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Stop 0x000000A Error

Stop 0x000000A is a kind of a blue screen of death error related to Windows XP. It occurs either during or after the installation of Windows XP. In other cases, the stop 0x000000A error may occur when the device driver uses an incorrect memory address, triggering an IRQ conflict.

The Stop 0x000000A error message suggests that a process or a driver tried to access a memory section without permission. The stop error message is shown in the following format:

Stop: 0x0000000A (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Reasons for stop 0x000000A error to occur

The stop 0x000000A error is triggered due to multiple reasons. These include:

– Faulty hardware

– Poor device driver installation

– Incompatible device driver

– Viruses and malware attack

– Disk fragmentation

Methods that can help you fix the stop 0x000000A error

Method 1: Windows System Restore

To use System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. In the search box, type “System Restore” and hit ENTER.
  3. In the results, click System Restore.
  4. Enter any administrator passwords (if prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the Wizard to choose a restore point.
  6. Restore your computer.

Method 2: Install Windows XP Compatible Drivers

In some cases device driver compatibility can also shoot up the stop 0x000000A error message.

First get rid of the drivers that are incompatible with Windows XP. Now get and install new Windows XP compatible drivers. To do this, go to the start menu and the control panel. Now double-click on Add or Remove Programs icon. Select the drivers that are incompatible with Windows XP and click on the remove button.

After that reboot PC and install Windows XP compatible drivers for the hardware devices on your system.

Method 3: Uninstall and Reinstall the Windows Operating System Program Associated with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

If your IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error is related to a specific program, reinstalling Windows Operating System-related software could be the answer.

Instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista:

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start utton.
  2. Click Control Panel on the right side menu.
  3. Click Programs.
  4. Click Programs and Features.
  5. Locate IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL-associated program(eg. Windows Operating System) under the Name column.
  6. Click on the Windows Operating System-associated entry.
  7. Click the Uninstall button on the top menu ribbon.
  8. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 0xA-associated program.

Instructions for Windows XP:

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Locate IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL-associated program(eg. Windows Operating System) under the list of Currently Installed Programs.
  5. Click on the Windows Operating System-associated entry.
  6. Click the Remove button on the right side.
  7. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 0xA-associated program.

Instructions for Windows 8:

  1. Hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to produce the Start Menu image.
  2. Right-Click to bring up the Start Context Menu.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Locate IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL-associated program(eg. Windows Operating System) under the Name column.
  5. Click on the Windows Operating System-associated entry.
  6. Click the Uninstall/Change on the top menu ribbon.
  7. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 0xA-associated program.

After you have successfully uninstalled your IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL-associated program (eg. Windows Operating System), reinstall the program according to the Microsoft Corporation instructions.

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By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:02:56+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Blue Screen Errors, Common Errors, Computer Science|0 Comments