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Need help...
Windows won't start even in safe mode. I get a blue screen with the message IRQL_not_less_or_equal with the following at the bottom of the blue screen.
*** Stop: 0x0000000A (0X00000010,0X00000002,0X00000000,0X804D7256)
I am running XP Pro and recently installed (about a month ago) a PCI SATA card and a new Western Digital Hard Drive and a NVidia graphics card in my AGP slot. I also just installed a PCI eSATA card for a external Back up Hard Drive yesterday when this happened. All was running well for several hours then when I rebooted I got the blue screen and can't start Windows
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give.

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Last Post by mattb0611
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Have you tried removing the new card? That stop error is frequently caused by faulty drivers.

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I removed the eSATA card that I installed yesterday and got the same blue screen. I wasn't sure how to remove the driver since I can't start windows. I was able to use my Windows XP disk to get to a command prompt through the repair option but wasn't sure what to do from there.

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Oh, and if that doesn't work, use your install disk to repair Windows (not in the recovery console). It'll reinstall Windows and should do the trick.

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I should have mentioned I tried every option available when I hit F8 when booting, including the "use last known good configuration" and I get the same blue screen with every option. I also used the windows disk to try to repair windows . (The option to do a repair or do a fresh installation came up when I chose the install windows option rather than the repair console option.) Nothing has worked.

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I'm going to check out the web site you mentioned and see what I can find out. Thanks.

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I checked out the web site but I'm afraid the article said "you cannot start the system restore tool from a recovery console command prompt" and I can't get to any other command prompt because I can't start windows in "Safe mode with command prompt" or in any other mode.

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Well, I think your only option at this point is to run Knoppix or some live Linux distro (or other Live CD) to recover your data, then wipe and reinstall. Wish I could help you more.

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