(Solved) - driver irql not less or equal (blue screen)(20 posts)
Without information regarding you make and model of your machine, tis difficult to source.
But I would check that you have updated your wireless driver.
Could you please post the make and model of your machine, we can the direct you to the right place.
It might not be ur case but some time ago atleast 5 months back i received this message alot and dont know wat was the problemo ,
so what I figured out at the end was that my CPU fan was covered in dust then I cleaned my PC since from that day I have not received any BSOD , try it , it might help.
Have you UPDATED the wireless card drivers? If so, you might NEED to roll them back, driver could be either bad, or not really for your device?
What is the wireless card you have? Since it is a LAPTOP, I'll assume it is built-in?
Non-US? I can't find the laptop, pcg 71811m on the Sony site????
ElmerBeFuddled, here they are http://www.mediafire.com/?9h65q9h10a2ss6m
ispalten, yup, Portugal..
Right I've looked at five of the dmp files. All five give a D1 stop error which indicates a device driver is at fault. All five blame the vsdatant.sys as that driver.
So, the answer to begin with is...........
Uninstall Zone Alarm Firewall.
If you have the 2011 version of ZA then you can uninstall it through the Progams and Features and all should be well. Make sure that Windows Firewall is enabled.
If you have an earlier version of ZA you will have to download the ZoneAlarm Remover to help you remove it. Uninstall ZoneAlarm through Programs and Features. Boot to safe mode and run the ZoneAlarm Remover. Reboot. Make sure that Windows Firewall is enabled.
Also consider that McAfee is a known cause of BSOD's with Windows 7.
Other Drivers To Update:
ArcSoftKsUFilter.sys Mon May 25 09:27:31 2009 ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effect
GizmoDrv.SYS Sun May 18 06:24:02 2008 Gizmo Project - Arainia Solutions
Rt64win7.sys Wed Jan 26 13:34:03 2011 Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC v7.050
nvlddmkm.sys Fri Feb 18 17:53:00 2011 nVidia Graphics Drivers.
Download and install DriverSweeper.
Uninstall your current Graphics setup through Programs and Features.
Boot to (preferably) Safe Mode and run Driver Sweeper to clean up the remnants of your current Graphics set up.
Reboot to Normal Mode.
Install your new Graphics set up.
But let us know how it goes. If you get any more bsods, COPY the dmp files to a folder on your desktop, put them all in a single zipped folder and stick that up on MediaFire.
Hope That Helps
I'd recommend, as free Microsoft Security Essentials. I personally use ESET, but that's paid for. Also Kaspersky (paid) Avast (free?). Those are the best at being blue screen friendly in my two years plus of looking at BSODs.
But AV's are as personal as your choice in sock colours, some suit you sir, better than others.
Also, steer clear of AVG, Spyware Terminator, Avira, PC Tools. Now prepare for a deluge of folks running xyz of those saying it's the best thing since buttered toast!!! :D
There is a nice guide on anti-virus software here:
Personally, I use MSE. I believe that is what most folks around here use.
Edit: Oh well, Elmer beat me by under a second!
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