IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL - USB Drive Tags: Hard Drives USB Drive Windows XP Storage Last response: July 3, 2010 1:23 PM in Storage Share MarkHAllen July 2, 2010 8:59:54 PM I've got a Maxtor portable USB drive that I use for back-ups, etc. It has worked fine on my XP SP3 machine for over a year. Unfortunately, I experienced a very brief full power outage (just seconds) while the USB drive was connected. Ever since then, when I connect the drive I get the blue screen with the above error. I've tried uninstalling the drivers for the drive and USB mass storage drivers, but still get the error. I have taken the drive and plugged it in to another XP SP3 machine and it recognized it and worked just fine! I'm sure that the power surge corrupted a file, but which one and how do I replace it? Thanks. More about : irql equal usb drive Ubrales a c 119 G Storage July 3, 2010 1:17:47 AM Connect the USB drive in the other computer, in which it works fine. Save all the files. Then do a complete format of the USB drive. I hope you don't have the annoying U3 program on this USB. If you do, uninstall the U3. m 0 l MarkHAllen July 3, 2010 1:23:17 PM Thank you - that worked perfectly! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBSODs ntoskrnl irql not less than equal Forum IRQL_LESS_THAN_EQUAL ERROR Forum IRQL LESS THAN OR EQUAL Forum IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL Forum irql_not_less_than_equal or somethings like that Forum DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL Forum IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSoD with multiple USB devices Forum \Bluescree IRQL Drive not less or equal Forum IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL: blue screen after remove usb device Forum External hard drive causes blue screen - IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL Forum Corrupt Hard Drive, "IRQL_NOT LESS_OR_EQUAL" blue screen Forum SolvedBlue Screens- irql_not_equal_or_less on startup Forum Solveddriver_irql_not_less_or_equal nvlddmkm.sys error while paying games Forum SolvedBSOD Irql_not_less_or_equal ntoskrnl.exe (PLEASE HELP!) Forum SolvedBlue Screen Of Death DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Forum Solved3 Different BSODs: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL_TO, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA Forum SolvedHow To Fix IRQL Not Less Or Equal Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 BSOD- IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL Forum SolvedIRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Windows 8.1 launch error Forum SolvedIRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Error in Windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !