bug Check Code 0xD1: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff560244%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    Bug Check Code 0xA: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff560129%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    Ubunto does not have BSODs but it has what we call Kernel Panic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_panic

    To start, please proceed like that:

    • Update all possible drivers
    • Uninstall all unused programs
    • Run chkdsk /r /f and sfc /scannow
    • Perform a clean boot: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    • Disable temporary all security softwares you have
    • Run memtest86+ to check your RAM. If an error was detected then replace the faulty RAM or contact your manufacturer Technical Support for assistance

    If this does not help, then use Microsoft Skydrive to upload dump files (c:\windows\minidump). Once done, post a link here.

    You can also contact Microsoft CSS for assistance.


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.   

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    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
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    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
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    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Designing and Providing Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
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    Sunday, May 06, 2012 10:02 AM
  • I've got a very similar box here.

    I recently tried to upgrade to a Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 and it does not boot. Doesn't POST. Blank screen. No video at all. I've tried plugging in a 600w psu. I upgraded to the most recent (v1804) bios. I tried different connectors for the PCIE plugs. I tried placing the RAM differently. I tried another 6870: The XFX 6870. Same blank screen and no bootup.

    This board seems to be known to have weird RAM problems. My guess at this point is that maybe both of us should try popping in other RAM modules and see if the board likes those better.

    My setup:

    CPU: AMD X2 3600+ (1.9ghz)

    RAM slots A2 and B2: Kingston DDR2 667 (2 x 2GB; KVR667D2K2/2GR)

    RAM slot A1: CORSAIR DDR2 800 (1 x 1GB; CM2X1024-6400)

    MOBO: M2N-SLI Deluxe

    Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB

    PSU: Antec SmartPower 500w



    Friday, May 18, 2012 2:56 PM
  • @James-Since the PC does not boot after installing the graphics card, check the primary display adapter setting or initiate display first option in the BIOS. If the primary adapter is set to IGP, then the PC will not boot with the external graphics card. For AMI BIOS, the setting is usually found in chipset configuration. For Phoenix BIOS, the setting is found in onboard devices configuration or video configuration or anything similar to these.
    Saturday, May 19, 2012 6:25 PM