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Thread: Windows XP Reboot for no reason???




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    I'm running XP and have been getting these errors and my system auto reboots (it was set to). The blue error screen usually comes up but I can't see it, so I turned off the auto reboot and got to see the screen. It said this:

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    I think the blue screen said it might be a hardware problem or software.

    I usually get the error when I try to download like games from the program mIRC. But it started happening after I tried using the program Bit Torrent to download like a movie (which didn't work). I know this because I ran mIRC for a whole day and night practically with no problems. I tried removing everything I could find of the bit torrent problem but no luck yet. Any suggestions?
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    Go Control Panel/Admin Tools/Event Viewer and have a look for any errors logged in there at the time of these reboots and it's a device driver that is having the probs. ;)
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    the only thing that would come up would be a save dump error. but I turned that off.
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    Ah now that I've seen that ya have a software problem as well it would be a good bet that whatever hardware driver is involved it's probable that the two are related and not hardware at all so I'll leave it to those more knowledgable in this area than I. ;)
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    I've seen this error several times posted on the microsoft web site.

    Here are two links that may help

    MS KB Article 1

    or

    MS KB 2

    I'll keep looking around ....this same issue has been around for a while, there must be information out there on it...

    Update:

    This appears to be happening at various times when someone installs a new hardware device and/or software. It appears that corrupt drivers could be the cause but is a process or elimination.

    Here is another article

    MS KB 3

    Good Luck!

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    Corrupt drivers, overclocking too far (or a combination), hardware setup incorrectly, RAM overclocked too far or RAM timings to aggressive (particularly RAM Command Rate at 1T instead of 2T) all cause these problems.

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    oh damn! the ram, I overclocked it from 2.5 cas to 2 cas, could that do it?

    but I had it overclocked well before I started trying to dl the games.
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