Hi, I have a problem that every time i start up my computer I get a blue screen and have to restart. This only occurs when my computer is booted from cold and will happen between 3-10 times before the computer becomes stable. Sometimes the computer won't actually get into windows before crashing and sometimes it says 'cmos checksum error - defaults loaded'. The main errors stated in the blue screen are:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (where it sometimes makes reference to ndis.sys or nv4_mini.sys) -> this is the most common error IRQ_NOT_EQUAL BAD_POOL_CALLER PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (with win32k.sys)
I have checked out other responses to this problem and not found a solution that works for me yet.
This is what I have tried: Running norton speed disk, disk doctor, win doctor, running chkdisk, virus scans, updated windows, updated bios, updated mouse, printer, graphics.
My specs are: XP Athlon XP 2000 Gigabyte G7VA motherboard 512MB DDR Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Windows XP SP2 any other specs needed let me know
And this problem has only happened with the recent install of windows, it has not happened before May with the same hardware/software set up.
I had this problem about 12 months ago,it turned out to be the battery on my motherboard.You could replace this, they are fairly cheap and its not difficult.I wear a pair of surgical rubber gloves when I mess around inside the case.Regards.