STOP 0x0000000A Error & BSOD: Causes & Solutions
The STOP: 0x0000000A error message generally looks like this:
Technical information: STOP: 0x0000000A (0x0A1F0008, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804E524D). The numbers in brackets may be different and below following string is displayed: IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL.
What Causes Stop: 0x0000000A error
Registry errors or driver & hardware, incompatibility are general causes of 0x0000000A error. Sometimes the error message includes the driver or device name that provoked the 0x0000000A error. Also, there are very specific cases of 0x0000000A error, most of them are resolved in Windows service packs.
Case 1: Virus Scan
Scan your computer for viruses. Viruses may cause critical damage to system and produce blue screen errors.
Case 2: Windows Upgrade
The 0x0000000A error is often displayed during Windows upgrade. It may result from antivirus software, system service or incompatible drivers installed with the previous Windows version. Simplify you configuration before you start Windows setup. Remove unnecessary hardware, uninstall system services, third-party drivers and antivirus software and make another attempt. If Windows upgrades successfully, install all the devices and software back and see if they work properly with this Windows version.
Case 3: Fast User Switching
Your computer may restart on its own, or you can get STOP 0x0000000A message and BSOD when you try to use use special keys after switching users with the help of Fast User Switching option in Windows XP. This 0x0000000a problem may appear if you use keyboard drivers provided by Netropa Corporation. Netropa Corporation does not produce keyboards that is why you should ask your keyboard manufacturer for the latest drivers. If the manufacturer's drivers don't resolve the 0x0000000a error, search for updates at Netropa Corporation website d
Case 4: Hardware
If 0x0000000A appeared after hardware upgrade or installation of new devices, remove all newly installed devices and see if that removes the error. The 0x0000000A may result from faulty or incompatible device or hardware. (Don'd forget to check compatibility!).
Case 5: NVIDIA & RAM Issue
If you have NVIDIA chipset and 3 GB or more (RAM) you can get STOP 0x0000000A IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL at start up. This problem is resolved in Service Pack 1.
Case 6: Power Mode Switching
Stop 0x0000000a error may occur when you switch power modes: remove or insert the power cord into your laptop. Usually, the blue screen appears when your laptop is resuming from the Standby mode. Install the latest XP service pack to fix this problem.
Case 7: Windows 2000 or Windows NT Installation
Make sure the hard drive is compatible with this Windows version. If 0x0000000A starts to occur message after installation on Windows, uninstall all newly installed software, drivers, third-party drivers and devices. Then start to install them one by one and note when the error reappears. When you find the cause (most likely, a driver or a new device), try the latest drivers or test you hardware for errors.
We hope the steps above helped you resolve 0x0000000A. Some methods also work for code 0xc0000005