Discovered a problem when trying to run TFC. When I ran TFC it would hang at “shutting down” while restarting. I ran TFC a couple of times and would hang at the shutting down. After I manually shut it down and restarted it the last time I wanted to see if it would shut down without hanging in the safe mode. So when booting to the safe mode I got the BSOD IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS THAN, 0X0000000A stop code. It did not give any reference as to what was the problem. From what I could find the 0xA is either a hardware or software problem. I got the computer as a freebee and the only thing I am aware of it that the previous owner was having issue and had a new HDD put in and the OS (XP) reinstalled. I don’t know if that is where the issue originates or if the 0xA thing has been since I’ve had it as this is the first time I tired to use the safe mode. Next are a few of the things I have done concerning this safe mode issue:
TFC - Uninstalled program and still got 0xA
Memory - I’ve seen in a few posts that the memory might be the cause. There are 2 memory slots and both have a 1GB stick in each. The system can handle up to 2 GB of memory. I tried 1 memory stick (A) in each slot and got 0xA each time. Tried the other memory stick (B)in each slot and again got the 0xA each time. I tired a memory stick © from my other computer ( I checked with the crucial sight and they use the same memory) in each slot and again got the 0xA
Startup - There were some posts that talked about disabling the startups with msconfig so I gave that a try and still got the 0xA.
WhoCrashed - Nothing listed there.
The system info is:
Manufacture - RAM Technologies
XP Home Edition SP3
CPU 2.67 GHz
1.96 GB RAM
The computer works just fine. I have not experienced any problems with it other than the safe mode issue.
I am not sure where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.