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Windows 7: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL after installing ANY GPU driver.

04 Oct 2011   #1
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL after installing ANY GPU driver.

First off, please tell me if I zipped up the wrong information, but I think it's right.

Now, the explanation. I had a broken SSD, RMA'd it and got a replacement. Installed the new one, installed Windows 7 on it, all the drivers, software etc. everything I needed, and it was fine. But I made a bad mistake moving some important folders around, and the easiest solution for me was to reinstall Windows. So I did, and it's fine in it's current condition (using the computer to type this), but whenever I install a driver for my GPU, upon restarting the computer I get the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL blue screen.

I have to keep loading up the restore I made just before installing the GPU driver to temporarily fix the issue. I've tried sweeping the drivers, but there's nothing to sweep, it's a clean install. I've tried different versions but all lead to the same blue screen.

So any help here would be fantastic. One more thing, not to turn away from help where it's given, but the last time I had a blue screen error, and I came here I was sure I'd get it resolved as people seemed so helpful. But I'd be asked questions, I'd answer them then never hear from the same person again. The thread went on for two or three pages, but it kept starting up with new people as the ones originally helping jsut disappeared. I'm not saying I want someone's complete attention, but if someone helping can be as direct as possible without giving me 100 solutions to try, I'd really appreciate it as I need to fix this issue quite urgently.

Hopefully I didn't offend anyone with the last paragraph (not my intention). And thanks for any help given!


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04 Oct 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anesthetize View Post
First off, please tell me if I zipped up the wrong information, but I think it's right.

Now, the explanation. I had a broken SSD, RMA'd it and got a replacement. Installed the new one, installed Windows 7 on it, all the drivers, software etc. everything I needed, and it was fine. But I made a bad mistake moving some important folders around, and the easiest solution for me was to reinstall Windows. So I did, and it's fine in it's current condition (using the computer to type this), but whenever I install a driver for my GPU, upon restarting the computer I get the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL blue screen.

I have to keep loading up the restore I made just before installing the GPU driver to temporarily fix the issue. I've tried sweeping the drivers, but there's nothing to sweep, it's a clean install. I've tried different versions but all lead to the same blue screen.

So any help here would be fantastic. One more thing, not to turn away from help where it's given, but the last time I had a blue screen error, and I came here I was sure I'd get it resolved as people seemed so helpful. But I'd be asked questions, I'd answer them then never hear from the same person again. The thread went on for two or three pages, but it kept starting up with new people as the ones originally helping jsut disappeared. I'm not saying I want someone's complete attention, but if someone helping can be as direct as possible without giving me 100 solutions to try, I'd really appreciate it as I need to fix this issue quite urgently.

Hopefully I didn't offend anyone with the last paragraph (not my intention). And thanks for any help given!

No DMP's in upload. Please try this method.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.


To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under 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 (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.




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04 Oct 2011   #3
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I can do that, but first should I install the GPU drivers again to initiate the blue screen? then boot to safe mode after that to do the above? I'm guessing the reason nothing is showing is because after the blue screen I restored to the point just before I installed the GPU drivers.

I'll get on and do it after that's been confirmed
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04 Oct 2011   #4
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Okay, I went ahead and done it anyway. Everything in the zip should be from the recent blue screen(s) I just had.

If anyone can help me get this sorted for today, I'd be extremely greatful.
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04 Oct 2011   #5
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Is this the dump file you needed?
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04 Oct 2011   #6
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

You know what guys? it doesn't matter. Got the issue fixed, so all is well.
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04 Nov 2011   #7
ericca1988

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Same issue

Can you please tell me how you solved the problem as i do have the same problem and haven't really figured it out yet...? Thanks
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