A lot of users are complaining of error messages and BSOD’s (Blue Screen of death) on online forums. BSOD’s can happen due to a variety of reasons. Driver issues, System File corruption, faulty RAM modules etc. In this post we are focusing on a specific scenario. A scenario where you upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. After the upgrade, you might get this error message. In this post, I am going to talk about how to resolve and Fix IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Error in Windows 10.
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Before even starting with the troubleshooting steps, Disable any CPU or GPU overclocking. If you are unsure about this, you probably aren’t doing it. The next step would be to find out the faulty driver or hardware might be causing these error messages.
Backup your Windows Environment and create a system restore point. Ensure access to a second computer in order to reach support.
Step 1: Find out if there are any newly installed hardware in your system. Unplug and remove the device. Perform a normal reboot.
Step 2: Remove all external hardware peripherals including USB/Non-USB devices. Reboot your PC again.
Step 3: Test your RAM modules using memtest. Instructions are available here. If you find any errors, please replace your memory modules. Don’t forget to re-seat your memory modules before replacing them.
Step 5: Use Nirsoft Bluescreen view to debug your crash dump files.
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Step 4: Repair your Windows 10 installation.
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