Windows 10: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error only when playing a game

Discus and support IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error only when playing a game in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I have been trying to figure out that is causing this error, it only happens when playing games. I reset windows hoping it would eliminate any driver... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by cynthiagram, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error only when playing a game


    I have been trying to figure out that is causing this error, it only happens when playing games.

    I reset windows hoping it would eliminate any driver issues, but it is still happening.

    :)
     
    cynthiagram, Jan 24, 2021
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    essenbe, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 64bit, IRQL_Not_Less_Or_Equal error

    Hi Connor,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being part of Windows 10.

    I would like to inform that IRQL_Not_Less_Or_Equal error indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the make and model of your device?
    • Have you made any changes to your system prior to this issue?
    • Are you able to boot the device to desktop?
    • Does this issue persists only while playing games?

    This Stop error message usually occurs during installation when there was an attempt in kernel mode to touch pageable memory at too high a process internal request level (IRQL). Typically,
    this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory address. Other possible causes of this error include an incompatible device driver, a general hardware problem, or incompatible software.

    If you are able to boot the device to desktop, try the below troubleshooting steps

    Step 1: As an initial step,
    , I suggest you to download and install any pending updates on the computer through Windows update and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Steps:

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Step 2: I suggest you to refer to the Microsoft article, try the troubleshooting steps mentioned and check if it helps.

    Troubleshoot blue screen errors

    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue and required information for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error only when playing a game

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL While playing games

    Hello,

    Occasionally while playing a game on my PC it will freeze and then a few seconds later go to a BSOD with the error code IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

    Driver Verify created a minidump but I do not know how to open the .dmp or how to examine it to see what causes this crash.

    This has been an ongoing issue for me and I've tried re-installing and updating multiple drivers to no prevail. Please help!

    Thank you,

    -Andrew
     
    andrew49andrew, Jan 24, 2021
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