Re: New to the site, and REALLY need some help getting rid of Blue Screen of Death! Help.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Rick Rogers, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Rick Rogers

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    Run the memory diagnostic tool included with Vista.

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    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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    "theortolazaj" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I have a Dell Inspiron 531 with 1022 RAM. It is a 32bit operating system
    > running Vista Home Premium. Everytime I click shut down or restart, it
    > goes to the normal shutting down screen, but it takes a bit longer than
    > it usually does, then I see the spinning wheel in fromt of "Shutting
    > Down" freeze for about 1 second, then blue screen pops up saying:
    >
    > "...
    >
    > IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    >
    > ..
    >
    > Technical Information:
    >
    > ***Stop: 0x0000000a (0x00000000, 0x0000001B, 0x00000001, 0x81C291FA)"
    >
    >
    > I have ran the Dell Factory Image Restore twice today, thinking it was
    > some software or something, but the blue screen still shows up after
    > shut down. I'm thinking it's bad RAM, maybe the comp is overheating,
    > some other hardware. Please, can anyone tell me if I am right? If so,
    > what exactly can I do? Thanks!
    >
    >
    > --
    > theortolazaj
     
    Rick Rogers, Aug 15, 2009
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