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Windows 7: BSOD 0x0000008e & IRQL less or not equal

13 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
BSOD 0x0000008e & IRQL less or not equal

I've tried a bunch of different things but nothing is working. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.

Any help would be appreciated.

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13 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapsmackos View Post
I've tried a bunch of different things but nothing is working. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ok where to start?

There are quite a few sources of these BSOD's

1-ASACPI.SYS. almos always causes BSOD's in earlier than the 2009 driver.

ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005
The 2005 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Please visit this link: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- download_item_mkt
Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit " (it's about the 8th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).
2-OLD DRIVERS--going back to 2004. these must be upadated.
SiWinAcc.sys        0x83813880    0x00002880    11/1/2004 14:21:31            0x41868cbb    0x83811000                
NVSNPU.SYS        0x8f6a0d80    0x00032d80    4/6/2005 05:22:01            0x4253b849    0x8f66e000                
NVNRM.SYS        0x8f66df00    0x0003ff00    4/6/2005 05:22:11            0x4253b853    0x8f62e000                
nvnetbus.sys        0x8e5e9280    0x00003280    4/6/2005 05:22:28            0x4253b864    0x8e5e6000                
nvmpu401.sys        0x90c1a800    0x00002800    4/13/2005 14:34:22            0x425d743e    0x90c18000                
dump_nvata.sys        0x8fb6ca80    0x00016a80    5/17/2005 19:45:07            0x428a9013    0x8fb56000                
nvata.sys        0x839b4a80    0x00016a80    5/17/2005 19:45:07            0x428a9013    0x8399e000                
pnetmdm.sys        0x8f7fa500    0x00002500    1/12/2006 13:04:29            0x43c69a2d    0x8f7f8000                
SCDEmu.SYS        0x8edb30e0    0x000060e0    3/17/2006 21:24:59            0x441b6f7b    0x8edad000                               
SiRemFil.sys        0x891ed580    0x00001580    1/24/2007 18:17:24            0x45b7e904    0x891ec000                
Si3114r5.sys        0x83978000    0x00036000    4/24/2008 01:17:06            0x481025e2    0x83942000                
adfs.SYS        0x9d359e80    0x00010e80    8/14/2008 09:57:15            0x48a447cb    0x9d349000
How To Find Drivers:
- 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 manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads

3-NETIO.SYS. Often when these BSOD it is because ZONE ALARM is installed.

If it is remove it and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials, and the win 7 firewall..

4-MAudioFastrackUltra.sys. The MAudioFastTrackUltra.sys is the driver for M-Audio Fast Track Ultra, I would remove it

Ken J
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