I am getting a error (0xefdff5e8 0x00001c 0x0000001 0x804dc205) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL .. No cards are installed in the PC. A fresh install of XP, and this error occurs randomly, and whenever a program is installed. Suggestions????
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sounds like you have bad drivers for one of your hardware devices:

try updating your BIOS and download the latest drivers for all your hardware. You might have to resort to a repair installation of XP if you can't get into XP to test this.
m0nst3rAuthor Commented:
downloaded and installed all new drivers, with same results.
Still dumbfounded....
Doing Bios now, but have doubts.
This MS KB article tells how to troubleshoot IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors:;en-us;314063
Troubleshooting a Stop 0x0000000A Error in Windows XP


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m0nst3rAuthor Commented:
not exactly what i needed, but a good point in the right direction. HCL seems to be the answer for this one.
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