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  Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 
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Jonas Hallberg Aug 01, 2006, 02:35am EDT Report Abuse
I have a problem with my computer constantly rebooting, especially if I play games.

The message I get at the bluescreen is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL,
STOP: 0x0000000A (0x80758DD8, 0x000000FF, 0x00000001, 0x806D0CD0)

I started the verifier to try and find out what driver it was that caused the issue but that didn't show anything.
In the event viewer I find this:

Event 1003
Felkod 1000000a, parameter1 80758dd8, parameter2 000000ff, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 806d0cd0.

Event 1003
Felkod 100000d1, parameter1 00000040, parameter2 000000ff, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 807cee15.

I've tried formatting and reinstalling everything, tried switching the ram modules but still rebooted no matter which one of them I used solo or if I used them together, been looking into temperature but no high temperature's (below 50's).

My system is:

amd64 3800+
msi k8n neo 4 platinum
powercolor x800pro
crucial 1024mb ddr ram
thermaltake xaser 480w psu

Minidumps can be found at:

If there is any other info you need to help solve this problem please let me know, it has been this way for a couple of weeks now and it's driving me insane with reboots every 5-15 minutes when trying to play.

Thanks in advance,

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Chris McNally Aug 01, 2006, 04:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Did the problem just start spontaneously? Or were there any hardware or software changes?

IRQ not less than or equal messages are usually ram or driver related, but since you've swapped your ram out I'd tend towards it being a PSU problem. Have you checked you videocard temps or just your CPU?


Chris McNally

Moderator - Hardware Analysis
Jonas Hallberg Aug 01, 2006, 05:15am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Thanks for the quick reply.
The problem started without any hardware or software changes, I might have moved the computer around a bit but not plugged in anything new or anything like that so I'd say pretty spontaneous, weird thing was that I was on a LAN and while there I didn't have a single problem, I've tried different places though and I have the same at most places so that was probably just random that it worked then.

I've checked the temperature on the videocard too and it is a bit higher then the temperature on the cpu but not that much, I'll do a recheck on it but if i remember it correctly it was about 60 degrees maximum.

So trying another PSU should be a good thing then, will have a check to see if I can get hold of one fast, if I need to buy a new one do you have any to recommend and do you think that mine is malfunctioning or just not enough power?


Chris McNally Aug 01, 2006, 05:33am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
That should be easily enough power for your requirements, so if it is the PSU it will be because it's going bad. Try to borrow one from a friend or buy one from a store with a good return policy, as the symptoms are not very clear in your case. Enermax, Tagan, PCP&C, Antec, Seasonic, all these and more are good brands.


Chris McNally

Moderator - Hardware Analysis
Jonas Hallberg Aug 02, 2006, 12:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
I have now tried with a new PSU and no luck there, I also had a look to see if any of my devices share IRQ, I found that IRQ's 20 and 21 was shared but they're both shared by built-in devices on my motherboard.
20 has Realtek Audio '97 and Nvidia Nforce4 Serial ATA Controller.
21 has Nvidia Network Bus Enumerator and Nvidia Nforce 4 Serial ATA Controller.
Don't know if that has anything to do with it?
Gonna go try to disable my onboard realtek and try to get hold of a "real" soundcard to see if that fixes the problem.

eagle b Aug 11, 2006, 07:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
do you hear a click noise when it reboots?
try changing power supply (test with someone else's)

Jonas Hallberg Aug 11, 2006, 09:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
I haven't heard any special sound at all at the reboots and I've tried changing the PSU and been running the chassi open and with a roomfan blowing on it to make sure it's not overheating but nothing helps, will keep trying new things.

Disabling the onboard soundcard and one of the onboard network cards didn't help. It's like when I change something it's fine for a little while before it figures out that, oh yeah, there was something wrong *reboot*.

eagle b Aug 15, 2006, 08:13pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
figured out the pc that i was working on for someone with same problem, was the video card
ran ok when drivers removed....but was still flaky sometimes, so changed the card and everything good now... ya might wanna see how yours runs without the vid drivers to test

Jonas Hallberg Aug 15, 2006, 10:47pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Rebooting computer, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Thanks alot mate, I'll try and post if it works.



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