I sometimes get a problem where my computer crashes and I get the deadly blue screen stating that there is some unregistered hardware installed on my computer then restarts. I really don't know what this means as I am not very good with technical things on computers. It would be great if I could get some answers!
It would be very hard for us to diagnose the problem without any sort of further information. The best source of information would be the exact text of the blue screen itself. Next time it happens, take out a piece of paper and write down any information that seems pertinent, namely the exact name of the problem, and it also usually lists the driver that had caused it.
But before then, however, has anything recently changed on your computer, such as; new software, new hardware, etc.? Problems like this don't usually come out of the blue.
Also, when does this happen? Right when you turn your computer on? Or is there a trigger event of sometype?
I'm not sure of what hardware may have caused this, but it was round about when I bought my minidisc player and I installed sony's program to put music on my walkman, but I have deleted this now so it shouldn't be the problem. It usualy happens randomly when my computer lags.
Any more info on exactly what the blue screen says?
This sounds like something that I had trouble with before. It drove me nuts. Twice, it occurred, actually. The first time, it was a corrupted video driver (the one that Windows installed). The second time, though, it was a bad stick of RAM. Try downloading memtest86 and run it to see if your ram is producing errors.
I read some of the screen
It says something like check for new hardware updates and then run "C HKDSK/F" (I don't know that that is)
Yeah - to run CHKDSK, you need to open My Computer and right-click on your hard drive. Hit PROPERTIES then select TOOLS and CHKDSK. Run this on all your hard disk partitions (C, D, F etc) and it should find and hopefully fix any file system errors.
It's still doing it and it says: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
I really don't know what this is and if you could please can you put a detailed guide on how to sort it here or PM me! I would be most greatful! thanks!