Monday, March 01, 2010

Wireless Causing Windows XP Bluscreen BSOD | IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL | Fix

bsodTech Blog - Recently I have given away an old laptop that works perfectly I know this because I still used it hours before I gave it away, anyway after few days the person who receive the laptop gave me a call and is telling me that enabling the wireless card on the laptop gives out the bluescreen of death (BSOD) error on Windows XP, (see exact error below) the problem doesn't make sense at first as I have been using the laptop hours before I gave it to him and I'm connected to my network wirelessly, I'm pretty sure that everything is working, anyway as I help him troubleshoot the problem we uninstalled the drivers that are related to networking and reinstall the drivera, disabled related services, I wasn't able to solve the problem until he told me that he bought a new Wireless B/G/N router so I told him to go into the router using a LAN cable and make sure to only enable B/G, after doing so the laptop connected to the router and we didn't see the BSOD screen again, I don't know why the N signal would cause a BSOD IRQ error, I suppose I should look for driver update for the card but still I find it weird anyway I hope this is will be helpfull to people that will encounter this problem in the future :)

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly instaled hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:
***STOP: 0X0000000A (0XCDCDCDC9, 0X00000002, 0X00000000, 0X804DBE7B)

Begining dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

Below are some howto on troubleshooting

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Windows XP was the first NT-Based Wireless operating system. You need Vista or 7

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