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Windows 7: Bsod "irql_not_less_or_equal"

04 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Bsod "irql_not_less_or_equal"

Receive the BSOD message randomly upon startup. Sometimes it starts up without issue, sometimes it appears and restarts, then appears again.

Any advice?

OS: Windows x86 Home Premium

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05 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

The crashes are pointing to hard disk problems or viruses.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log.
    For any drives that do not give the message:
    Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
    run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
    Windows has made corrections to the file system
    after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

  • Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.

  • Download and install Malwarebytes, update it, do not start the free trial, and then run a full scan. Also run a full scan with your antivirus software installed on your system. If you do not have antivirus software installed, see the Good and Free system security combination. for better security steps and scanning tools. Make sure to update the security software before running the full scan.

Also, since you did not follow the, or fill out your system specs (System Info - See Your System Specs may help in that regard), I will have to provide some generic instructions.

I do not know what hard disk you have, so please run the short and long tests with SeaTools for Windows to determine whether your hard disk is functioning properly. If you cannot run SeaTools for Windows, please use SeaTools for DOS.
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