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  1.    25 Aug 2015 #1
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    IRQL not less or equal to Windows 10 BSOD shortly after startup


    I am getting a BSOD with 2 different errors (what it's shown me so far): "IRQL not less or equal to" and also "Driver_Irql not less or equal to". I am using Windows 10. My upgrade was about a month ago. I use this Alienware M17XR3 laptop to mostly learn and do programming things. Could a virus be causing this? I can provide any other info deemed necessary.

    On a side note - I have MySQL notifier running in the background. I needed it to set up WAMP server. I keep getting errors on startup from MySQL notifier. If these might help figure out what's going on, I'll write them down next time I BSOD.
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  2.    25 Aug 2015 #2
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  3.    25 Aug 2015 #3
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    My computer information per the BSOD posting instructions.
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  4.    26 Aug 2015 #4
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    Hi cowlicker12,

    Please go to this site and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill your system specs more completely in.

    Please go to the following folder: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\.
    There is a driver called dump_iaStorAV.sys, when you have found it right click > properties and go to the tab details. Please make a screenshot of the details and post it.

    Please go to your manufacturer and check for driver updates.


    The following drivers are the causes of your crashes:

    Killer network wifi driver
    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm Ak27x64start             end                 module name
    fffff800`eb2a0000 fffff800`eb542000   Ak27x64    (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\Ak27x64.sys
        Image name: Ak27x64.sys
        Timestamp:        Wed Dec 07 18:13:57 2011 (4EDF9ED5)
        CheckSum:         002AB75A
        ImageSize:        002A2000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Intel Graphics driver
    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm igdkmd64start             end                 module name
    fffff800`eb910000 fffff800`ebe2dc20   igdkmd64   (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys
        Image name: igdkmd64.sys
        Timestamp:        Wed May 27 05:53:18 2015 (55653FAE)
        CheckSum:         0052B7B7
        ImageSize:        0051DC20
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Bigfoot Networks Bandwidth control
    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm bflwfx64start             end                 module name
    fffff800`ea400000 fffff800`ea557000   bflwfx64 T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: bflwfx64.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bflwfx64.sys
        Image name: bflwfx64.sys
        Timestamp:        Tue Feb 14 20:28:54 2012 (4F3AB5F6)
        CheckSum:         0001A6A6
        ImageSize:        00157000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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  5.    28 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Hi cowlicker12,

    Please go to this site and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill your system specs more completely in.

    Please go to the following folder: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\.
    There is a driver called dump_iaStorAV.sys, when you have found it right click > properties and go to the tab details. Please make a screenshot of the details and post it.

    Please go to your manufacturer and check for driver updates.


    The following drivers are the causes of your crashes:

    Killer network wifi driver
    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm Ak27x64start             end                 module name
    fffff800`eb2a0000 fffff800`eb542000   Ak27x64    (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\Ak27x64.sys
        Image name: Ak27x64.sys
        Timestamp:        Wed Dec 07 18:13:57 2011 (4EDF9ED5)
        CheckSum:         002AB75A
        ImageSize:        002A2000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Intel Graphics driver
    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm igdkmd64start             end                 module name
    fffff800`eb910000 fffff800`ebe2dc20   igdkmd64   (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys
        Image name: igdkmd64.sys
        Timestamp:        Wed May 27 05:53:18 2015 (55653FAE)
        CheckSum:         0052B7B7
        ImageSize:        0051DC20
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Bigfoot Networks Bandwidth control
    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm bflwfx64start             end                 module name
    fffff800`ea400000 fffff800`ea557000   bflwfx64 T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: bflwfx64.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bflwfx64.sys
        Image name: bflwfx64.sys
        Timestamp:        Tue Feb 14 20:28:54 2012 (4F3AB5F6)
        CheckSum:         0001A6A6
        ImageSize:        00157000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

    What do I do knowing that those drivers are the cause of the crashing? I just tried updating them but it says the drivers are already up to date.
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  6.    28 Aug 2015 #6
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    Here is a screenshot of Diskdump.sys. The file "dump_iaStorAV.sys" doesn't exist, I even used the search function.

    View image: Untitled

    I also downloaded the tool and tried to use the auto fill in system specs, but I spammed the set info button and some fields still weren't filling themselves in (some did). Yes, I set it to automatic. Can you see those updated system specs or did you need me to post the here?
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  7.    29 Aug 2015 #7
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    Your system specs can be found here:
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  8.    29 Aug 2015 #8
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    W7 Pro x64 SP1

    Hi guys.

    Dell says that the M17xR3 isn't fully supported for W10. Your best chance for getting W10 stable might be a clean install. Disable any components you don't need (eg. WiFi, RAID, etc.) in the BIOS before trying it. Connect the HDD and DVD to the Intel SATA. Avoid using IntelRST (iaStor*.sys) drivers, they're only needed for RAID/SSD caching drives, the stock MS SATA drivers should be fine. Basically, keep it simple!

    Similar with 'utility' software that loads drivers (eg. DaemonTools, security software, ...), avoid it where you can unless you really need it; try not to install any 'utility' software (even from Dell/Alienware) that isn't specifically for W10. Once you have a stable platform and your main software working, then you can start to work on what utility software you really need.


    "dump_*.sys" files don't 'exist', they're created on-the-fly specifically to try to ensure that dump data is saved when a bugcheck is called, it's normal to see several different ones listed as loaded in crash dumps.


    All but one of the crashes points directly to the networking subsystem (see Stack texts, last drivers called), the Killer NIC would seem to be the obvious 'bad' driver (it's old!) yet the PC is connected via a wired connection - the real issue might be due to other factors that are carried over from the W8.1 install.
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  9.    29 Aug 2015 #9
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    Thanks for the input satrow. How might I go about doing a fresh install? I downloaded and installed W10 for free and it just kind of did it by itself overnight.

    By ''connect the HDD and DVD to the Intel SATA'', do you mean a physical connection?? I'd have to open up my laptop??

    Also, I basically understood nothing of the rest of what you said. Is all of that something I can do upon re-installation of W10?
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  10.    29 Aug 2015 #10
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    W7 Pro x64 SP1

    Tutorials for downloading/creating a full W10 install: Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup and how to clean install W10: Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup

    No need to open up the notebook, that comment was more a generic one - for others facing a similar problem with machines with partial support only - a continuation on the 'minimise the hardware first' theme, some motherboards might have SATA chips from 2/3 different makers, just as others, like most notebooks, might have wifi + wired connections available - just enable what is really needed.

    The "dump_*.sys" files don't 'exist'" comment was because it's a red herring, just ignore it The last paragraph is how I see what the dumps are telling me - only useful if you want to spend several days uninstalling software/updating drivers to try to get the current upgrade working (and you may also need to do an in-place reinstall afterwards, with no real guarantee that it will undo everything 'bad' carried over from the W8.1 install).

    So that leaves turning off (in the BIOS) any features that you don't need/can't use before the install, and similar post-install for software/drivers. Avoid activating hardware you don't need, avoid installing drivers/software you don't need. The aim is to get a lean, clean install of W10. Once you're confident you have a stable Windows install, install your 'working' software - the stuff you need on a regular basis - and see how it gels during a couple of 'normal' Windows sessions.

    I see that you're using a wired USB3 to Gigabit network connection, is this built-in to the notebook or an adapter (I don't see a driver listed by Dell)? You might want to download the drivers for it (AX88179 - ASIX Electronics Corporation the W8.1x64 drivers should be fine, they're relatively new) and put them on a USB thumb drive drive in case they're needed. If it is an adapter, you can disable both networking adapters in the BIOS.
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