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Can't start at all

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  • Blue Screen
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
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March 28, 2010 7:08:15 AM

I've had a Dell 600m for about 5 years, added 2 sticks of Kingston RAM when I bought it. There hasn't been any new hardware installed since, and no software for a few months. So one day I started getting the BSOD with the error

IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL

STOP 0x0000000A 0x00000000 0x00000002 0x00000001 0x804DC11D

I can't do any memory tests or anything, because I get the BSOD everytime I start the computer. When I tested the memory sticks, it didn't solve anything. If I try to start it in safe mode, I've noticed that it will get stuck on sptd.sys. But when I restart and go to the recovery console, I just get a blank black screen with a flashing text cursor in the top corner, nothing else.

Can anyone help me out?

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March 28, 2010 10:30:22 AM

Take a look in this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063

You may find the solution there.
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March 28, 2010 4:06:16 PM

Unfortunately, I can't do any of the solutions listed, as I don't have the Windows XP installation disc. How can I find the CD image without being able to boot windows?
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January 27, 2012 8:19:04 PM

Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
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January 27, 2012 8:19:07 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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