Stop Error: Driver IRQL Not Less or Equal occurs occasionally
Posted on 2002-09-19
I've just built an AMD Athlon 2100 CPU system running Win XP. Motherboard is an ASUS a7v333, with 512M RAM; Maxtor 80G 7200 rpm HD; Plextor 40 12 40 CDRW; Leadtek WinFast A250 Ultra TD vid card; sound card and gameport are onboard and use C-Media drivers for sound.
Problem is, when using one game (Battlefield 1942) I get a Stop Error, listing the text in the topic. So far, no other applications I've tried since finishing the computer have caused this trouble.
Microsoft's Knowledge base topics on the IRQL error talk about it being the result of a built-in monitor making sure that drivers don't do things that will cause problems. The error message, however, doesn't specify which driver is causing this problem. Any way to find out?