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Juan romero Feb 12, 2003, 12:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Im running a Windows 2000 server and i have 2 computers on my LAN , te problem is , when a computer of my network is trying to acces the internet , the server restarts by itself , and it displays the error message IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and it takes the phisical memory to the hard disk and restarts windows...i tried as anyone to change the memory or replace the location in case this slote was damaged but it didnt work , i tried also to load the bios default values in vane cos it still works that way and , as a last try i disabled the devices i wasnt using , cause i thought it might be some IRQ misunderstanding..but no , everything failed , the only thing i thought it could be was The Winpoet connection manager that everitime is running ....those problems again.

my server

PIII ...750 mhz
130 MB RAM
Windows 2000 server SP2
MB Soyo
ADSL connection with Winpoet 4.0

If anyone wants to add some comment , you re welcome ...if there is any help , thanks in advance!


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ben wilson Feb 12, 2003, 03:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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id suggest removing both computers from the server temporarily and run benchmark tests on both computer's memory to see if it is indeed bad ram use ontrack's systemsuite 4 it is very easy to use and very informative :)

James Pearson Feb 12, 2003, 03:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The strange thing is I've *just* started having the same problem. I am running Windows XP Home edition and when I try to use FTP (the only thing, so far, that has this effect) it crashes to a blue screen and the message " IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL ". At work the Windows NT PCs are having the exact same problem (but not when trying to use FTP). The thing is, all these problems have occurred since a Microsoft security update...... has anyone else experienced this problem and does anyone know what to do!?

It is REALLY frustrating!

Cheers,
James

James Pearson Feb 12, 2003, 03:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Another thing..... you're not running Sophos Virus Checker are you?

Juan romero Feb 14, 2003, 10:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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No , i just have norton antivirus enterprise edition.

but the main thing is that i dunno if it s a hardware or a software problem dunno where to start :(

M Cain Feb 14, 2003, 07:44pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'm also having problems real similar. I have just formatted my hard drive and loaded windows 2000 professional. Sometimes when I bring the computer up it immediatly shuts down once windows comes up. I also have gotten the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL message. the full message reads as follows:

Stop: 0X0000000A (0X00000000, 0X00000002, 0X00000001, 0X80448BF6)
IRQL_NOT_LESS OR EQUAL
Adress 80448BF6 base at 80400000, DateStamp
3d366b8b - ntoskrnl.exe
Beginning dump of physical memory

I have a Pentium III, 733 MHZ, 128MB Ram, 20 gig hard drive. So far I have loaded very little back on to my computer. I found a page on Microsoft's website it explains the problem as either a hardware or software conflict. I have not added any new hardware, the only new software I have loaded is my win 2000 drivers for my cd writer, printer, sound card, & my anti virus pgm.

Also this problem seems to come and go, some days I can use my computer all day without it re-booting.

ben wilson Feb 14, 2003, 07:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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most cases this is caused by faulty ram causing instabilty like i said before, test your ram :)

Juan romero Feb 18, 2003, 09:01am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i ve changed the memory , i've took off the 128MB one and put on a memory of 256 and it did happened the same way...i guess it s a software issue cos it started happening suddenly ....

James Pearson Feb 18, 2003, 12:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I emailed Microsoft, I have copied their reply below. I think it is the BT ADSL driver (that is unsigned) that is causing my problem. I have contacted BT and I'm waiting for a response. I hope this is of some use to you all......

In your case you have indicated that you get the stop error "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL".

This indicates that you are using a driver that is incompatible with Windows XP.

Most likely as you suggest this is for your BT ADSL modem.

First contact the manufacturer for Windows XP digitally signed drivers for this device and check all other as follows:-

This step-by-step article describes how you can use the Windows XP Signature
Verification tool (Sigverif.exe) to find unsigned drivers and verify device
drivers in Windows XP. This information can be helpful for troubleshooting
system instability, error messages, boot problems, and so on.

