How to fix Stop code 0x0000000A or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in Windows

At some point it has happened to you that you turn off your laptop or desktop PC and the next day you are faced with the fact that it does not start normally and a blue window with a sad face appears (this if you have the version Windows 8.1 or 10).

It is likely that you will see the error “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” which is a failure normally raised when starting the system, as we would do on a regular basis.

In most cases, this error is associated with failures within the error drivers or a hardware-software, which is defective or has become incompatible.

Here we will teach you how to fix this driver problem, which is also known as ” the blue screen of death .”

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What is the cause of the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error?

Taking into account that the failure of the “blue screen” is a critical message, which usually suggests immediate attention, due to the abrupt suspension that the system had, it is important to clarify that this is done in order to to prevent damage to hardware and software on your computer .

In most cases, this error is generated due to the incompatibility of the hardware, software or, failing that, of some drivers, which cause risk within the system.

Sometimes, the message will give us a clue about the exact place, in which to look for the problem or mention the driver that causes the failure, in other devices such as the video card, the driver failure, comes directly by the sound card or failing that, by a hard disk failure.

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How do you fix the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error?

To repair this error, you can opt for various solutions, which also provide a diagnosis and also a solution with which you can restore the computer.

Load the validated configuration (Windows XP, 7 or Vista): To do this, you must turn off the PC and proceed to disconnect all peripherals that have been connected to your device, this includes printers, cameras, scanner, hard disk, etc.

When you turn on the computer, you must proceed to press F8, in order to access the BIOS options , in which you can see the advanced boot configuration options.

Select with the keyboard directional the option “The last known good-valid configuration ” and after that, proceed to press the Enter key , in order to continue.

Once you are inside the operating system, you must go to download directly from the web the drivers that are updated within it. This will be directly, for the peripheral devices of the equipment, more directly, for those that are compatible with the devices.

Are you thinking of changing the Windows?

The IRQL error can occur just at the moment in which the system tries to download an “Upgrade” which is known as “upgrade or upgrade ” of the Windows system.

Sometimes this leads to conflicts within the operating system, and as a result, various failures result when starting the system, thus causing it to shut down suddenly.

For this reason, what is professionally recommended is the fact that the antivirus program is removed and also any “backup” program that is installed on your PC.

After finishing the installation of the new operating system, you should only install the programs that are compatible with it and which in the future will not cause any type of conflicts.

It also proceeds to verify that the devices and their peripherals work with your computer and that they are compatible with the new operating system that has been installed.

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