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Windows 7: Driver IRQL Not Less or Equal

27 Aug 2011   #1
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Driver IRQL Not Less or Equal

Hi

I've run the BSOD Dump & System file collection app and the zip is attached. However typing perfmon/report does not generate a report that I can then save so I'm a bit stumped by that instruction. I also don't seem to have any .dmp files on my pc so I'm not sure whether Windows is recording state information when my system crashes. Also, I am unable to get windows to start beyond the splash screen and I'm forced to use safemode. Before I found the post on BSOD posting rules I found a thread discussing Daemon Tools and I uninstalled it without any noticeable effect on the problem. Does anyone have any ideas?


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27 Aug 2011   #2
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it's any help Event Log keeps seeing sptd 'Driver detected an internal error in its data structures for ' each time it fails to start
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28 Aug 2011   #3
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nobody?
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28 Aug 2011   #4
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

By uninstalling my NVidia drivers and using Driver Sweeper I can get Windows to boot without having to use Safe Mode but now as soon as I reinstall NVidia display drivers (either the lates version 280.26 or the previous 275.333) the problem re-occurs. Anyone come across this before?
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29 Aug 2011   #5
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I stopped the sptd service and the error is no longer showing in event log but I am still unable to load any NVidia drivers without then being unable to get windows to boot beyond the splash screen. Please help as I'm going slowly mental here
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29 Aug 2011   #6
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I uninstalled all my NVidia drivers and was trying to install ASUS Update to get my BIOS version updated when I got another BSOD but the first since I had enabled minidump - the remainder of the time I can boot windows and so no dump is generated. On the other hand this BSOD was not the IRQL Not Less or Equal message. Dump attached.
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29 Aug 2011   #7
tejomon

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

it could be something to do with %ProgramFiles%\asus\winflash\bs_def.sys file. please check wheather you have one of this folder. (suspect an issue with the BIOS flash due to the driver cited -BS_DEF.sys). it is what debugging says
"Probably caused by : BS_DEF.sys ( BS_DEF+2298 )"
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29 Aug 2011   #8
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tejomon View Post
it could be something to do with %ProgramFiles%\asus\winflash\bs_def.sys file. please check wheather you have one of this folder. (suspect an issue with the BIOS flash due to the driver cited -BS_DEF.sys). it is what debugging says
"Probably caused by : BS_DEF.sys ( BS_DEF+2298 )"
I appreciate the feedback but I think that dump file is a bit of a red herring tbh. My problem is centred around NVidia drivers and the fact that whenever I try and install them Windows will not boot. And since it will not boot I don't get any dump files related to the failure.

Edit: To answer your question, that folder doesn't exist
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29 Aug 2011   #9
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marzepans View Post
By uninstalling my NVidia drivers and using Driver Sweeper I can get Windows to boot without having to use Safe Mode but now as soon as I reinstall NVidia display drivers (either the lates version 280.26 or the previous 275.333) the problem re-occurs. Anyone come across this before?
I have now also tried 275.27 with the same failure to load windows beyond the splash screen
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31 Aug 2011   #10
marzepans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a sneaking suspicion that one of my 8800GTX cards may be on the blink given the problem reoccurs with different driver versions so I'll try swapping them out one at a time.
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