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Windows 7: Bsod irql_not_less_or_equal

18 Mar 2012   #1
pewpewpew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Bsod irql_not_less_or_equal

My computer keeps getting the error stated above after 20-30 minutes.

files are attached as according to the BSOD instructions.

My windows 7 is

- Ultimate, 64 bit.
- OEM version

Recently just changed my power supply, motherboard, ram and graphics card. (1-3 months ago)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3
RAM: 8 GB Kingston DDR3
Graphics Card: NVIDIA 2 GTX 560 Ti

Tried reformatting and reinstalling the OS but still received BSOD.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Mar 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 


These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (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!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.




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.

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+



Driver verifier

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Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff 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/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

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 "Special Pool", "Force Pending I/O Requests" and "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.

Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

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.
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18 Mar 2012   #3
pewpewpew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i did memtest for ~ 1 hr 45 minutes, had no errors.

i did driver verifier and it crashes every 20-30 minutes. So how do i find the memory dump file?

EDIT: Attached my minidump file, do not know whether it is relevant or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Mar 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pewpewpew View Post
i did memtest for ~ 1 hr 45 minutes, had no errors.

i did driver verifier and it crashes every 20-30 minutes. So how do i find the memory dump file?

EDIT: Attached my minidump file, do not know whether it is relevant or not.
Driver verified and still pointing to memory corruption. Are you sure you did all the memtest as directed?

Sometimes verifier does not catch the driver initially. I would keep running it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #5
pewpewpew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Will do a memtest for ~8 hours.

So what do i do if i used driver verifier and it still keeps getting bsod?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pewpewpew View Post
Will do a memtest for ~8 hours.

So what do i do if i used driver verifier and it still keeps getting bsod?
First dont use verifier and memtest at the same time.

Verifier is supposed to make your system crash and upload the DMP file when it does.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2012   #7
pewpewpew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ran memtest for ~ 6 hours, found out that my ram is faulty.

Changed ram and its doing okay now. Thanks for the help
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