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Intermittent Blue screen message

by joehawk / November 25, 2008 2:48 AM PST

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.

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Sorry, there is no do this for said code.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2008 3:43 AM PST
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Problem fixed
by joehawk / December 5, 2008 11:53 AM PST

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.

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Thanks for the report. My thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2008 10:46 PM PST
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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.

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