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Stability problems - Help urgently needed

  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
September 30, 2002 4:18:33 PM

After I've upgraded to XP, I experience many crashes and it happens almost every hour...
When it happens - I get the blue screen which says :
"IRQL not less or equal". Mostly it happens when I click on internet links or try to watch video/divx files.
The question is: why all this happens and how can I find out if this is hardware or software problem. And most important - how to make it stop...
My system configuration is:
Athlon Thunderbird 1.33 GHz
Asus A7M266, bios revision 1007
256 Mb DDR
80 GB WD hard drive
GeForce 4 4400

Thanks for your help!

More about : stability problems urgently needed

September 30, 2002 4:46:13 PM

the number is:
0x0000000A 0xE1954110 0x00000002 0x00000000 0x805DCC5B
and how do I use that page u gave me the link for?
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October 1, 2002 10:33:29 AM

Are you overclocking at all?

I'd suspect either RAM, PS or video card. What brand of RAM are you running? What Power Supply?

Can you swap in different RAM, or vid card?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
October 1, 2002 2:52:13 PM

I have 256 Mb of Kingston 266 MHz DDR
GeForce 4 4400 with 128 Mb of memory

I think they are fine - anyway, as long as I'm not a PC store - no chance for changing these two...
October 1, 2002 2:52:50 PM

And no, I don't overclock...
October 1, 2002 10:47:07 PM

I used to have problems like that about a year ago under win2k.

It was the 4n1's screwing up my system.

Are you using the 4.43's, and the detonator 40.71's?

You might try loading XP and NOT using the 4n1's, just to see if your stability returns...

P4's @ 3600Mhz ()wNz J00 4LL!!!!!!
October 2, 2002 11:43:42 AM

and how do I use that page u gave me the link for?

You look through them till you find the one that matches yours!

AS mentioned, a lot of "STOP...blah blah" errors are caused by bad ram, I had a system (still got it actually) k6-3 400, had 128 of ram and was bought when the 400 was the fastest cpu available, ran win98 perfectly for years, put 2k on it, and just wouldnt install, kept getting missing files/stop errors, turnded out to be the ram (which is now in a friends 98 box running fine- go figure)

If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
October 2, 2002 12:50:48 PM

Thanks, folks, I appreciate your help...
But hey, you know what was the problem?
You'll laugh loudly - Norton Antivirus 2002!!!!
As soon as I've got it upgraded to 2003 - all the blue screens - gone and as far as I see in last 24 hours - system works perfectly fine.
So if there is anybody else with the same problem - tell them that changing antivirus can help in some cases...
October 2, 2002 1:23:23 PM

odd, I know loads of people that run nav2k2, oh well, as long as your system is back up and running :) , decent of you to pass on the solution also.

If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?