IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL – Fixing Solutions
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, Stop: 0x0000000A, Stop 0A, 0x0000000A or whatever you call, they are same and it’s a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) problem of your Windows PC and mainly when this error message occurs, it’s possible that some of your windows kernel-mode process or a driver attempted to ingress in a memory address and it won’t able to complete their access.
In a normal language, if you’ve getting this BSOD on your computer’s screen then it’s fully indicates that there is something bad happening in your PC’s Operating System like Drivers corruption, or Windows files database corruption, or maybe some of your hardware got faulty too.
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL can occurs in any versions of your windows whatever you’re using Windows 7 or maybe Windows 10 in your Personal Computer. The bad thing which is hate about this error is, your computer’s having a problem with some of your operating system’s file which actually isn’t able to get identified and just because of that your BSOD’s message screen also aren’t able to show you some of the error status like which one your OS file is creating this problem and what you’ll need to repair.
That’s the main reason why you’ll need to do some extra troubleshooting steps to find the root cause of this problem and make this error fixed.
Here’s The List Of Those Reasons Why You Are Getting This Error On Your Computer’s Screen And Those Are-
- Hardware Compatibility
- Registry Database Corruption
- Driver Corruption
- Operating System Corruption
So, this is everything which I know about this BSOD error and in case, if you’re having this problem in your computer too and wanted to fix it on your own, then now you’ll just need to stick with this tutorial and I’ll definitely going to help you out by showing you the full troubleshooting guide so you can easily remove this error from your computer’s Windows by just following the simple step by step solutions which I’m all mentioned below in this article.
So, Let’s Look Over To The Solutions;
I know you’ll guarantee make it fixed, but the one thing which I wanted to let you know first is, you won’t able to fix your problem until you’ve tried everything listed below. So, make sure you do things step by step and if some particular solution won’t works for you, then you can just skip that step and move on to the another one.
If you’ll find some suggestion link in between the solutions, then just go for it, because I can’t write everything in a single article and even If I do, you’ll get confused. So, feel free to follow other links.
NOTE: In case, If you’re getting this BSOD Error while on your Windows startup then the first thing you’ll need to do is to start your computer in safe mode to do some repairing stuff in it, because most of the solutions listed in this article only works for the running operating system.
If your computer also won’t be able to starts in the safe mode too, in that case you can use Startup Repair Utility Tool which can quick fix that kind of issues.
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Solution #1- Hardware Compatibility
Hardware compatibility is a checkup of your computer’s hardware which is, it’s your computer is compatible with a particular type of software or maybe some another hardware device which typically includes many different types of computer’s peripheral devices.
I’m only suggesting you this because sometimes people bought something new (hardware) for their computer and then just connects it to the system without knowing that hardware is compatible with their computer system or not.
So, If you’ve recently connected some new hardware to your PC then, I think now you should need to remove it, just for the testing purpose because most of the times that really makes the problem gone.
If you’ve recently installed some new software in your windows operating system, then now you should just need to uninstall it. Or in case, if you wanted to keep that new software, then you’ll need to make sure that software is fully compatible with your current installed Operating System.
Feedback By Loony On 16.Dec.2015
Thanks for help, but sadly I found it’s my old computer motherboard who’s not compatible with the windows 10 🙁
Solution #2- Remove USB
Sometimes our computer’s Operating System getting this problem while installing or operate External USB device’s drivers and creating this IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD error on the computer’s screen and the simple solution what you can try is to remove all the connected external USB devices from your desktop or laptop and restart your computer after that.
After disconnecting everything unnecessary from your computer, now you’ll need to use your computer as in a normal way, for just likely testing purpose and check, are you still getting this error or not.
By saying ‘Removing USB’, I mean disconnect and remove all your USB connected devices like Printer’s Cable, Scanner’s Cable, Webcam’s Cable, External Hard Disk Drive’s Cable etc. beside your USB Mouse and Keyboard.
If You Found BSOD Solved – By removing the USB, If this 0x0000000A Error gone from your computer that means you definitely having some problem in your USB connected hardware drivers. So, now connect a single USB device into your computer and test your computer for the error, if everything looks good then you can connect the Second USB device into your computer and restart it, you’ll have to do that for every USB device which was connected to your PC and when you find the faulty one, you’ll just need to reinstall drivers for that particulate hardware.
This Link Will Help You Out To Know>> How To Find And Download Drivers On The Internet?
