BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

hello i am geting the bsod above. it started this morning and it is to the point that i cannot start widows without getting it. i am able to get into safe mode and safe mode with networking. i have uninstalled and was attempting to reinstall my amd driver and i cannot seem to get it to work in safe mode and without safemode i get like less than a minute of use before i crash. help?
i am not incompetent when it comes to pcs so not everything needs to be dumbed down for me :) but i am getting a bit flustered with my lack of progress on this issue so i decided i would post and get help this way.

i am running windows 7 64bit
8gb ddr2
amd athlon x4 ~3.00 ghz
asus M4a785-m Mobo and no external gpu
windows is installed on a 40gb hdd
and i have a 500gb hdd for data
both seagate
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  1. I got that error a week ago, or so, but it was only once in a great while. I noticed it happened once, after upgrading my video driver (an AMD Radeon 6550D [onboard graphics]). I used the ATI Catalyst Install Manager, and updated the driver, and it happened about a day later. I never did pin that problem down. I reformatted, and skipped that last driver update this time, and am not, so far, getting the blue-screen again.

    One thing I noticed, though, before I reformatted, since I was able to access the errors in the Windows System Log....I noticed that an error happened at exactly the same time as the blue screen. It was a "Kernel Power" error (Windows did not finish booting up, and was rebooted).
  2. I can't reformat... I done have my disk anymore. any other suggestions? I also have removed all amd drivers from the system and it still happens
  3. Did you, by chance, upgrade your system, like put in a new Video card, recently, that requires more power than your old one? There's a chance if you did, that you have exceeded your power supply's maximum power output.

    The first thing I would do is try to remember the time and date of the last blue-screen, and then boot to safe mode with command prompt, and run:
    compmgmt.msc
    expand "event viewer", and "windows logs". Click "System", to see which messages appeared at the same time as the blue-screeen message. If you don't have enough power to run the whole system, like when trying to run a system that requires 430Watts of power with a 350W power supply, that could cause major problems like that.
  4. There is a 750w psu (got a good deal) in the sysfem and I have made no hardware changes to it at all. I will post back with the even viewer info soon
  5. i posted a photo of one of the bsod's and the area of the error log that happened at the same time
    sorry its a Facebook link i couldn't remember my imgur info

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4770884508526.191774.1187905432&type=1
  6. Also it seems that it doesn't blue screen anymore it just restarts
  7. I would say, "click" on one of the error messages, first, before recording info off the screen. After you click on one of the red with white exclamation mark error-lines, detailed info about that specific error will appear in the "pane" below (where it has a "General" tab, and a "Details" tab [at times the "General" tab info will explain about the error]); but,

    Do you mean by, "Also it seems that it doesn't blue screen anymore it just restarts," that the system just keeps restarting and restarting, without letting you logon?
  8. Ok will do and by that I mean I login then after the desktop loads I get like 30 seconds to a minute of "use" then it goes black and restarts. Seems like it is at the end if booting up if that makes sense
  9. these are the errors i have from the last month or so
    there are a crap load of this specific error scattered about and i have been having bsod issues for quite a while now but they were spaced out
    Event 36, volsnap
    general tab
    The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit.

    details tab
    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] volsnap

    - EventID 36

    [ Qualifiers] 49158

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-10-18T03:15:12.330457200Z

    EventRecordID 42793

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2
    C:
    000000000200300000000000240006C0020000000000000001000000000000000000000000000000


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Binary data:


    In Words

    0000: 00000000 00300002 00000000 C0060024
    0008: 00000002 00000000 00000001 00000000
    0010: 00000000 00000000


    In Bytes

    0000: 00 00 00 00 02 00 30 00 ......0.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 24 00 06 C0 ....$..À
    0010: 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0018: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........


    quite a few of these also
    Event 7000, service Control Manager
    general tab

    The AODDriver4.1 service failed to start due to the following error:
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    there is also an equal amount of this error that say AODDriver4.01

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Service Control Manager
    [ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
    [ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

    - EventID 7000

    [ Qualifiers] 49152

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x8080000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-10-23T22:26:46.787889900Z

    EventRecordID 43766

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 484
    [ ThreadID] 792

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    param1 AODDriver4.1
    param2 %%2


    (critical)event 41, kernel power
    general tab

    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    [ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

    EventID 41

    Version 2

    Level 1

    Task 63

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x8000000000000002

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-10-27T16:01:39.309220600Z

    EventRecordID 44300

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 4
    [ ThreadID] 8

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    - Security

    [ UserID] S-1-5-18


    - EventData

    BugcheckCode 0
    BugcheckParameter1 0x0
    BugcheckParameter2 0x0
    BugcheckParameter3 0x0
    BugcheckParameter4 0x0
    SleepInProgress false
    PowerButtonTimestamp 0

    before every kernel power is one of these
    Event 6008, Eventlog
    general tab

    The previous system shutdown at 10:14:57 AM on ‎11/‎7/‎2012 was unexpected.

