Driver IRQL Not Less Or Equal

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
November 16, 2009 at 04:01:50
Specs: Windows XP
So, this PC restarts randomly at random times, it can be as soon as you log in, or it can be after a while, its has been doing it for like.... 4/5 months now, and I've been trying to deal with it, it gives me the Driver IRQL Not Less Or Equal BSOD, this didn't start happening until I installed a new video card, I took out my old radeon 9000 and put it a Nvidia card, but I think its a driver or HDD problem, I tried putting better RAM in it, that doesn't work. I also even get the PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA, BSOD sometimes. ( IT's ashame I know this stuff by heart.)

Heres 2 crashes out of 897.... =(
I hope these two help get an idea of whats going on.

Mini111609-02.dmp 11/16/2009 3:32:29 AM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x100000d1 0x6a10247c 0x00000005 0x00000000 0x6a10247c nv4_mini.sys nv4_mini.sys+60fb0

Mini111609-01.dmp 11/16/2009 2:54:24 AM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x100000d1 0xaff631f1 0x00000005 0x00000000 0xaff631f1 nv4_mini.sys nv4_mini.sys+60fb0 || NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 190.62 NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 190.62 NVIDIA Corporation 6.14.11.9062 32-bit

I used Blue Screen View for these.


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#1
November 16, 2009 at 04:24:21
I think this is a graphics driver issue...reinstalling or updating the driver should fix this...

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#2
November 16, 2009 at 04:35:22
I have updated the drivers before, it still crashed, I don't know if I did it 100% properly, but I did, it actually didn't even start restarting until I did install drivers for it. But I did get rid of the old drivers etc before I updated them.

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#3
November 16, 2009 at 04:43:36
ok...what happens when you uninstall the drivers completely ?

what`s your GPU model ?


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#4
November 16, 2009 at 04:52:27
When I uninstall the drivers completely, it doesn't restart at all, that's what makes me wonder...

And I'm using a Nvidia Geforce 6200
(Fail, I know v.v )


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#5
November 16, 2009 at 04:54:33
I can try reinstalling the drivers again, and I'm using older drivers btw, because the new ones make me lag when I try to game on this PC.

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#6
November 16, 2009 at 04:56:48
It isn't bad to uninstall the drivers from the device manager instead of the control panel is it?

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#7
November 16, 2009 at 05:00:34
no...not at all...

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#8
November 16, 2009 at 05:02:21
Hm, I see, well I can try reinstalling them, AGAIN, this will be like the 8th time, literally, but I'll try it.

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#9
November 16, 2009 at 05:03:45
no...don`t install them again...see what happens without them...

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#10
November 16, 2009 at 05:23:10
Well, they're uninstalled now, and nothing has happend, nothing usually happens, I wiped all the old drivers etc off too, again v.v

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#11
November 16, 2009 at 05:29:21
ANother odd, thing ( I JUST did this btw) I have like... 2 video controllers, and when I DO install the drivers I still have 1 left, and a PCI COntroller thing too, is this causing any problems too?

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/...

That's a screenshot of the Desktop with the device manager open.


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#12
November 16, 2009 at 05:32:08
I can see a controller with a yellow marker...check it`s properties and post them...that may be your problem device...try to uninstall it and to install the other one...

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#13
November 16, 2009 at 05:35:09
Uninstall/install which one, the PCI or the VGA?

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#14
November 16, 2009 at 05:36:25
And uh, what do you mean the properties? I right clicked it and hit properties, but many things there...
(Newb attack, sorry )

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#15
November 16, 2009 at 05:36:42
uninstall - the yellow marker VGA

install - PCI


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#16
November 16, 2009 at 05:40:49
Hmmm, when I enabled the PCI, the VGA came back. After I uninstalled it.

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#17
November 16, 2009 at 05:41:30
Okay, well, I re uninstalled it, not there now.

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#18
November 16, 2009 at 05:42:59
ok...now see if it crashes to BSOD again...if it does again, try uninstalling the both VGA and PCI...then install them 1 by 1 and determine the problematic one...

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#19
November 16, 2009 at 05:45:22
Well, you said install it, I don't exactly see a install option.


http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/98...

EDIT: Nevermind, I thought you meant exactly -install- not reinstall, but okay, it hasn't crashed since I removed the drivers though.

v.v;


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#20
November 16, 2009 at 05:48:36
SHould I enable the other VGA, well it'll have me restart the PC if I do anyways.

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#21
November 16, 2009 at 05:58:43
Here's a bunch of the crash reports btw

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4884...

This is the second half to it.
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/48...


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#22
November 16, 2009 at 06:04:55
What am I even supposed to be installing the PCI with..? I thought I was supposed to use the Nvidia drivers for the VGA one.

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#23
November 16, 2009 at 15:39:01
Def a driver problem, my PC crashed as soon as I tried installing the Nvidia drivers, and I mean as SOON as it installed, like during the installation.

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#24
November 16, 2009 at 23:05:04
Winfl32.sys is one of the main culprits, especialy the PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA errors

Major driver problem, portcls.sys, VIDEOPORT.sys,atapi.sys, all drivers that are shown on my BSOD reports


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#25
November 17, 2009 at 08:09:03
sorry for the delay...seems that you have driver problem, as you said...you can try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894278

however...before performing any action, please create a restore point...also it would have been good if you have windows xp cd...


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