IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL STOP: 0x0000000A on blue screen Windows XP
Posted on 2005-05-04
I have a Dell Dimension 2350 with Windows XP with original configuration and is about 2 years old. While starting the operating system, I received the error listed above. The system was working perfectly until last Sunday. No new hardware or software has been added to the system. In following the directions listed on the screen, I have not found a way to disable BIOS memory (caching or shadowing). I can operate under Safe Mode, but have not found the offending problem. Additional information on the blue screen includes:
***STOP: 0x0000000A (0xFF??????, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x????????)
?? represents changing numbers.
Also, listed is "woouhwq -= Address F9817484, Base @ F9817000, Datestamp 4263c4d4". The numbers may change on this one, but I have not validated this.
The operating system appears to start fine under normal mode, everything loads such as everything that I can notice listed under the msconfig. I tried eliminating items under services and startup. All accounts will fail near the end of the OS startup.
I have tried to eliminate possibilities except a failing hardware device, but do not know where to start. I perform all of the startup and memory diagnostics on the system, but all items passed.
Can someone lead me to the solution? Do I have a corrupted device driver (from memory corruption or virus)? Am I having a problem with a hardware device? Is there some diagnostic tools available to determine the problem? At this point, I am grasping for straws. I can run in Safe Mode with Networking which has kept the computer alive temporarily.
Thanks for your help.