i am having a very difficult and strange problem with a Desktop PC (see the specs in the attached html file of Everest).
I recently have made a clear setup of Windows XP Pro SP3 in a Desktop PC.
When the PC is cold and i am having the first start, i get black screen and the PC cannot continue.
After a reset i get blue screen with error : DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL (OX000000D1).
Then after a second reset i get the same Black Screen & Blue Screen.
In the next reset everything goes well and the PC log on to Windows XP (it works great).
The strange thing is that this problem happens only when the pc is cold.
Every time i open the PC in the morning (it is about 12 hours in shutdown), i get the black screen and then the blue screen.
After the first succesfull log on it works fine. I have made about 10 restarts and 5 shatdown after the first success log on and it works great.
What i am saying is that the errors occured when it is cold for a long time. So the problem seems to be related with temperature ;
Completely accidentaly i found a trick to solve the problem when i open the pc in the morning :
1) I go in BIOS
2) I select 'SET OPTIMALS'
3) Save and exit
When i do the above trick everything goes well and the log on is succesfull.
I have replace the lithium battery.
I have tried to make a BIOS update with no result because the motherboard Soltek SL-85DR2(-L)
is too old and i have not found any new BIOS version.
I do not know what else to do. I need your help.