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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Common Stop Messages

The following Stop error descriptions can help you to troubleshoot problems that cause Stop errors. The section titled Stop Message Checklist at the end of this chapter also provides suggestions useful for resolving all types of Stop errors. If errors persist after you have followed the recommendations given, request assistance from your hardware manufacturer or a Microsoft support engineer.

Stop 0xA or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

The Stop 0xA message indicates that a kernel-mode process or driver attempted to access a memory location to which it did not have permission or at a kernel IRQL that was too high. A kernel-mode process can access only other processes that have an IRQL lower than or equal to its own. This Stop message is ...

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