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Windows 7: BSODs happening right after start up, "IRQL_NOT_OR_EQUAL"

04 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
BSODs happening right after start up, "IRQL_NOT_OR_EQUAL"

Hi everyone,
The dump is attached below. The main error listed on the BSOD is "IRQL_NOT_OR_EQUAL." This problem just started last night and happens within 5 minutes of loading up. I haven't made any changes to the computer recently. After the BSODs started up, I restored my computer to its settings from Saturday night, but the error remains.

I've tried disabling the video card, which didn't solve the problem. I ran the driver verifier and it BSOD about pbfilter.sys so I uninstalled PeerBlock, which also did not solve the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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04 Dec 2012   #2

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Welcome aboard.

The display driver is causing the crash.
fffff880`051caa88  fffff880`0f25ab00Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
lmvm nvlddmkm
start             end                 module name
fffff880`0f01d000 fffff880`0fd11000   nvlddmkm T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
    Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
    Timestamp:        Tue Oct 02 23:51:13 2012 (506B3099)
    CheckSum:         00CD4613
    ImageSize:        00CF4000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Also, there is a stop 0xF4
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006a1d620, fffffa8006a1d900, fffff800031df460}

Probably caused by : csrss.exe

Followup: MachineOwner
  1. Update your SSD's Firmware (Skip it if it is not a SSD)
  2. Re-seat the sata and power.
  3. Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
  4. Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
    Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Some network related issues are there, too.
Name    [00000007] NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvm62x64.sys (, 399.38 KB (408,960 bytes), 6/10/2009 1:35 PM)
update the network driver.
First, download the network card driver from manufactuer's website.
Then reinstall the driver:

  1. Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
  2. Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
  3. Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
  4. Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
  5. Restart the computer
  6. If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.
Free up the startup.
  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
  3. Select the “Startup” tab.
  4. Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
  5. Apply > OK
  6. Accept the restart.
Let us know thew results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Wow, thank you for taking the time to give me such a detailed response! I will try all of this when I get home from work and report back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Okay, so I did all of those things and it's still BSODing. I would post the new dumps, but now my computer won't even start in safe mode. It says it is loading everything, but then it just gets stuck on the "loading Windows Files" screen. If I manually restart using the power button, it attempts to run the chkdsk again. When I cancel that to open Windows back up, it BSODs within 2 minutes of starting, before I can even attempt to do anything diagnostic on it. Any ideas? Or anyway I can backup files and reformat without being able to open Windows?

Update: Some stuff I found on Google seems to indicate that this is a HDD error. I forgot to run the SeaTool for dos application. I'm going to try that and see what comes up
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

My Hard drive passed the long test from the SeaGate dos, which i hope is a good sign for at least getting data off my hard drive. It is still BSODing and not starting up in safe mode, though :-/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Or, run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks. I'm downloading Windows Defender Offline Tool right now. I'm about to go to sleep, though, so I'll post an update sometime tomorrow. Thanks for all the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

So none of these things worked, unfortunately, so I backed up my hard drive using Linux and reformatted my hard drive. It seems to have fixed the problem, but I'll report back after using it for a few hours before I mark this as solved. Thanks for the help!
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