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Hello all,
I recently just put together a pc and am having a problem that I just cannot seem to figure out....It is a 1.7 423 pin P4 with 384 megs of rambus(non-ecc).I installed windows(xp pro) and had a problem upon the initial boot.. I am getting the error "STOP 0x000000D1 DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL " and it goes into the blue screen and I cannot do anything else.Figuring something happened with the windows install I reformatted and tried to install again...I got the same thing again....I then tried to go through the hardware and try the process of elimination.....I unplugged all the pci cards(modem,video,sound) and that didnt resolve the problem...I then went to the ram and tried that....I even removed the ram from my personal pc and tried that(which I know is good)and had no luck..I pulled the HD and put in a spare I had and it didnt help....I only got to the windows installation by disabling the cpu cache in the bios and it took forever...Upon enabling the cache I get the same error screen....Please if anyone has advice or ideas please let me know....Thanks again
 
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You neglected to post what motherboard you are using.............:D

I'm pretty sure that with rambus you need two sticks of equal value in the correct slots.

But we'll find that out when we know what motherboard your udsing.
 

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That error is almost always associated with a driver issue. I'd do the install with the minimal system, just the video board and hard disk, no other devices. Don't install drivers for any on-board devices either at first. See if you can get a basic O/S running. If you can, then you start installing the other drivers until you hit the wall. Hopefully, you've made an image backup before this, and can retreat and quickly recover. This should help localize what driver is causing the problem.
 
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