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Windows 7: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL crashes when playing Civilization V


04 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bits
 
 
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL crashes when playing Civilization V

I recently just reformatted my OS partition and reinstalled all the given drivers in the disc that comes with my Asus laptop A42JV. Only different was instead of the Win 7 64 bit Home edition, I installed it with the professional edition from my university and msdnaa's website. Also, I updated the GPU driver with one I downloaded from Asus website.

Have been getting this improper address crashes. Please kindly help, thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 Dec 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Renogen View Post
I recently just reformatted my OS partition and reinstalled all the given drivers in the disc that comes with my Asus laptop A42JV. Only different was instead of the Win 7 64 bit Home edition, I installed it with the professional edition from my university and msdnaa's website. Also, I updated the GPU driver with one I downloaded from Asus website.

Have been getting this improper address crashes. Please kindly help, thanks!
These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.

In other words STOP!!!



1-Memtest.

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*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.
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Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.


Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.


Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.


If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+



2-Driver verifier


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I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).
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In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .


Then, here's the procedure:

- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).


If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.

If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

These drivers need updating

Code:
sncduvc.SYS    12/29/2008 4:14:26 AM        fffff880`06393000    fffff880`0639ba80    0x00008a80    0x495894f2                        
btwl2cap.sys    4/3/2009 7:28:45 PM        fffff880`06759000    fffff880`06765000    0x0000c000    0x49d6a9bd                        
spldr.sys    5/11/2009 11:56:27 AM        fffff880`01a7e000    fffff880`01a86000    0x00008000    0x4a0858bb                        
ATK64AMD.sys    5/12/2009 8:04:54 PM        fffff880`0584b000    fffff880`05853000    0x00008000    0x4a0a1cb6                        
amdxata.sys    5/19/2009 12:56:59 PM        fffff880`014de000    fffff880`014e9000    0x0000b000    0x4a12f2eb                        
snp2uvc.sys    5/20/2009 3:11:05 AM        fffff880`04089000    fffff880`04240600    0x001b7600    0x4a13bb19                        
btusbflt.sys    6/9/2009 4:46:26 PM        fffff880`0639c000    fffff880`063ac000    0x00010000    0x4a2ed832                        
btwavdt.sys    6/25/2009 12:50:13 AM        fffff880`05f5c000    fffff880`05fd7000    0x0007b000    0x4a431015                        
btwrchid.sys    6/25/2009 12:51:37 AM        fffff880`06765000    fffff880`06768880    0x00003880    0x4a431069
How To Find Drivers:
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- 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 64-bits
 
 
Memory test

Hi, I used the memory test to run overnight, but I woke up with my laptop off after less than 5 hours. Does that indicate my RAM card is faulty?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 Dec 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Renogen View Post
Hi, I used the memory test to run overnight, but I woke up with my laptop off after less than 5 hours. Does that indicate my RAM card is faulty?
No idea if it was off it could have depleted the battery, crashed, went to sleep, etc. R-run it.
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