What do I need to do to restore my computer?


My computer will not boot up. I have a "Driver_IRQL_Not_less_or_equal" message and a "STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000014, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xF84A20F8) Idechndr.sys - Address F84A20F8 base at F849F000, Date Stamp 3BD89C65" Message When I boot. I can use my Windows XP cd to get to the Recovery Center but I dont know what to do beyond That. What do I need to do to restore my computer? Thank - you - Scot


This question was answered on February 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This issue can occur when the Driver Verifier feature is enabled and a driver has used an improper IRQ (Interuppt Request address) The driver that is causing this issue may be listed in the error message

To resolve this issue:

Disable all third-party filter drivers, such as backup programs, virus scanning programs and disk utilities.

Ensure you are using hardware that appears on the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List.

When error messages like these are displayed your drivers setting for your computer might be conflicting with each other.....

Try rebooting...if the problem continues pop your XP cd and choose the option to repair your installation

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 19, 2003