Windows crashes with "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" message

Windows XP (professional service pack 2) suddenly crashed giving message

"IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

I had to reboot when this happens, what is this message means and why does this happen
mahjagAsked:
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PUNKYCommented:
This infamous error, please see here:http://kadaitcha.cx/stop_err.html#0x0000000A

If you could run a repair console, then give a try or run xp repair will help.

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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
check your Event Log to see if there is a common factor when the problem occurs.

also, random crashing can be a sign of faulty memory.  you can test your memory:
http://www.memtest.org  download the ISO and burn to CD and then boot up on the cd.

these suggestions are pretty generic...but without more info, we kinda need to start somewhere generic and go from there...
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