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Help: Blue screen halfway thru bootup

by Lytingale / January 21, 2005 10:50 PM PST

I have an intermittent problem with WinXPHome/SP2 on a 1-year old Sony.
Bootup begins, the wallpaper on the desktop appears, then it goes to blue screen with a dire error message that includes:
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP 0x0000000A
(0X00000017,0X0000001C,
0x000000000, 0x804E63A3)
Begin dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete

When I "report" this to Windows and investigate their site, it says it's a driver problem... But why only sometimes? Usually, I just re-boot and everything's fine, sometimes it takes twice and I unplug any USB cables in the front. But what happens the day it WON'T reboot???

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Have you checked your Event Viewer for further clues?
by Edward ODaniel / January 22, 2005 1:04 AM PST
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been discussed...
by reefurbb / January 22, 2005 1:04 AM PST

use the handy search bar at near top of forum page and "irql not less or equal".

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