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] EventLog

    - EventID 6008

    [ Qualifiers] 32768

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-11-07T16:17:24.000000000Z

    EventRecordID 45949

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    10:14:57 AM
    ‎11/‎7/‎2012


    560715


    DC070B00030007000A000E0039008002DC070B000300070010000E0039008002600900003C000000010000006009000000000000B00400000100000013000000


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Binary data:


    In Words

    0000: 000B07DC 00070003 000E000A 02800039
    0008: 000B07DC 00070003 000E0010 02800039
    0010: 00000960 0000003C 00000001 00000960
    0018: 00000000 000004B0 00000001 00000013


    In Bytes

    0000: DC 07 0B 00 03 00 07 00 Ü.......
    0008: 0A 00 0E 00 39 00 80 02 ....9.€.
    0010: DC 07 0B 00 03 00 07 00 Ü.......
    0018: 10 00 0E 00 39 00 80 02 ....9.€.
    0020: 60 09 00 00 3C 00 00 00 `...<...
    0028: 01 00 00 00 60 09 00 00 ....`...
    0030: 00 00 00 00 B0 04 00 00 ....°...
    0038: 01 00 00 00 13 00 00 00 ........



    Event 1001, bugcheck
    general tab

    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000116 (0xfffffa800aeae4e0, 0xfffff88003e079e0, 0x0000000000000000, 0x000000000000000d). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 102712-77719-01.

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
    [ Guid] {ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952}
    [ EventSourceName] BugCheck

    - EventID 1001

    [ Qualifiers] 16384

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-10-27T16:02:46.000000000Z

    EventRecordID 44347

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 0
    [ ThreadID] 0

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    param1 0x00000116 (0xfffffa800aeae4e0, 0xfffff88003e079e0, 0x0000000000000000, 0x000000000000000d)
    param2 C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
    param3 102712-77719-01


    Event 7026, Service control Manager
    genereal tab

    The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
    AFD
    AsIO
    AsUpIO
    CSC
    DfsC
    discache
    NetBIOS
    NetBT
    nsiproxy
    Psched
    rdbss
    spldr
    tdx
    Wanarpv6
    WfpLwf

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Service Control Manager
    [ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
    [ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

    - EventID 7026

    [ Qualifiers] 49152

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x8080000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:17:35.753247500Z

    EventRecordID 48186

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 396
    [ ThreadID] 400

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    param1 AFD AsIO AsUpIO CSC DfsC discache NetBIOS NetBT nsiproxy Psched rdbss spldr tdx Wanarpv6 WfpLwf


    eight of these
    event 10005, DistributedCOM
    general tab

    DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service ShellHWDetection with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
    [ Guid] {1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}
    [ EventSourceName] DCOM

    - EventID 10005

    [ Qualifiers] 49152

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:18:21.000000000Z

    EventRecordID 48189

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 0
    [ ThreadID] 0

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    param1 1084
    param2 ShellHWDetection
    param3
    param4 {DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}


    next to six of these
    Event 7001, Service Control Manager
    general tab

    The Network List Service service depends on the Network Location Awareness service which failed to start because of the following error:
    The dependency service or group failed to start.

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Service Control Manager
    [ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
    [ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

    - EventID 7001

    [ Qualifiers] 49152

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x8080000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:18:38.262556500Z

    EventRecordID 48194

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 396
    [ ThreadID] 696

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    param1 Network List Service
    param2 Network Location Awareness
    param3 %%1068


    theres a group of 28 of these
    Event 7001, Service Control Manager
    general tab

    The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
    The dependency service or group failed to start.

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Service Control Manager
    [ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
    [ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

    - EventID 7001

    [ Qualifiers] 49152

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x8080000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:59:23.137806700Z

    EventRecordID 48443

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 448
    [ ThreadID] 436

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    param1 Computer Browser
    param2 Server
    param3 %%1068

    with 5 of these mixed in
    Event 10005, DistributedCOM
    general tab

    DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service ShellHWDetection with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
    [ Guid] {1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}
    [ EventSourceName] DCOM

    - EventID 10005

    [ Qualifiers] 49152

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:52:54.000000000Z

    EventRecordID 48412

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 0
    [ ThreadID] 0

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    param1 1084
    param2 ShellHWDetection
    param3
    param4 {DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}


    a group of 30 of these and another group of 14 and yet another group of 34 and a final group of 24 of the following error
    Event 7001, Service Control Manager
    general tab

    The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
    The dependency service or group failed to start.

    details tab

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Service Control Manager
    [ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
    [ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

    - EventID 7001

    [ Qualifiers] 49152

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x8080000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T01:43:14.129450400Z

    EventRecordID 48791

    Correlation

    - Execution

    [ ProcessID] 448
    [ ThreadID] 700

    Channel System

    Computer mike-PC

    Security


    - EventData

    param1 Computer Browser
    param2 Server
    param3 %%1068
  10. I'd say you have work to do on your video drivers, but I can't say for sure if there is something else more pressing going on, like a failing power supply.
    I think you need to get advice from someone with more experience with video drivers than I have. Sorry, I have to defer, bro. Good luck with this one.
  11. Thanks man and I hope its not a psu issue its less than a year and a half old I can run in safe mode without a problem
  12. Here's some info that might be relevant: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/342509-33-aoddriver4
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