Computer very slow, format and I can't install Windows Xp -IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Posted on 2009-03-31
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Last Modified: 2013-11-22

The computer start works very slow, the sound card didn't work,...
We have done fdisk /mbr.
But we are installing de Windows Xp while it is configuring the devices it says:
STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000010x0x00000002x0x00000000,0x8051AA58)

What could I do? Is a hardware or software problem? Is a virus?

Best regards,
Question by:silviall
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pghn earned 300 total points
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Read the KB about it (maybe it helps you)

It can be faulty hardware or bad drivers.
Try to disconnect all peripherals from the computer (leave only keyboard and mouse) and try to install again. Another good practice is to load defaults on the the BIOS.

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(Sorry the post above was not intended for your question. My bad)

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ID: 24027438
In facts it is! I should had some sleep this night... sorry for this mess.

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twocandles earned 600 total points
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Whenever I've seen this error it's been due to one of this:

- Faulty hardware
- Very old hardware plugged into a new motherboard.
- Faulty drivers (for old hardware usually)

Did you install some hardware recently?

Try removing expendable hardware like sound card, network card and such and try again. Then go for the rest of the hardware: hard disk, memory, cpu if possible...until you find what is causing the problem.

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by:Asta Cu
Asta Cu earned 600 total points
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What are you upgrading from?  "Stop 0x0000000A Irql_Not_Less_or_Equal" Error Message During Windows XP Upgrade
Have you checked EVENT VIEWER for any error messages/details to help zero in on the problem area?
Bug Check 0xA: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL  - e IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bug check has a value of 0x0000000A. This indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL or above - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793589.aspx

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