1. Look in the event viewer to see if some dll or driver is noted.
2. Leave the case cover off.
My old computer has a blue screen problem which is intermittent, and usually as it is loading windows, however can happen anytime. It is not a heat problem as it happens as well when the puter is completely cold and started. I ran Memtest for 2 cycles and there were not memory problems showing. I cleared the CMOS and installed a new BIOS battery after that and reset the BIOS to it?s previous settings. I am running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3; Board: MSI MS-6380E 1.0; 512 Megabytes Installed Memory [DDR]; 1566 megahertz AMD Athlon XP; Maxtor Hard Drive; RADEON 8500 SERIES [Display adapter]. My screen will suddenly go into Blue screen with the message ?Driver_IRQL_Not_less_or equal? then ?Stop 0X000000D1 [0X00000004, 0X00000002, 0X00000001, 0X82F8839C] . The Blue screen will frequently then have wide lines appear across the screen so you can?t read every line. I took out my video card and reinserted it. Does anyone know the code message translation to identify the area of fault? I would appreciate any help.
Thank you Bob for taking the time to assist. I ended up pulling out my PCI ethernet card and one of my USB cards. I am not sure which one it was, however it has not gone into that blue screen message since. I suspected the ethernet card from one of the error codes and a search on google. I suspect that the ethernet card had expired, as it wouldn't connect when I carried the computer over to the router and used the ethernet cable to connect. I now just rely on the wireless connection and am having no problems. [they had both been installed for the past year without problems]. Thanks again.
You are reinforcing a lesson I've learned. Don't leave hardware that doesn't work in the machine. As a personal example close to home my dad's desktop was slow booting and more. Finally he mentioned the CDRW drive didn't work. I yanked that out and the machine booted quickly and without error.
Your favorite shows are back!
Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!