Verify Unsigned Device Drivers
------------------------------

1. Click Start, click Run, type "sigverif" (without the quotation marks), and
then click OK.

2. Click Advanced.

3. Click Look for other files that are not digitally signed.

4. In the Look in this folder box, type "x:\Windows\system32\drivers" (without
the quotation marks), where x is the letter of the drive where Windows XP is
installed.

5. On the Logging tab, make sure the Save the file signature verification
results to a log file check box is selected, and then click OK.

6. Click Start.

NOTE: The log file is named Sigverif.txt, and it is saved in the Windows
folder. Third-party drivers that are unsigned are displayed as "Not signed."
Use the drivers in this list as your troubleshooting starting point.

Disable Unsigned Device Drivers
-------------------------------

A common problem is power management features, and Microsoft requires power
management support to certify drivers. Many third-party unsigned drivers lack
this support, resulting in power management problems (such as problems going
into or coming out of hibernation and standby).

After you find unsigned drivers, you can disable them by using any of the
following methods:

- Disable the device in Device Manager (you may have to click Show hidden
devices on the View menu, and then disable the device under the Non-Plug and
Play Drivers branch).

- Uninstall the software that installed the third-party driver by using the
Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

- Rename the driver in the Winnt\System32\Drivers folder.

Troubleshooting
---------------

If you have multiple unsigned drivers, disable them one at a time. If disabling a
driver resolves the problem, contact the manufacturer of the third-party system
driver for a updated version that is designed to run with Windows XP.

Hopefully this will be of help.

We appreciate that sometimes the advice we give, by necessity may be quite complex, so if you feel that you need any assistance in working through the troubleshooting steps given, do not hesitate to call our Telephone Support Centre on 0870 60 10 100 (Customers phoning from Ireland should dial 706 5353 for technical support.), where a technician will be pleased to help you.

In the event we do not hear from you within 3 business days, this case will be archived as resolved. However, you may reopen this case at any time by creating a supplement and we will respond as soon as possible.

As you submitted your incident via Online Assisted Support it would be appreciated if you can advise us if the suggestions above solved your problem.

We trust this will leave you very satisfied with our service and if not, please let us know.

Al Todd Mar 25, 2003, 08:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL message restarts my Windows 2000 server
Hi

I'm getting that behaviour but for completely different reasons.

I get the BSOD whilst using Terminal Services, i am not using BT ASDL, but am on my corporate LAN.

Frustrating? You bet, i cannot do my work properly... i've only recently re-installed Win2K Pro too, since visual studio .NET would not install....

help!

James Pearson Mar 25, 2003, 12:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have now narrowed my problem down to Zone Alarm Pro. I have recently upgraded to their latest version and my BSOD problems have all gone :) I have only just received the latest version of drivers for my ADSL modem to try as well. Oh well, I'm sure they won't harm. Are you running Zone Alram? I have also heard of these problems being caused by certain anti-virus software.... good luck - it's wonderful when the frustration goes away, the only annoying thing I'm left with is Windows NOT shutting down properly - I thought they had fixed that since Windows 98!?

Looking forward to the next version that Microsoft inflict on us, hopefully they can fix a few more of the problems.


Eric Fenby Apr 21, 2003, 09:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have been experiencing it for a while also, but if i get the gist of th M$ document, its most probably related to power management/software, than memory/hardware.

I dont know about u guys/girls, but i just checked my network card (on win2k adv srv) in control panel/network etc etc... and sure enough my network card was set to allow the OS to manage the power, switching it on or off when it sees fit (ir maybe just lowering the power consumption, i dunno) either way, i figured that this may be the most probable cause, though i did like looking through the unsigned drivers, something of a new treat for me...

please check your machines (those that have had the trouble), and lets all rally 'round the fire again sometime soon over a cleansing ale and compare notes.

