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Windows 7: BSOD "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal" at random times.

26 Dec 2010   #1
Woobiehastelly

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 
BSOD "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal" at random times.

Hello,

For Christmas yesterday I got a brand new Windows 7 laptop (Toshiba Satellite) and ever since I have started using it I've been getting the BSOD saying, "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal" It happens at random times, mostly browsing the internet/starting up. I have done virus/malware checks using Security Essintals and Malwarebytes, and nothing popped up, so I don't think it's a virus. Please help




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26 Dec 2010   #2
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

You need to update this driver - it's not that old.

AtiPcie.sys Wed May 06 03:00:22 2009
Program/Hardware - ???

Can you please fill in your system specs?
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26 Dec 2010   #3
Woobiehastelly

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 Home Premium
TOSHIBA - Satellite c655d
AMD Athlon II P320 Dual core processor 2.09 Ghz
3.00 GB ram
x64 bit
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26 Dec 2010   #4
Woobiehastelly

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

Sorry for the double post, but how do I update that program? I'm not used to windows seven, been used to XP for the past 8 years.
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26 Dec 2010   #5
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Do you know your graphics card?
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26 Dec 2010   #6
Woobiehastelly

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

I tried looking from dxdiag, but it says the info is not applicable, wtf? I know i have a graphics card because I was playing Counter Strike not longer than an hour ago.
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26 Dec 2010   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woobiehastelly View Post
Hello,

For Christmas yesterday I got a brand new Windows 7 laptop (Toshiba Satellite) and ever since I have started using it I've been getting the BSOD saying, "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal" It happens at random times, mostly browsing the internet/starting up. I have done virus/malware checks using Security Essintals and Malwarebytes, and nothing popped up, so I don't think it's a virus. Please help
There are two causes your atheros wlan driver and ataport.sys

Please re-install the atheros driver and run a system file check for the ataport.sys
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


Ken J
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26 Dec 2010   #8
Woobiehastelly

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

How do I find out which Atheros driver to reinstall?
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26 Dec 2010   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woobiehastelly View Post
How do I find out which Atheros driver to reinstall?
type device manager in search>go to the network tab and expand it> see what drivers are there. the atheros driver there is the one you need to re-install/ update

How To Find Drivers:
Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads


Ken J
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26 Dec 2010   #10
Woobiehastelly

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

I found the driver, but I do not know where to go from here. I will attach the driver so someone can have a peek and hopefully tell me how to use it.
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