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 90 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. MarkHAllen July 3, 2010 1:23:17 PM Thank you - that worked perfectly! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL Forum[BSOD][Install][freeze] ForumTrying to diagnose source of BSOD ForumWhat do you guys think about this? ForumBSODs (possibly caused by Google Chrome) ForumMemory errors with 4GB, 2GB works fine Forumkt400 ultra palntinum w/ amd 3000+ won't install OS, BSOD ForumTrying to install windows 7 on new hard drive via usb / ForumBIOS Thinks USB Flash Drive is a Hard Drive ForumHow do i remove write-protection from my usb flash drive ForumUSB drive won't connect on XP computer ForumUnable to boot from USB drive ForumHow to Backup or Retrieve Corrupt external usb Hard Drive Data? ForumHow to remove write protection from my USB flash drive ? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !