A user faces a number of errors while using Windows 10. Some errors are annoying while some can be solved effortlessly. One such error which you can encounter while using Windows 10 is “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL”. This is a very common error which usually occurs at Windows Startup.
You mostly face this error either due to a bad driver or because of faulty or incompatible hardware or software. Technically speaking we can say that this error condition indicates that a kernel-mode process or a driver tried to access a memory location to which it did not have permission or at a kernel Interrupt Request Level (IRQL) was too high.
Therefore in this tutorial, we will show you three simple methods to overcome “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” if you ever come across this error.
Basically, there are various method to overcome “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error, but in this article, we will show you three most simple way so that you can execute the processes easily and eventually be able to get rid of this annoying error. So go through the methods one by one and finally select the most appropriate method.
Method One: Identify and uninstall the driver
Often this problem is caused due to a faulty driver, so it is better to identify the driver and uninstall it to overcome the “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error. So in order to solve the issue, you need to go to “Device Manager” and find the faulty drivers, and finally uninstall the drivers. Generally, if a driver is having problems, you will see a yellow mark next to its device. Therefore go through the steps mentioned below to uninstall faulty drivers.
- First and foremost press Windows and R key simultaneously to access the “Run” box.
- Once you get access to the “Run” box, type devmgmt.msc within the box and finally click on the “OK” button. As you click on the “OK” button “Device Manager” will open.
- As you enter the Device Manager first and foremost locate the faulty driver. Note: If any driver is having problems, you will see a yellow mark next to the device name. After finding a faulty driver, right-click on the device name and finally select the “Uninstall” option.
- Sometimes you need to confirm the uninstallation process although you need to confirm if and only if you are prompted to do so. So in order to confirm just check the box next to “Delete the driver software for this device.” then click on the “OK” button. However, if you don’t see this box, just click on the “OK” button to uninstall the driver.
So with the execution of the last step, the first method is finished now you just need to restart the PC to implement the changes. Now when you will start the computer, you will find that the problem is solved. But if still, the problem persists, go for the next method.
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Method Two: You can update all the drivers of your PC to solve the error
Most of the time “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error is caused due to missing or corrupted drivers. Therefore you can update your driver to solve this error. As it is a very hectic job to update the driver manually, so you need to update the drivers with the help of Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and eventually will find the correct drivers for it. So you don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t even need to worry about making a mistake while installing. So go through the steps given below to update the drivers with the help of Driver Easy.
- Firstly download and install Driver Easy software.
- After downloading and installing the software run Driver Easy and click on the “Scan Now” option. As you will click on “Scan Now”, Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any faulty driver.
- As you discover a faulty driver click on the “Update” button next to the device to automatically download and install the correct version of the driver or you can click on the “Update All” option to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
So all the drivers will be updated and eventually this method will definitely solve “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error but still if you face the same issue after executing this method then go for the third and the final method.
Method Three: Restoring PC to Solve error
In this method, we will show the steps to restore your PC so that you can overcome “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error. Basically, if your System Protection is turned on, Windows will create a restore point before you install the driver. So follow the steps given below to restore the driver to an earlier version to fix this issue.
- First and foremost press Windows and R key simultaneously from your keyboard to access the “Run” box.
- Once you gain access to the “Run” box, type “rstrui.exe” and click on the “OK” button to open the “System Restore” window.
- In this step, you need to select a restore point created before the error occurred. After selecting an appropriate restore point click on “Next” to continue and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the restoration process. Finally, restart your computer.
When you will restart your computer, you will find that “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error will definitely disappear.
As promised at the beginning of this article we have shown three straightforward methods to overcome “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error. We have also included pictures at each step so that you don’t face any problem while executing the methods.
So we hope that at least one of the above-mentioned solutions will help you to fix the “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL” blue screen error.