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    Blue screen (XP Home SP2)

    I'd like to ask for help with a nagging problem.
    Sometimes when I do a task that takes a long time (1-2 hours) examples: defrag, full backup, the process progresses
    for 30 minutes or more, then the process stops, a blue screen appears with the following message:
    Driver IRQL_NOT LESS_OR_EQUAL I restart my computer and everything seems OK. This only happens once a while.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    JohnSo

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    Re: Blue screen (XP Home SP2)

    John,
    Go to this link:

    Stop Messages

    There are many reasons for that type of error , so you may have to try a few of the suggestions mentioned.
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    Re: Blue screen (XP Home SP2)

    Thanks for the link.
    After lots of reading and looking around my computer, I updated my bios off the Compaq site and then tried a full backup and it did the backup and then it verified it.

    Maybe the bios update took care of the problem.

    Question: How can I clear the event log? Then I can spot any errors easier.

    Thanks,

    JohnSo

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    Re: Blue screen (XP Home SP2)

    John,

    Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer.
    Highlight each item, Application, Security, System, etc.
    Click Action TAB> Clear Events.
    Select either yes or no to save ( I usually select NO )

    Go down each item and you will have a clean board.
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