My computer started bluescreening last night. It only happened once, and after restarted my computer, it was fine again, but today it's happened several times. It only blue screens when I'm watching streaming video with the winamp player.
The error message states that "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal"
It continues by saying basically that if it's the first time just restart and hope for the best. If not try uninstalling any recently installed software/hardware, and try disabling BIOS memory options like shadowing and caching (which I have no idea how to do).
Technical information: STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF643EDCF)
ar5211.sys - Address F643EDCF base at F63EF000, DateStamp 40b788ac
It then proceeds to dump its physical memory and says to go get help elsewhere if I can't figure it out. Which I can't.
I have not recently downloaded any software or made any hardware changes.
I discovered that the ar5211.sys file is the driver for my wireless LAN adapter. I have no idea what the rest means.
Now, I disabled, enabled, uninstalled, and reinstalled my wireless drivers, to no avail. I also uninstalled/re-installed my winamp player. I also ran a full virus scan (which may be way off-base, but it can’t do any harm). I'm really not very familiar with this aspect of troubleshooting, but I did try to look up the problem, but there were a million answers to problems that varied slightly from one computer to the next.
It's a Toshiba satellite A70
Pentium 4 processor
Microsoft xp home ed SP2
448 MB of RAM
I have also provided the image of the blue screen of death, to be extra thorough.
Any help would great greatly appreciated.