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"Loading PBR for descriptor 2 ... done" when booting machine after installing XP SP3

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After successfully installing SP3 for Windows XP, I'm getting "Loading PBR for descriptor 2 ... done" when I boot the machine.  The machine has gone on to successfully boot, but I'm concerned about a problem with the primary boot record.

Sometimes the machine does not successfully boot and I receive the blue screen with an "irql_not_less_than_or_equal" error.  If I keep rebooting it a few times, it eventually boots.

I've done a chkdsk upon boot and everything seems fine.

What should I do next?

Thanks
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by:LeeTutor
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This page, with the comment from Skyotik ("Dell Gold Tech Support") says that you needn't be concerned about this:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/motherboards-bios-cpu/18268-loading-pbr-descriptor-2-done.html
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Thanks for the link, but since I'm getting a blue screen of death about every 4th time I boot, don't you think I should be concerned?  I never know if I may not be able to get a successful boot the next time or not.
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Take a look at the following web page,

http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm

which is presented using frames.  Click on the error code (0A) in the left pane of the page, which is a link to the following quotation:

0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
(Click to consult the online Win XP Resource Kit article, or see Windows 2000 Professional Resource Kit, p. 1539.)
Typically due to a bad driver, or faulty or incompatible hardware or software. Use the General Troubleshooting of STOP Messages checklist above. Technically, this error condition means that a kernel-mode process or driver tried to access a memory location to which it did not have permission, or at a kernel Interrupt ReQuest Level (IRQL) that was too high. (A kernel-mode process can access only other processes that have an IRQL lower than, or equal to, its own.)
Troubleshooting Stop 0x0A Messages in Windows {KB 165863} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
Troubleshooting a Stop 0x0000000A Error in Windows XP {KB 314063} Win XP
Possible Resolutions to STOP 0x0A, 0x01E, and 0x50 Errors {KB 183169} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
During upgrade to Win XP {KB 311564} Win XP
STOP 0x0000000A Error Message When You Change from AC Power to DC Power {KB 316676} Win XP
Stop 0x0000000A Error Message When You Fast Switch Between Users {KB 310918} Win XP
While booting NT on same partition as Win 2000 or XP {KB 227301} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
Partial List of Driver Error Codes That the Driver Verifier Tool Uses to Report Problems {KB 315252} Win XP
Windows XP Restarts When You Try to Shut Down Your Computer {KB 311806}
Fatal System Error When You Try to Use a Hewlett-Packard 5100C ScanJet {KB 307129} Win XP (with Brother printer)
Computer May Hang During a Heavy Load with an Ericsson HIS Modem {KB 319810} Win 2000, Win XP
STOP 0x4E, STOP 0x1A, STOP 0x50, and STOP 0xA Errors Occur When You Try to Start the Computer {KB 271955} Win NT 4.0 (corrupt physical RAM)
Stop: 0x0000000A (00000063, 0000001c, 00000000, parameter4) error message on a Windows 2000-based computer {KB 837384} Win 2000 (program error, hotfix available)

You should go to the actual page in order to read the links given in the quotation above.
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by:gdejarnett
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Thanks Lee,

Will try to figure out which device is causing the problem and get back with you on Monday.
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Thanks Lee!
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