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Windows 7: An annoying BSOD(IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL)

14 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro X64

Hey I recently built a PC its all working great once I get to the windows login screen.

There are only two times I get a BSOD.

On bootup at the windows loading screen. It will simply hang for a while then I will get a IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL. A simple restart a few times and it will load in correctly and all will be fine.

The only other time I have seen this BSOD on this PC was when I put the PC in sleep mode and it randomly woke its self up with the same BSOD

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2014   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Hellow Twig, Welcome to Sevenforums!

It seems the problem driver is part of Intel Rapid Storage Technology

  *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStorA.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStorA.sys Probably caused by : iaStorA.sys ( iaStorA+67146 ) 
Lets try uninstalling this Driver all together and then Windows should populate the correct native driver.
Follow the steps below:

1. Uninstall it from Control Panel > Programs and Features.
2. Uninstall the driver from device manager:
- Right click on "my computer" icon and click "manage" on the context menu.
- In the "Computer Management" window that opens:
- Select "Device Manager" in the left pane, It will list all the existing devices.
- Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
- Select one Intel device item under it, right click, then uninstall.
- Repeat the process for all Intel items under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"
3. Now restart the computer.
4. Once booted, Windows will auto configure the appropriate native system driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64

Done the steps you have suggested. I will report back in a few days if the fix has stuck. Thanks for the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec



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