BCOD- IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Specs:
HP dv5-1017nr notebook computer
Windows 7 Pro
320gb Hard drive
4gb RAM
blu ray drive


About a week ago, my computer started blue-screening. I get the following message either immediately after I log into windows or within an hour or so of logging on:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0X0000000A (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF80002EA72B3)

Is this a sign of hardware failure? Or is a software error?
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More about bcod irql_not_less_or_equal
  1. Most likely a RAM error, could also be caused by overheating.
  2. In general, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL indicates that a kernel-mode process or driver attempted to access a memory address to which it did not have permission to access. The most common cause of this error is an incorrect or corrupted pointer that references an incorrect location in memory.

    In many cases, it is hardware issues which might be caused by a device driver VGA , Sound
  3. i just recently fixed that problem in my desktop. it was a virus that got past my avast suite. i used Safe Returner virus removal program to get rid of it. it was a relitively new [mAloB] virus. i havent gotten the bsod irql screen since then.
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