If You Found BSOD Unsolved – If you still getting this blue dump error on your computer then you can move on to our next step because there is a chance that your computer is having a problem in your installed Windows OS.
Solution #3- Windows Corruption Fix
If the all above solutions doesn’t work for you then it’s quite possible that your installed windows got corrupted too because normally 50% of this problem caused by some faulty drivers of yours computer and mainly you are seeing this error when every time that driver tries to execute itself to run in the process and remains creating this IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen Error just because of its corrupted file, registry or database.
There are numbers of other error code like “Stop: 0x000000D1” etc. which can show you which drivers file is creating the problem but in this “Stop: 0x0000000A” your windows doesn’t know about which one isn’t working well and that’s the reason why you’ll need to update both type of your computer’s drivers which are windows and hardware driver, in case updating drivers won’t works either then you’ll need to go for the registry cleanup in order to repair your computer system.
And to do whatever I told you, you can follow the given link down below where I wrote about every single advanced solution to fix all the BSOD’s Windows related problem and you’ll have to try very single step mentioned in that article to make this problem fixed and make sure you don’t reinstall your windows which I also suggested in that article because I wanted you to come back to this article because installing the new Windows OS is the last thing to do and before that I have some or more useful solution what you still try, but completing every single step given in that link before moving to any further step in this article.
Suggested link >> All Advanced Solutions To Fix BSOD <<
Again, don’t reinstall your windows just come back to this article, if problem not solves by those solutions.
Feedback By AustinDS On 24.Dec.2015
HahaHA. My mother called me with this error on my dad’s laptop. So, I make a search on Google for this error and found this page. Having not understood most of what I saw, I scrolled the whole way through. Then I saw this one. I figured hey – I’m having a registry cleaner in my computer and know how to do that. We’ll give it a shot. Now my PC is fixed! Thank you Desk Roosta 🙂
Solution #4- RAM Test
If this problem still sticks with your computer then it’s time to test your computer’s ram by using a 3rd party memory tester software in your computer and replace the memory stick if you’ve find your ram is faulty.
You can also check out my another tutorial listed down below to know about all the Ram Testing and Troubleshooting Method to identify, is your computer’s Ram is in good condition or not.
Solution #5- Fixing By Hotfix
In this step, I’m going to provide you some of links what you can download to fix this problem. These link will help you out to download a file called hotfix which is mainly made by the Microsoft to fix the particular type of Errors in their Windows Operating System. Every Hotfix are different by the different error code or message, but all these listed hotfix is only related to the error IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
Just Download The Hotfix According To The Version Of Your Windows –
- Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2-based or Windows Server 2012-based Hyper-V
- Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 7-based computer from sleep or from hibernation 32- BIT
- Windows 7-based computer from sleep or from hibernation 64 – BIT
- Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer that has Norton Internet Security or Norton 360 installed
- Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 if iSCSI storage is installed
Solution #6- Fragment Disk fix
Fragmenting disk is literally a important step which should need be done in computer system periodically. Sometimes, when you make your personal computer system to work hard like doing some hardcore gaming stuff and you notice your computer working slowly and does not seem to run as efficiently as it used to be.
If, everyday tasks such as opening files or a program seem to take noticeably longer time for your PC to process, leaving you staring at your idle screen waiting to act and then this blue screen shows up while between in the system’s processing, then I think this Defragmenting your hard disk thing can helps you.
Defragment process includes cleaning bad useless files sector space of the computer system and you can easily clean your hard driver’s bad sector without using any third party software. You’ll just need to search for the tool named “Defragment Disk” in your Windows Stars Menu to find this preinstalled Windows software in your computer.
Solution #7- Stop OVERCLOCKING
Overclocking is the action of increasing some hardware component’s clock rate, to make that hardware work at full speed even higher than it was designed by the manufacturer.
And if you do installed some software or make some recent changes in your computer’s Bios to overclock your system performance, that I highly recommend you to make everything’s back to normal or otherwise you’ll see this error every time when your system’s performance get fluctuate.
Solution #8- Reinstall your OS
Reinstalling your operating system is the last thing you can try if any of these solutions won’t works for you.
Link >> How To Install Windows?
Feedback By Jack12 On 19.Jan2016
Finally the best fix I found after trying everything is may be a clean installation of Windows 10 in my computer. So, I just download the media creation tool to create new USB or DVD installation media for Windows 10, boot it and use to perform a “Custom” installation without loss of data. And TAA DAA problem Fixed!! But thanks for help.
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