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irql_not_less_or_equal boot loop

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8

    irql_not_less_or_equal boot loop


    Hi im stuck in a boot loop with the bsod irql not less or equal after changing my boot to a diagnosis mode now windows 8 wont even load up and I can't get the recovery screen up with f8 can this be fixed by using command in grub slice loader please help

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  2. #2


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Run Automatic Repair at least three times to fix your boot loader.
    How Run a "Automatic Repair" to Fix Windows 8 Startup Problems
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    I can't get the recovery screen up at all it just keeps trying to load after it crashes with irql not less or equal have tried pressing shift an f8 also tried holding shift an f8 neither works is there any other way to get into recovery mode
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    Ok finally got the f8 key to do something its now being half hour an its still on the screen with the 4 blue windows with the little dots spinning round do i leave it to see what happens or try an load up again any suggestions
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  5. #5


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Use your installation media and run the repairs from there.

    How to Boot to the Windows 8 Startup Options Menu
    Option Six: Boot to "Startup Options" Using Windows 8 Installation Media

    Other options:
    If you have another W8 machine with the same 32/64bit OS.
    How to Create a Recovery USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    Once you're in, Run Automatic Repair at least three times.

    How much RAM do you have installed?
    Remove all but one RAM card, try to boot. Don't know if it will work but, it's worth a try.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    Got 4gb 2x2gb have managed to get a copy of windows 7 of my friend so running a diagnostic see if that finds any problems if that dont work will try removing 2gb an if that dont work ill install windows 7 then fresh install windows 8 hope it dont come to that tho :/
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  7. #7


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Automatic repair will fix the boot files among other things, you need to use the W8 install media.
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