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Windows 7: Errors: 0x24, 0x8E and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL while installing Windows

30 Jan 2014   #1
joeycedric

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit
 
 
Errors: 0x24, 0x8E and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL while installing Windows

Dear friends,
I've a PC equiped with an ASUS P4S800-MX
motherboad. The
computer was running
just fine until I installed a
PCI USB extension card. I started to get some BSoD
errors at interval s but I could still boot to
Windows until Yesterday.
Windows crashes and
reboots automatically
after the boot screen.

Hardware list:
NVIDIA Geforce A-LE
(AGP)
1st USB Expansion card
(PCI 1)
2nd USB Expansion card
(PCI 2)
Intel 2.80 GHZ P4
Processor, Prescott
x2 Seagate HDD 4O GB
x2 DVD/CD-RW Drive
1 GB DDR

OS:
Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Errors:
1) 0x24
2) 0x8E
3)
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

What I've done so far:
Replaced: IDE Cables
Replaced: HDD
Switching RAM Slot
Booting Windows Xp,
Vista, 7 Installation Disks
(All resulting in of one
the above BSoD Errors)
Changing the Processor.
Resetting the B.I.O.S
Booting the PC with only
one HDD and one CD
Drive having removed all expansion cards and AGP card.

None of these did work.
I'm sure this is not a
problem related to the
ntfs.sys driver or with
the Kernel itself.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Jan 2014   #2
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Hey joeycedric .

I can assure you, if the Windows installation media is from a legitimate source it is NOT a problem
with the Kernel / NTFS.sys driver.
When you say:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeycedric View Post
Booting Windows Xp,
Vista, 7 Installation Disks
(All resulting in of one
the above BSoD Errors)
Did the BSOD's occur while trying to install, or just loading up the repair consoles?

Also,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeycedric View Post
Changing the Processor.
Resetting the B.I.O.S
Booting the PC with only
one HDD and one CD
Drive having removed all expansion cards and AGP card.

None of these did work.
Did you consider a Motherboard fault?


Can you access the desktop in SAFE-MODE?

If you're able to access your desktop, please follow
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


If you're unable to follow the instructions rules, please report back.
What is the bugcheck code you're getting?

Follow this tutorial and select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure that way it won't restart
right away and you can snap a picture of the BSOD.

Upload it here.

In the mean time please properly test the RAM for errors.
Testing the RAM:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+:
Tip   Tip
  • Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
  • Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.
When done with the testing procedure take a picture and upload it here.

This will help you to determine where the issue is origination from (if any):
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
First run it with all the existing/installed RAM modules. If it comes with no error, all is good.

But if it starts showing errors, Stop testing. Errors/red lines means one or more RAM is faulty. But the fault may occur due to a faulty DIMM slot, too, which is a motherboard component. Using memtest86+, you can discriminate between a faulty RAM and a faulty motherboard.

How? Say you have two RAM sticks and two DIMM slots. You obtained errors at the test with all RAM sticks installed. Now, remove all the sticks but one. Test it in all the available slots, one by one. Continue the same procedure for all the available sticks.
How to make the inference that is it a RAM issue or it is a motherboard issue? Suppose you have got the result like that:
testSlot1Slot2
RAM1ErrorError
RAM2GoodGood
It is a RAM, a bad RAM.

But if you have got a result like that:
testSlot1Slot2
RAM1ErrorGood
RAM2ErrorGood
It is a motherboard issue. The particular slot is bad.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2014   #3
peebee

Windows 7 x64
 
 

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is almost almost almost always driver related. Remove hardware one by one during the installation of Windows. You'll eventually remove something that Plug N Play was loading a driver for that was causing the crash. It'll be a good indicator of the culprit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Feb 2014   #4
joeycedric

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit
 
 

Hi guys! Thanks for replying. It was my faulty RAM playing tricks on me. I've got it replaced and everything's fine now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2014   #5
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeycedric View Post
Hi guys! Thanks for replying. It was my faulty RAM playing tricks on me. I've got it replaced and everything's fine now.
Glad to hear you're back up and running, thank you for reporting back .
Enjoy your stay.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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