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BSOD irql_not_less_or_equal error

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    BSOD irql_not_less_or_equal error

    My computer just recently got an "BSOD irql_not_less_or_equal", how can I fix it or determine the cause of it? Also when I restarted my computer, it just appeared as an black screen and took 10-15 minutes to load, not sure if that had anything to do with the BSOD error or not

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    The black screen may be related to the BSOD - but we have to fix the BSOD first.
    If the black screen remains, then we'll troubleshoot it.

    Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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    Hi uploading zip file right now
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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    You have not updated to Win8.1 - is there any particular reason for this?

    Only 135 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 160 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

    This device is disabled:
    HP Truevision HD USB\VID_064E&PID_C336&MI_00\6&339E702A&0&0000 This device is disabled.
    Is this deliberate? If so, why? Please update it's drivers to the latest available Win8 version.

    Lot's of Live Kernel Events and lot's of STOP 0x141 errors in the WER section of MSINFO32.
    Please try the steps here: Video TDR Timeout - 0x116 + 0x117 - Sysnative Forums

    Also, Please do the following:
    - open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
    - expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
    - right click on Administrative Events
    - select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
    - save the file as Admin.evtx
    - zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
    - upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

    While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

    Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

    tapoas.sys Sun Jul 11 20:31:59 2010 (4C3A627F)
    OpenVPN Virtual Network Driver

    LV_TrackerX64.sys Tue Dec 20 11:17:58 2011 (4EF0B536)
    HP Autonomy LiveVault FS Change Tracker driver
    LV_TrackerX64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

    For further assistance with the drivers, please provide the exact model number of your HP Envy SleekBook 6 system

    If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

    The following is for informational purposes only.
    **************************Wed Mar 12 21:31:12.452 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\031214-28875-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16628.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130531-1504
    System Uptime:0 days 0:14:20.307
    Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiPageFault+260 )
    BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff801edab1db3}
    BugCheck Info: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a)
    Arg1: 0000000000000000, memory referenced
    Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
    Arg3: 0000000000000000, bitfield :
        bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
        bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
    Arg4: fffff801edab1db3, address which referenced memory
    PROCESS_NAME:  aswMBR.exexe
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: AV_nt!KiPageFault
      BIOS Version                  F.15
      BIOS Release Date             01/22/2013
      Manufacturer                  Hewlett-Packard
      Product Name                  HP ENVY Sleekbook 6 PC
    3rd Party Drivers:
    The following is for information purposes only.
    Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
    **************************Wed Mar 12 21:31:12.452 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    tapoas.sys                   Sun Jul 11 20:31:59 2010 (4C3A627F)
    LV_TrackerX64.sys            Tue Dec 20 11:17:58 2011 (4EF0B536)
    BtAudioBus.sys               Thu Jun 14 23:17:09 2012 (4FDAA935)
    appexDrv.sys                 Sun Jun 17 01:00:54 2012 (4FDD6486)
    usbfilter.sys                Tue Jun 19 07:07:40 2012 (4FE05D7C)
    AtihdW86.sys                 Tue Jul 17 03:34:09 2012 (50051571)
    stwrt64.sys                  Sat Jul 21 09:36:42 2012 (500AB06A)
    amd_sata.sys                 Mon Jul 23 14:34:48 2012 (500D9948)
    amd_xata.sys                 Mon Jul 23 14:34:52 2012 (500D994C)
    RtsBaStor.sys                Mon Jul 30 02:08:03 2012 (501624C3)
    Rt630x64.sys                 Mon Jul 30 12:03:12 2012 (5016B040)
    atikmpag.sys                 Wed Aug  8 09:48:21 2012 (50226E25)
    atikmdag.sys                 Wed Aug  8 10:32:04 2012 (50227864)
    SynTP.sys                    Fri Aug 24 19:20:26 2012 (50380C3A)
    WirelessButtonDriver64.sys   Wed Aug 29 23:11:29 2012 (503ED9E1)
    hpdskflt.sys                 Mon Sep 24 11:31:14 2012 (50607CC2)
    Accelerometer.sys            Mon Sep 24 11:31:45 2012 (50607CE1)
    mbam.sys                     Thu Feb 28 15:33:07 2013 (512FBF03)
    aswMBR.sys                   Thu Mar  7 04:51:08 2013 (5138630C)
    mbae64.sys                   Wed Mar 13 10:26:23 2013 (51408C8F)
    avgdiska.sys                 Thu Aug  1 10:06:06 2013 (51FA6B4E)
    tap0901.sys                  Thu Aug 22 08:40:01 2013 (521606A1)
    netr28x.sys                  Tue Nov 26 03:32:08 2013 (52945C88)
    rtbth.sys                    Thu Nov 28 22:13:06 2013 (52980642)
    SbieDrv.sys                  Fri Jan 17 14:00:36 2014 (52D97DD4)
    LV_TrackerX64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
    mbae64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
    rtbth.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
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    Yes, some of the software I have is not compatible with 8.1 quite yet. Could it be that I don't have 160 because I only install the reccommended/critical ones and not the optional ones? I checked every driver in device manager for updates, and it says windows has determined they are up to date. Also I got a couple VPN programs on my computer, not sure which may be outdated but checking each one right now. I haven't had the BSOD but one time, could it of just been an one time thing?

    Attachment 39651 Which would be the OpenVPN driver that is outdated?
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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Checking for updates in Device Manager only checks Windows/Microsoft update. Not all manufacturer's provide drivers for this, so the results aren't fully accurate.

    The Admin Event Viewer log is full of network errors - mostly DNS issues and chrome.exe crashes.

    The VPN driver would be the one that you've instructed to use one of those devices.
    It's the VPN program that needs updating in this case.

    You'll still need to ensure that the wired and wireless drivers are Win8.1 compatible.

    This is in addition to the video checks that I suggested earlier.
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    Alright, checking individual sites for driver updates also. Is there anything I can do about DNS or chrome.exe crashes? I believe I found the VPN software that needs updated. I looked up LV_TrackerX64.sys and it says it's related to Autnonomy Connected Backup, since that came on my laptop when I bought it, and now the trial is up, should I just uninstall it? I checked ATI's site for updates for the "video checks" and I think mines up to date, not 100% sure.
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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Uninstall the Autonomy stuff.

    DNS issues (and, most likely the chrome issues) is due to something wrong with the network connections
    Most likely it's related to the VPN software
    The way to test is to remove the VPN software and see if the problems continue.

    If they don't continue, then install a freshly downloaded copy of the latest, Win8 compatible version of the VPN software

    You can check the latest version of the video drivers by looking at the drivers for the display adapter in Device Manager.
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    Going to uninstall a lot of this bloatware that came on this laptop, I should've when I got it. Alright how can I check if the problems are still existing? The driver appears up to date: Attachment 39710
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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Don'e use the in-built Windows functions to check for updates.
    They only check Windows/Microsoft Update - and not all manufacturer's provide updated/timely driver updates there.

    Check laptop video drivers at the laptop manufacturer's website.
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