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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by celica_911, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. celica_911

    celica_911 New Member

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    When I switch on my computer and all the software loads up and after several minutes the computer blue screens with the message WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IROL. The only way I can use the computer is to use safe mode which works fine but I cannot print etc and the text is big.

    Does anyone know what is wrong.
    :cry:
     
  2. Boycie
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    Hi,

    You could help the forum members to help you, by;

    Providing Operating system information
    Providing Hardware specification
    You say after a couple of minutes; I assume the machine boots to the desktop?
    Have you added new soft/hardware to the machine?
    Have you left it running in Safe mode for any length of time to see if it blue screens then?
    Are there any errors in event viewer (assuming it runs for long enough!)

    Simon
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    1) Have you looked at replies to your previous version of this question, here?

    2) You should probably search Google for WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL, not IROL: link
     
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  4. onoski

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    You need to provide us with some more info, did you recently install a software or hardware before this issue started? If this is the case then whilst logged on in safe mode uninstall the software or software driver for the hardware device if this is the case.

    Again, which operating system are you using? Lets know how it goes.
     
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  5. DanielSmith

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    try safe mode and check it
     
  6. greenbrucelee
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    We need more info please.
     
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  7. celica_911

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    I am replying to give you further information about this problem. I have windows xp, I have not installed any new software, If I use the computer in safemode it does not blue screen, If I go back to a previous best config the computer works ok for a while then I get worker_thread_returned_at_bab IROL.
    My computer has.
    Microsoft Windows XP version 2002 service pack 2
    AMFD Athlon xp 2000 + 1.25 GHs processor
    256 mb of Ram
    Epson stylus CX3200 printer

    Avast v 4.7 antivirus installed
    Blueyonder PC guard

    Richard
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    What graphics card are you using?

    I believe you may have a PCI card problem or some other hardware problem.

    If you do a search as BM suggested you may find that the drivers for your PCI card is no longer available so therefore un-compatible.
     
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