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:whistling: Hi, my computer keeps restarting its self. There is no pattern. Sometimes it can last a whole day with out restarting, another day it can restart as soon as I turn it on. The length of time varies. I do not have to be on the internet, sometimes it just restarts when noone is touching it. I read in an earlier posting how to get an error report when it restarts this is what my report says.
Driver - IRQL Not-Less-or-Equal
Stop: 0x000000D1 (0xFE8EE000, 0x00000002, 0x0000000, 0xF8FE5CF)
nnrnstdi, sys - Address F8AFE5CF base at F8AFD000, Datestamp 43f3917a.

Any help would be greatly aprreciated. Thanks. Maxine

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Welcome to Geeks to Go, daily33.

Generally IRQ errors are either drivers or memory, but i have seen the same problem with a hard Drive going bad. The Aumha org says this.


The system attempted to access pageable memory using a kernel process IRQL that was too high. The most typical cause is a bad device driver (one that uses improper addresses). It can also be caused by caused by faulty or mismatched RAM, or a damaged pagefile.

Heres a couple of Microsoft articles that may help.



One thing i would do is download memtest86 and run it to see if your memory is OK. If it passes then it is probably a driver causing the problem. It may fix the problem by doing a repair install of XP but i have not always had that happen.


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