Quote: Originally Posted by davidshea
If anyone can read minidump files, I'd love to have some help in getting my BSOD figured out. As my title suggest, my Win 7 Ultimate 64bit computer has been crashing while I'm playing Supreme Commander 2 via Steam. I have everything updated, the latest drivers
for my hardware, Windows Update to the latest patches, etc. etc. I've also ran diagnostics on both my RAM and HD's, and they're all fine, and I have no viruses, etc. Also, the error message is: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Any help in letting me know why this is crashing will be greatly appreciated; thanks!
Well, it seems you have two different causes for these crashes. First your video drivers. You should remove all traces of the current driver
and download and install a fresh copy
Second cause is hardware. use these instructions to find what it means and what to try. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html
Let us know the results and let us know if you need help with these
Ken, first - a huge thank you. I did what you suggested w/the driver, and I updated/flashed to the latest BIOS. That seems to have solved everything in Win 7, and it also didn't even hiccup. However, that's not the whole story.
I've been dual-booting this whole time. One HD is XP Pro, and then I added another HD and installed Win 7 on that. Well, guess what? The BIOS flash totally borked my XP drive. I tried to fix it by both Repairing XP on top (that didn't work), and again, using the XP disc, hitting R, going to the Command line, and typing FIXBOOT. Well, that seems to have REALLY screwed things up. Now, when I reboot or boot up, instead of getting the
"Which OS do you want:
Older version of windows
instead I get "Bad boot record, please insert disc and hit enter."
Now the weird thing is, if I put in the Win 7 disc, hit a hard restart, it reboots and comes up with the "hit any key to launch from CD or DVD..." but I don't, I just leave it; after that, guess what? It comes to the proper dual-boot "Which OS do you want", and then I choose Windows 7, and it boots totally fine.
So. How can I fix this? I am ope to many suggestions, but it's clear that my XP drive is fried, and since I do have the date from it on an external (and back on 7), I aim to wipe that drive anyway and just use it for storage. So how can I fix my current boot problem, AND eventually get to me only booting on one OS and HD; namely 7? Should I use "EasyBCD" like so many other forums suggest?