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Windows 7: BSOD - Infrequent, browsing mostly. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL


09 Apr 2012   #21

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You're very welcome. I too hope the problem is solved. Look forward to finding out in a week or so. Best of luck!


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11 Apr 2012   #22

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Ah rats, I had another BSOD. It was another IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I had the pc on about half an our, and it got me on youtube, I just clicked the back button in my browser and boom, down it went.

What should my next steps be?
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11 Apr 2012   #23

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Were you using your USB wireless network adapter? Wireless network adapters require more power than a USB port is able to supply at a stable rate. This causes inherent instability with such devices. See if running through an Ethernet (wired) connection provides more stability.
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11 Apr 2012   #24

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ah, I see. I do have usb wlan thingie, and ive been using it since november. I also have shocking internet in the area where I live, I dunno if that could add more strain to it.

I'll try that out, ( I think somewhere in the bios, there's an option to allow the USB3 ports to 'accept' or 'use' more power, I don't remember specifically what the option was called). I don't suppose that might help somehow, if I moved my wlan dongle into a USB3 port from a USB2?

Anyway, I'll try the ethernet when I get home, I'll have to ask my dad about it; to see if he wants to run a cable upstairs, or move the BTHub upstairs.


Lol, for a minute I panicked when I read your post; I thought I couldn't use an ethernet cable because I didn't have a WLAN expansion port. Haha.


Thanks again,
Dan.
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11 Apr 2012   #25

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No problem. I know running a wired line to computers can be a bit of a pain, but it is the best way to determine whether the problem is being caused by your wireless dongle outside of replacing the dongle with a PCI wireless network adapter card. That way you do not have to buy a new card only to find out the USB wireless network adapter was not the problem.
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11 Apr 2012   #26

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okidoke, I've got an ethernet plugged in, now I'll have to wait and see.
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16 Apr 2012   #27

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I had another BSOD. (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL)
This was with an ethernet installed, so I guess it couldn't be my USB wlan stick.

What next?
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16 Apr 2012   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It's too bad the solution was not the wireless USB network adapter.

Continue to the system file check and hardware checks.
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17 Apr 2012   #29

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay, thanks. I'll start working through those.
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20 Apr 2012   #30

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Me again, apologies for the delay. I was a bit busy/panicky with university work the past few days, but I've an update.

I tried the System File checker as you asked, and I ran it twice to check, but each time it came back with no integrity violations.

What should my next steps be out of the list you provided me with? Should I do the stress tests next, or try the memtest86+ & windows memory diagnostics?
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