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Windows 7: Help with "IRQ not less or equal" suddenly occurring on bootup

09 Jul 2011   #1
globalste

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Help with "IRQ not less or equal" suddenly occurring on bootup

First post here, apologies if I get something wrong.

I couldnt create a BSOD file, so I had to take a photo - hope this is ok. I have also attached a bootlog file.

My computer was working fine and I hadn't even installed anything new when one morning it simply would not boot without BSOD. It will however boot and work using Safemode with Networking, so I figure it has to be a driver issue?

I have gone into startup system/tools and reduced it to the bare minimum but I still get the issue, so then I tried to run the perfom report but it will not let me in safe mode. I have tried to run a repair from Windows 7 bootup cd, but it comes up with nothing, ditto on memory check.

So attached is the BSOD image (again, sorry I couldn't use the program to grab it)
[img]http://s4.**************/2u4vq8tic/IMAG0248.jpg[/img]

and the bootlog file (not sure how useful this is as was booting using minimum stuff anyway)

I know that my machine isn't technically meant to run Windows 7, but it was designed for Vista and so many of the drivers I was able to use from Vista because W7 supported ones were never released (eg soundcard and video driver iirc)

Computer is
An Acer Aspire 5102 with the AMD TL50 processor
4GB ram
120GB hard drive

It is running Windows 7 Home Premium (single licence) 32bit version
The computer is over 3 years old, the OS is only 1 year old and I have had no problems with it up until the morning of April 1st when the problem started.

I foolishly setup no system restore points or anything else, so have no backup to run the machine from. The only thing I have is an Acronis image from before I upgraded to Win7.


I have since bought a Dell XPS because I needed to have a new machine ASAP and am now trying to fix it to sell it. Any help is greatly appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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09 Jul 2011   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by globalste View Post
First post here, apologies if I get something wrong.

I couldnt create a BSOD file, so I had to take a photo - hope this is ok. I have also attached a bootlog file.

My computer was working fine and I hadn't even installed anything new when one morning it simply would not boot without BSOD. It will however boot and work using Safemode with Networking, so I figure it has to be a driver issue?

I have gone into startup system/tools and reduced it to the bare minimum but I still get the issue, so then I tried to run the perfom report but it will not let me in safe mode. I have tried to run a repair from Windows 7 bootup cd, but it comes up with nothing, ditto on memory check.

So attached is the BSOD image (again, sorry I couldn't use the program to grab it)
[IMG]http://s4.**************/2u4vq8tic/IMAG0248.jpg[/IMG]

and the bootlog file (not sure how useful this is as was booting using minimum stuff anyway)

I know that my machine isn't technically meant to run Windows 7, but it was designed for Vista and so many of the drivers I was able to use from Vista because W7 supported ones were never released (eg soundcard and video driver iirc)

Computer is
An Acer Aspire 5102 with the AMD TL50 processor
4GB ram
120GB hard drive

It is running Windows 7 Home Premium (single licence) 32bit version
The computer is over 3 years old, the OS is only 1 year old and I have had no problems with it up until the morning of April 1st when the problem started.

I foolishly setup no system restore points or anything else, so have no backup to run the machine from. The only thing I have is an Acronis image from before I upgraded to Win7.


I have since bought a Dell XPS because I needed to have a new machine ASAP and am now trying to fix it to sell it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Hi globalste welcome to SF
Please follow these steps to enable and upload ur minidumps
To enable the minidump follow these steps,
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.
To upload here the minidumps follow these steps,
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
If you thing that you already have and you dont know where to find them,then check in
C:\windows\minidump
copy paste the minidump folder in ur desktop,zip the folder,upload here the folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2011   #3
globalste

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Many thanks for the reply.

I have downloaded and attached the file - took quite a while to do!

This morning I used DriverMax to see if I could find any really updated video drivers (when I built this machine with W7 in December 2009, the latest drivers would not work), I found one that was for December 2010. I thought "what the hell" and installed it (at least I think it installed properly). Anyway, I have just rebooted after adjusting the minidump settings as suggested and.... the bl**dy thing started up normally.

So do you think the video card driver was the culprit or just a coincidence and it will not run again in a few restarts?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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09 Jul 2011   #4
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by globalste View Post
Many thanks for the reply.

I have downloaded and attached the file - took quite a while to do!

This morning I used DriverMax to see if I could find any really updated video drivers (when I built this machine with W7 in December 2009, the latest drivers would not work), I found one that was for December 2010. I thought "what the hell" and installed it (at least I think it installed properly). Anyway, I have just rebooted after adjusting the minidump settings as suggested and.... the bl**dy thing started up normally.

So do you think the video card driver was the culprit or just a coincidence and it will not run again in a few restarts?
Yes,maybe,if you dont had/have again any bsod.(i hope not)
Btw the minidumps you uploaded are 3 month old,do a disk clean to clean everything and old minidumps also.
I quess we must to wait for results.
A new bsod and new minidumps maybe?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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