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irql_not_less_or_equal in windows 8 install

  1. #11


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewJEC View Post
    Cant install windows 8, it gets halfway through then I get the blue screen and message irql not less or equal, was wondering how to solve this?

    I am trying to install the 64-bit version and have an acer aspire with a 1.3ghz processor, 4gb of ram and 181gb free on my hard drive


    I am installing through the iso method and trying to install the windows 8 pro version however I need help on how to get past this message, any help would be appreciated,


    Cheers

    Hi i had a similar problem.

    I did a refresh on my win 8 64bit op laptop and from then on the laptop would irratically restart with a bsod irq not less or equal tcpip.sys.

    I tried to update the wireless driver but it made no difference.
    I then reset the laptop to it's original state but entered internet connection details as it was loading.
    When it was done i checked the driver and it was the latest driver, so it must have updated via internet during the reset process. Anyway after that no more problems have occurred.

    hope this helps.

    regards

    dee

    ps you may have to use the F9 key to stop the computer from rebooting during the install process and give you the option of doing a full reset.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 4
    W8 x64


    Hi !
    New ACER laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 ?
    You tried to clean install Windows and got a 0xc0000001 or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error ?
    Got the same problem ! I found a solution thanks to « vov4ik829 ».
    You’ll need :
    - Your AHCI and WIFI drivers (you can get them here : Acer | Download )
    - A USB key
    - A text editor (like notepad)


    1. Get AHCI and WIFI drivers (you can get them here : Acer | Download )
    2. Create a folder named « drivers » in the root of the USB key and put the *.cab, *.inf and *.sys files for each driver.
    (ex :
    athw8.cat
    athw8.inf
    atw8.sys
    athw8x.cat
    athw8x.inf
    atw8x.sys
    iaAHCIC.cat
    iaAHCIC.inf
    iaStorA.sys
    iaStorAC.cat
    iaStorAC.inf
    iaStorF.sys
    )
    3. Open your text editor, copy/paste the following code and save the file as « autounattend.xml »
    4. Plug in the USB key and install Windows 8 (Tested on Aspire V5-531)


    For 64bit system/os :
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DiskConfiguration>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    <UserData>
    <ProductKey>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </ProductKey>
    </UserData>
    <UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DriverPaths>
    <PathAndCredentials wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">
    <Path>%configsetroot%drivers\</Path>
    </PathAndCredentials>
    </DriverPaths>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    For 32bit system/os :
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DiskConfiguration>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    <UserData>
    <ProductKey>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </ProductKey>
    </UserData>
    <UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DriverPaths>
    <PathAndCredentials wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">
    <Path>%configsetroot%drivers\</Path>
    </PathAndCredentials>
    </DriverPaths>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by dikyx View Post
    Hi !
    New ACER laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 ?
    You tried to clean install Windows and got a 0xc0000001 or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error ?
    Got the same problem ! I found a solution thanks to « vov4ik829 ».
    You’ll need :
    - Your AHCI and WIFI drivers (you can get them here : Acer | Download )
    - A USB key
    - A text editor (like notepad)


    1. Get AHCI and WIFI drivers (you can get them here : Acer | Download )
    2. Create a folder named « drivers » in the root of the USB key and put the *.cab, *.inf and *.sys files for each driver.
    (ex :
    athw8.cat
    athw8.inf
    atw8.sys
    athw8x.cat
    athw8x.inf
    atw8x.sys
    iaAHCIC.cat
    iaAHCIC.inf
    iaStorA.sys
    iaStorAC.cat
    iaStorAC.inf
    iaStorF.sys
    )
    3. Open your text editor, copy/paste the following code and save the file as « autounattend.xml »
    4. Plug in the USB key and install Windows 8 (Tested on Aspire V5-531)


    For 64bit system/os :
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DiskConfiguration>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    <UserData>
    <ProductKey>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </ProductKey>
    </UserData>
    <UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DriverPaths>
    <PathAndCredentials wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">
    <Path>%configsetroot%drivers\</Path>
    </PathAndCredentials>
    </DriverPaths>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpifflineImage cpi:source="" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    For 32bit system/os :
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DiskConfiguration>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    <UserData>
    <ProductKey>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </ProductKey>
    </UserData>
    <UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DriverPaths>
    <PathAndCredentials wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">
    <Path>%configsetroot%drivers\</Path>
    </PathAndCredentials>
    </DriverPaths>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpifflineImage cpi:source="" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hi I tried the above and I get an error regarding windows not able to read productkey in attend file so which ISO were you using? I have tried a few ways even removing my WIFI card and installing and getting the key from windows and adding the <Key></Key> in and getting nothing. (Yes i actually put my key in there)
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  4. #14


    Posts : 4
    W8 x64


    Hi, sorry, I was quite busy lately.
    I used a French Windows 8 (x64) iso named "fr_windows_8_x64_dvd_916083" and downloaded via my MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) account.
    I also read you can directly put your key in this file but I didn't do it.

    Hope your problem is solved since you posted your question...
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