Regards

Eric Fenby, Amanuensis

Al Todd Apr 23, 2003, 04:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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watcha!

yes what fun viewing the unsigned driver info.

i removed all mine

now my cd/dvd isnt visible in win explorer and in device manager it shows as bust : corrupt registry

one full factory install coming up!

marc batags Apr 27, 2003, 09:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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This has been happening to me, on both win2k sp3 and winxp, it doesnt matter which one, everytime i get online to play black hawk down or even single play mode, IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL , then its starts a memory dump, its not my ram, cause i just put brnad new ram in

Amd athlon 800
Ram 3 sticks of 256 brand new
AGP 128mb video Ati Radeon chipset
Win2k sp3

HELP ! Maybe my power supply is not enought watts? I think its a 250 or 300 watt

I never really had this problem before, Maybe its the service packs
Let me know if this happens to anyone else

Batags

Michael Stevens May 16, 2003, 04:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I was wondering when this would happen to me,lol. I occurred right after I was downloading a game for RealArcade. As soon as the download finished, I got the BSOD with that message. From what I have seen on these forums, a lot of people are pointing their fingers at RAM. I was doing nothing else at the time either.

My pc..
2.53 P4
Radeon 9700 pro
512mg ram
asus p4s8x

Dr Fever May 20, 2003, 03:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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After reading all the posts concerning this prob, that thankfully I'm not the only one having, I've surmised that it is only fractionally a memory prob...see I'm running pc2100 that is solid and still having the prob...it occurs not only bootup but on install too?? no...not a driver issue, unsigned or not.
Page file is the virtual memory that is the memory problem...when xp first installs it sets a custom size to the page file size...after reading the page on MS' website on the issue http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810093 I changed my page file size to follow what they were saying...now I wont know for a day or two whether it works or not but I'm pretty confident...I usually have the problem every other day and once it happens it takes me a half hour of coaxing to get my machine back up. Good luck if this doesn't work for you...

btw
AMD Athlon 1600+
MSI Via K7T266 Pro 2 RU
256 mb pc2100
80 WD HD
10/100 d-link 530
geforce 256 32 mg


Doktor Fever

Borg Mensch May 23, 2003, 05:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I got the same BSD and message during an install of XP
I went into the BIOS and set the performance option to "failsafe" instead of performance and all went smooth after that.
The performance options I think will run all parameters at max, but the rest of the system wont nessessarilly work at that setting -memory timings etc. wont work correctly.
This was something I learnt when my mate had a problem of his system rebooting seemingly at random after enabling "performance" option in BIOS.
Cant hurt to try it eh?

"If I cant fix it, I will f**k it up so bad no one can fix it!"
Israel Cerezo Jr Jun 02, 2003, 12:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I tried to defrag my PC and suddenly the mouse got frozen. A blue screen showed up and restart the PC by itself.

The messages I received in the blue screen are the following:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000218, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x80420E40)

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

*** ADDRESS 80420E40 base at 80400000, DateStamp 3d366b8b - ntoskrnl.exe

Beginning dump of physical memory



Can someone help me resolve this problem? Thank you in advance....

Israel Cerezo Jr Jun 02, 2003, 12:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I tried to defrag my PC and suddenly the mouse got frozen. A blue screen showed up and restart the PC by itself.

The messages I received in the blue screen are the following:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000218, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x80420E40)

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

*** ADDRESS 80420E40 base at 80400000, DateStamp 3d366b8b - ntoskrnl.exe

Beginning dump of physical memory



Can someone help me resolve this problem? Thank you in advance....

Israel Cerezo Jr Jun 02, 2003, 12:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I tried to defrag my PC and suddenly the mouse got frozen. A blue screen showed up and restart the PC by itself.

The messages I received in the blue screen are the following:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000218, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x80420E40)

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

*** ADDRESS 80420E40 base at 80400000, DateStamp 3d366b8b - ntoskrnl.exe

Beginning dump of physical memory



Can someone help me resolve this problem? Thank you in advance....

Antonis Hatjiant Jun 19, 2003, 04:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey,

I've the same problem when I am running games.

I 've a P4 at 2,6 HT (Hyper Threading) and 512 DDR 400 RAM on the Albatron PX845Pev Pro m/b.

Any suggestions on how to solve the problem?

Thanx in advance.

Antonis.


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