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Gateway PC that recently started shutting down spontaneously. Used system
restore to roll back to restore point, which temporarily fixes problem (for
about a week or so).

Error dump displays:
driver_irql_not_less_or_equal


System is stable in Safe mode (w/networking). Would like to copy files from
pc to laptop through shared files (through router), which worked before this
problem.

Any suggestions on getting file sharing to work while in safe mode?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Microsoft indicates that you have a unknown driver
    problem. You can get more inforation by opening up event
    viewer.
    Need help? Open up help and support and search for "event
    viewer"

    Look for red colored events that in application and
    system that relate to time of your error and open, that
    will give you a module(program) maybe a .dll also. Use
    Search companion to look up that program name to isolate
    what is giving you a problem. You can also past that info
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    >-----Original Message-----
    >Gateway PC that recently started shutting down
    spontaneously. Used system
    >restore to roll back to restore point, which temporarily
    fixes problem (for
    >about a week or so).
    >
    >Error dump displays:
    >driver_irql_not_less_or_equal
    >
    >
    >System is stable in Safe mode (w/networking). Would
    like to copy files from
    >pc to laptop through shared files (through router),
    which worked before this
    >problem.
    >
    >Any suggestions on getting file sharing to work while in
    safe mode?
    >.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    "Scott_K" <Scott_K@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Gateway PC that recently started shutting down spontaneously. Used system
    >restore to roll back to restore point, which temporarily fixes problem (for
    >about a week or so).
    >
    >Error dump displays:
    >driver_irql_not_less_or_equal
    >

    There should be more to the error message than just the name. In
    particular the 4 parameters that follow the STOP error code are direct
    clues as to the underlying cause of the error.

    See MVP Jim Eshelman's web page for STOP errors at
    http://www.aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm and click on the "0A: IRQL Not
    Less/Equal" link at the top of the left side column.

    Good luck


    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    --
    Microsoft MVP
    On-Line Help Computer Service
    http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

    "The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
  3. Just in case someone ends up in this old thread. Someone else posted recently that it could be due to leaky capacitors which can be replaced.
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