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BSOD Getting the following BSOD. Haven't installed any new hardware or software. Screen shows up mostly during startup, and when coming back from idle (and goes past so fast I can't see it). However the following screen shows up during Defrag. ====================================================== A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL If this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps: Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press f8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode. Technical Information: *** STOP: 0x000000d1 (0x031c6e33, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xf7318678) *** w22n51.sys - address f7318678 base at f72f4000, datestamp 3ff54d71 beginning dumb of physical memory. physical memory dump complete. contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assitance. ====================================================== Ran memtest86+, and the RAM is fine. Ran Ccleaner, Hijack this, sbybot search and destory and adaware SE, and none of them helped. Ran windows disk check utility and no problems. Anybody have other suggestions? BSOD started showing up immediately after we moved.

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  • Katharine Toth May 06, 2008

    Yea, I actually tried upgrading the driver, and that didn't do it, and then I tried disabling the wireless card completely and that didn't do it. There is a BSOD I get on startup, and it goes into and endless reboot cycle unless I put it in safe mode. I can't get the text of this BSOD, even though I disabled automatic restart. *sigh* I think I will just have to uninstall the OS

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Apparently w22n51.sys is an Intel driver. It looks like this problem has been resolved by installing the latest Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG drivers that you can find here...

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Filter_Results.aspx?strOSs=All&strTypes=all&ProductID=1637&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng

Another resolution I've seen posted in forums is to disable the Intel software or uninstalling it completely and allowing Windows to mange wireless connection.

Hope this helps!

Posted on May 02, 2008

  • Jane Doe May 07, 2008

    Those BSOD's that you cannot read before another reboot starts are hard are a pain! But before reinstalling you might be able to identify the BSOD and fix the problem by booting in to Safe Mode and looking in the Event Logs.
    Start
    -> Control Panel
    -> Adminstrative Tools
    -> Event Viewer
    -> System
    -> Look for Event ID's
    1001 & 1003

    Look up in Google or on Microsoft's website. Or post them here and I can help you research.

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For BSOD follow the steps below that might can help:

Check the cables of VGA, Mouse , Printer , Scanner and Keyboard for loose coupling at the back of computer box.
Determine if you changed anything recently.
The most common cause of the Blue Screen is a recent change in your computer's settings or hardware. This is often related to new drivers getting installed or updated. Drivers are software that allow your hardware to communicate with Windows.
Check your computer's internal hardware. Sometimes, a poor connection inside the computer can cause a Blue Screen. Open your case and check to make sure that all the cables are firmly connected and that any cards are seated firmly in their sockets.
This is more difficult for laptops. You can check the hard drive and the RAM to make sure that they are connected properly. Remove the panels in the back that cover the hard drive and RAM with a small Phillips-head screwdriver. Press the components firmly into their connections. This step is not recommended due to damage in customer device risk.
Check your computer's temperature. Overheating can lead to your hardware malfunctioning. One of the most common components to overheat is the graphics card. In BIOS post test the computer shows on black screen at start up the temperature conditions of computer box. To check it customer can restart the computer and on first screen top right or left corner will show the information of temperature. If it is more than 40 celcius then it is more likely to crash the computer. Reseat the computer in a more cooler place i.e top of the table and away from the wall for venting purpose. The malfunction of processor fan can also be the reason.
Test your RAM. A common culprit in system crashes is a bad stick of RAM. When RAM fails, it causes the system to become unstable. Open the box unplug it from the Slot Remove the RAM clean it for carbon and dust particles and plug it back on make sure when you plug it back you hear the click sound.
Test your hard drive. Run the "chkdsk" function on your hard drive to scan for errors and fix potential problems. A failing hard drive can cause Blue Screens due to corrupted files. To run chkdsk, open command prompt and type CHKDSK entre.
Strip your computer down to the essentials. This is possible on desktop pcs that take out all hardware including hardisk, keyboard, mouse etc and start plugin them one by one until error comes again.

