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Published on 02.04.10 by Brent Trahan

Troubleshooting a Stop 0xD1 or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Learn how to troubleshoot the Stop 0xD1 or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Stop Error (BSOD) in Windows 7.

What caused the error?

The Stop 0xD1 message indicates that the system attempted to access pageable memory using a kernel process IRQ that was too high.  This error is typically caused by drivers.

How do I fix it?

  • If you recently installed or upgraded a driver, try rolling the driver back or uninstalling it.
  • If you recently installed or upgraded a system service, try uninstalling it or find an updated version that’s compatible with Windows 7.

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