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Windows 7: Bsod irql_not_less_or_equal

21 Sep 2011   #1

Widnows 7 Ultimate x64
Bsod irql_not_less_or_equal


BSOD happened once I clicked "Shut Down" in "Start Menu". Happened only once so far.

On Wed 9/21/2011 7:00:44 AM GMT your computer crashed

Crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\092111-21138-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x7B7F)
Bugcheck code: 0xA (0xFFFFF280087ED068, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF80002CCACDC)
File path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
Product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.

What I did recently with my system was :
1. CPU overclock , not a big one
2. Change of CPU cooler
3. Removing everything from my motherboard and reattaching again.
4. Adding a front fan in my case, which I'll remove since it's not helping.

I had BSOD's before, but they disappeared once I have added two new RAM sticks.

That's about it. Any ideas ?

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21 Sep 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Sorry troubleshooting a machine with any level of overclock on it is basically a failed endeavor in my personal experience.
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