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Windows 7: Random BSOD "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" ntoskrnl.exe

31 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
storport.sys is a Microsoft Storage Driver, it's unlikely to be the problem.

Run some hard-drive diagnostics and follow these steps:Find your hard-drive manufacturer and run their tests.

Additional Tests:Post a screenshot of Crystal Disk Info summary:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden
If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
  • SSD firmware
  • BIOS Version
  • Chipset Drivers
  • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
  • If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.
Check for any file system errors and bad sectors using Option #2 of:Use this command with Disk Check:

chkdsk C: /f /r
Scan for any missing, modified or corrupted protected Windows files with:
The drives are western digital, I used data lifeguard diagnostics and ran an extended test on each drive without any errors.

Screenshot from Crystal disk:

I ran chkdsk /r, here were the results:

I did the SFC Scannow "Did not find any integrity violations"

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01 Apr 2013   #12
x BlueRobot


That's good to know, and best to perform some memory diagnostics fully:Run Memtest86+ for least 7-8 passes, and preferably overnight as it can take a while to fully complete.

Test each RAM stick individually, if an error is found then move the same RAM stick into the next DIMM slot and test again, if errors are found for the same RAM stick in every available slot then you have a faulty RAM module. On the other hand, if no errors are found in the next slot or the other slots for the same RAM module, then you have a faulty DIMM slot.

Test each RAM stick and every motherboard DIMM slot available.
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03 Apr 2013   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro

The computer is for a business that is open 6 days a week, so I only had one day with it to do a multitude of things. I wanted it longer to run a more extended test, but didn't have the leisure.

In the sake of making things easier with less down time, I replaced every component on the computer but the PSU. Got a random BSOD, replaced the PSU, no more randoms so far. (Knock on wood). So I believe there was something flaky in the PSU. Thanks for helping with this problem. Can close this thread out now.Thanks guys!
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03 Apr 2013   #14
x BlueRobot


That's good to know, mark this thread as solved if you feel you have no problems.
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