blue screen with code 0x0000000A Irql_less_or

Dell Latitude d630 notebook
August 12, 2009 at 13:50:29
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4,2GB
please help me!
For 6 month, in some period I have blue screen with this code( stop: 0x0000000A(0x000000C4,0x0000001C,0x00000000,0x8050304d)on my laptop(Dell latitude D630)and then when I turn it on and off I hang up at bios check and then for third and fourth I have blue screen at the windows startup and now there is no problem and every problem be disappear,and when I run dell diagnostic program, it cannot find any problem. also I haven't installed no hardware and software.

Thanks and best regards


See More: blue screen with code 0x0000000A Irql_less_or

Report •


#1
August 12, 2009 at 15:08:31
You can get the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error from many causes, but sometimes it can be just because the ram module contacts are not getting a good connection - this worked for me when I got that error:

A common thing that can happen with ram, even ram that worked fine previously, is the ram has, or has developed, a poor connection in it's slot(s).
This usually happens a long time after the ram was installed, but it can happen with new ram, or after moving the computer case from one place to another, and I've had even new modules that needed to have their contacts cleaned.

See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated:
http://www.computing.net/hardware/w...

For a laptop, you must remove both its main battery and AC adapter before you do that.

Consult your User manual for your model if you need to.


Report •

#2
August 13, 2009 at 13:54:52
Dear Tubesandwires
Thanks for your help.
I read in one site that this problem(0x0000000A) might come from hard disk or graphic card, what's your I idea? furthermore when I see this problem, my lapptop had turned on for 6 hours! and then when I remove hard drive and then fix it the error changed. also my big problem occurs when it hang up in bios check!
Thanks for your help again

Report •

#3
August 13, 2009 at 15:04:49
There are zillions of things that can cause this error. A possible solution to try is cleaning the contacts on the ram and re-seating it. If you haven't tried that, try it.

If that doesn't help, you could try this...

Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:
http://www.computing.net/windows95/...

(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibilty, on another computer if you need to.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

If that doesn't find anything wrong with the drive itself, it can be very hard to figure out what is causing this error.

"graphic card"

The term CARD is frequently mis-used. You have a graphics adapter but it's probably NOT A CARD. It ain't a CARD unless it's removable and plugs into the mboard inside the case - it's probably onboard video in your case - built into the mboard and not removable , unless you have a high end (often more expensive, often well over $1000) laptop, in which case it MIGHT be a card. Even a USB graphics adapter you can use to connect an external monitor to isn't technically a card.
If you have onboard video it's extremely unlikely you would get this error because of the onboard video (that hardware) , but you might get this error because of software for it, or any software.


You could try looking in the Event Viewer (e.g. Control Panel - Administrative Tools) for errors related to it - the date and time would be the same or close to the same.

Did you first get this error after installing a particular device or software?
A USB connected device may not work properly in certain USB ports. Try installing it a USB port that is directly connected to the laptop - built in - rather than a port in a multiple port hub that connects to one directly connected port, if you have it plugged into one, or ports in a keyboard or printer or scanner, or a port in a PCMCIA or ExpressCard USB 2.0 adapter card, if you have it plugged into one - ports in any of those won't necessarily work properly with all USB devices, especially if they're external drives, flash drives, printers, multi-function printer/scanner/etc. devices, sometimes connections to a camera.


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
August 13, 2009 at 16:02:48
Probably not the cause but check the date and time in the BIOS(setup). If the BIOS has reverted to the defaults you can get that message.

Report •

#5
August 14, 2009 at 14:53:43
Thanks all.
Things that should consist on it is that I have this error at startup of windows(except the last time that my system wasn't doing nothing. I think you right it mybe from usb drive because when I plug my printer to one of ports it can't recognize the printer. But the things that I can't get it is hanging up at BIOS check, this makes me suspect to hard drive!?
thanks for your helps.

Report •

#6
August 14, 2009 at 16:11:38
Other things can cause a bios hang. Try unplugging everything plupged into ports and see if that goes away. Check the hard drive as in response 3.

Try re-seating the ram.


A common thing that can happen with ram, even ram that worked fine previously, is the ram has, or has developed, a poor connection in it's slot(s).
This usually happens a long time after the ram was installed, but it can happen with new ram, or after moving the computer case from one place to another, and I've had even new modules that needed to have their contacts cleaned.

See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated:
http://www.computing.net/hardware/w...

For a laptop, you must remove both its main battery and AC adapter before you do that.
See the User manual for your model if you need to.
.....

USB devices may not work correctly when they're connected to certain USB ports, e.g. ports in a hub or on the front of a desktop case.

See response 3 in this:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


The printer should always be detected correctly when it's plugged into a port built into the laptop.

In most cases you install software for a USB connected printer BEFORE you connect it's USB cable, THEN you plug in the USB cable. Sometimes the software installation prompts you to plug in the printer, detects it, then installs more software for it. .
If you had the printer plugged into a port it wasn't being detected properly when plugged into, when you were installing the software for it, you may need to unplug the USB cable, un-install any listings for the software for the printer in Add/Remove Programs, install the software, THEN plug in the USB cable to the printer.
If it's an HP printer that was being detected correctly previously and if the printer is pluggedi nto aport built into the laptop, I know from experience with several of them that sometimes the HP software is messed up and can't be fixed without spending a lot of time t-shooting it. You're best off time and trouble wise to re-install the software - unplug it's USB cable, un-install any listings for the software for the printer in Add/Remove Programs, install the software, THEN plug in the USB cable to the printer.


Report •


Ask Question