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Those who are using Windows operating system are aware about the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and may be they have faced it in their PCs. This is a common error which usually occurred when something wrong with PC in hardware and software. Sometime it occurred when some major problem has been created in PC but it also come when a minor corruption occurred in it. So, the most important thing to recover the desktop screen is to detect the problem.<br /><br />Blue Screen of Death has not proper technical guideline to solve but it has various way to resolve - depends upon condition or error. Sometime it automatically resolves by restarting the PC but sometime it take great effort and time to resolve. In short there is no simple answer of "how the blue screen of death can be resolved?"<br /><br />To get the desktop screen and resolve the BSOD, user has to recognize the error. This error detection can only be done manually because both parts - hardware and software, are checked one by one. At the blue screen the error is displayed but this display shows the error in computer codes which are not easy to understand by the user. But these codes help to diagnose the error. So, once you get the BSOD error write down it on a paper.<br /><br />Unfortunately, if you couldn't get success to resolve the BSOD by rebooting the machine, then you have to do some effort for resolving the problem. It is not easy to concise the instruction of all resolving method that's why there are some hints to resolve but if you cannot resolve the blue screen error through the following guideline, then write the error code on search engine and get method for resolving through Internet.<br /><br />The first method of diagnosis the problem is to check the windows at safe mode. If you couldn't get success to reach the desktop screen in safe mode that's means there must be a hardware problem. One of your computer physical devices has been corrupted or destroyed. To resolve the screen in this condition check your devices one by one in other PC.<br /><br />If you get desktop screen in safe mode, so you're PC has software or driver problem. Once you reach at the desktop screen, scan your PC through anti-virus immediately. The anti-virus will detect the software if there will be anything wrong. If anti-virus detects any software which is virus infected, uninstall and delete the software immediately from your computer, then re-install the windows because your PC have get the virus.<br /><br />Sometime both of the above method has been failed and computer reached at the desktop screen in safe mode and anti-virus also doesn't find any infected file. This is the condition of driver failure. You have to re-install the driver to resolve the blue screen of death.<br /><br />

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    Did you just install a new program or a piece of hardware, update a driver, install an update, etc.? If so, there's a very good chance that the change you made caused the BSOD.
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    Note: Microsoft recommends that you maintain at least 100MB of free space but I regularly see problems with free space that low. I usually advise Windows users to keep at least 15% of a drive's capacity free at all times.
  3. Scan your computer for viruses. Some viruses can cause a Blue Screen of Death, especially ones that infect the master boot record (MBR) or boot sector.
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My computer says stop: 0x00000024 (0x00190203,0x86f6e330,0xc0000102,0x00000000) `


The most important Blue Screen of Death troubleshooting step you can take is to ask yourself what you just did.:
1) Did you just install a new program or a piece of hardware, update a driver, install an update, etc.? If so, there's a very good chance that the change you made caused the BSOD:Startup using Last Known Good Configuration to undo recent registry and driver changes.Use System Restore to undo recent system changes.Roll Back device driver to version prior to your driver update.
2) Scan your computer for viruses. Some viruses can cause a Blue Screen of Death, especially ones that infect the master boot record (MBR) or boot sector.
3) Update drivers for your hardware. Most Blue Screens of Death are hardware or driver related so updated drivers could fix the cause of the STOP error.
4) Return hardware settings to default in Device Manager. Unless you have a specific reason to do so, the system resources that an individual piece of hardware is configured to use in Device Manager should be set to default.
Non-default hardware settings have been known to cause a Blue Screen of Death.
5) Return BIOS settings to their default levels. An overclocked or misconfigured BIOS can cause all sorts of random issues, including BSODs.
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Sometimes BSOD are caused either by Software or Hardware problems, you can start running the diagnostic test first on the computer to check for hardware problems.

Try removing any external devices first (Ex. USB devices) then run some diagnostic test:

1. Turn on computer
2. Tap F12 continuously on the Dell logo screen
3. Select Diagnostics
4. Follow on screen instructions
4. Wait for the test results (approximately 10-15min.)

If all test passed no problems have been found, it means there is no problem with hardware/computer. The problem is now pointing out to be software problem. Solution will be restoring it back to factory settings.

1. Turn on computer
2. Tap F8 continuously on the Dell logo screen
3. Select Repair computer
4. Follow instructions... then select "Dell Factory Image Restore " on the recovery options
5. Follow instructions
6. Wait for 20-25min. and computer now is back to factory settings

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Have you installed anything lately? Hardware or software? What you can do is try to log into safe mode pressing F8 during the initial startup. I would use system restore to a date before this happened. In the case you do know what activity you were doing when this BSOD occured then retrace your steps and you should be good. let me know if this works. Safe mode is a state that the OS boots that it only runs the bare essentials to boot. This mode is used for virus removal mostly but it is also helpful in these situations. Let me know if this works

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7E is a memory issue or general driver fault. It's windows way of saying "i dunno it just died". If you have Dell diagnostics, run a full system check, to ensure the hardware is ok. If you get no errors, then you have a driver fault in windows. This is From Microsoft:
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If the following conditions are true, the issue might be a hardware incompatibility with Windows XP because all the installed drivers are Windows XP drivers:
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However, if you receive the STOP 0x7E error after you upgrade from Windows 2000 Professional, or if you recently added a new hardware device, this issue might be an incompatible driver or an incompatible hardware device.
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Basically, the 7E error is a defective driver. You will likely have to get your computer recovered by a professional shop, or if you have nothing important on it, attempt to reformat and reinstall. It is unfair that Windows has borked your computer and they wont fix it. I hope I was able to at least point you in the right direction.

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If it boots ok then un-install any recent software changes and try to re-boot normally again.

bsod (blue screen of death) can be cause by many things but there is usually some form of error message either just before or during a bsod.

That complete message would be most useful in diagnosing any further issues you may have.

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