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How To Fix IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Error

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error or you can also call it 0*0000000A error is nothing but a blue screen that shows some driver attempt for accessing a memory address or a kernel mode driver is not able to complete the access.

In simple terms, this error message indicates that there is definitely something bad happening to your PC hardware or the operating system. Now, the bad thing about this problem is the computer is also having some problem with a file that is not able to identify its status. But, we have also got good news for you; in this article, we have brought the complete solutions for fixing this error.

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (Solution 1): Hardware Compatibility:

While installing any hardware it is essential to make sure that the hardware is compatible with the configuration of that PC. This is important because sometimes we buy advanced hardware (like Graphics card or an advanced processor) that is not compatible with the PC.

You can check by removing the hardware whether the error is still showing or not, chances are there that the error will be no more.

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Solution 2: Remove USB

Sometimes it happens that the PC’s operating system is facing problem in installing external USB drivers and this results in IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error.

The simple solution is to remove any external USB device connected to your PC or laptop and then restart it again. By removing the external USB’ we mean remove all the USB connected devices like printer cable, webcam cable, scanner cables, external hard drives, pen drives etc.

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Solution 3: Registry corruption fixed

This is the most important factor for the overall performance of your computer and most of the times due to poor maintenance; you can experience certain registry issues including IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error.

You can make use of registry cleaners to clean up the junk registry and repair. When you start the registry tuner and then click on scan button it will show each little problem within the PC. And then click on Fix Problem to repair the registry problems.

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Solution 4: Drivers Corruption Fix

Also, if your drivers got corrupted then this error might occur. If the driver is faulty and it tries to execute itself in running the process this will cause 0*0000000A or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error due to the corrupted file.

You can make use of the SFC/SCANNOW for repairing the windows. Open the command prompt, click on run as administrator and then type in Sfc /scannow. Now just sit back and relax until the verification phase and scan completes. It will repair the majority of windows files.

Solution 5: Ram Test

If you are facing the error, then you can also check the RAM of your computer. From the start task manager, you can check the RAM usage.

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Then click on performance and check how much memory is being used. If your PC is using above the 90% limit, then there are high chances you shall get an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error. It is the time to change or upgrade the RAM.

Sikhar Dhawan

Hey, I am Shikhar Dhawan. The man behind this blog. I love to write on Tech and like to solve error fixes.

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