Help requested! IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Dorlan2001, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Dorlan2001

    Dorlan2001 MDL Novice

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    Hi there guys! I am having an annoying problem on my Windows 10 PC (desktop). You see, whenever I want to turn off, or restart my computer, there is a 75% chance that this error happens. Always appears after Windows (apparently) successfully shut itself down, the screen goes black and then... BAM! The sad face BSOD appears! :(

    I don't know what is causing this error, but I presume that probably is an driver device error or a BIOS related one. Thing is, this PC worked fine with Windows 7 Pro, and this is an upgrade from that one!

    How can I upload a Crash Dump for you guys to analyze? Thanks for your help! :)
     
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    100 MDL Expert

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    The default directory for minidumps is %systemroot%\minidump, and default path for most recent other type of crash dump is %systemroot%\memory.dmp. I don't recall what the default dump type setting is.
    And yes, it's most likely driver-related.
     
  3. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    #3 glennsamuel32, Apr 15, 2016
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    I used to get that error back in the overclocking days when I went too high :rolleyes:


    Most likely wrong device drivers, as Win 7 works fine...
    Check Device Manager for any flags...
    Also use device drivers for Win 10 from your PC manufacturers site...

    And I would check the Event viewer instead of the system dump...
     
  4. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    Also, try turning off fast start in power options. That nice feature does not play nice with older hardware. :(