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    BSOD during Vista upgrade from XP

    I am getting a BSOD while upgrading from Xp to Vista Home. The advisor indicated that I am clean and there are no issues to prevent me from upgrading, the upgrade indicates that I may have some problems with a couple of programs that may need to be taken care of after upgrade.

    I get an "IRQ less or equal" error while upgrading.

    Any advice on how to idientify the culprit?

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    Re: BSOD during Vista upgrade from XP

    Additional details on my system:

    Motherboard Model MS-7185
    Processor Version AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3700
    Display Device
    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS

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    Re: BSOD during Vista upgrade from XP

    Hi, cdeboyrie, and welcome to the forums.

    It could possible be the MSI mobo - does it have the Core Cell Chip for allowing of on the fly overclocking? My MSI 6285(?) had that and Vista would not upgrade for the life of me - I got fed up and did a clean install....

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    Re: BSOD during Vista upgrade from XP

    Quote Originally Posted by cdeboyrie View Post
    I get an "IRQ less or equal" error while upgrading.

    Any advice on how to idientify the culprit?
    Are you able to give us whole error including numbers. With what you gave it could mean anything

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    Re: BSOD during Vista upgrade from XP

    Hello cdeboyrie, welcome to Vista forums!

    Clean is always the best install if at all possible. If you have an upgrade version of Vista, have a look at the tutorial; at the link below.

    Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

    Here's some info on your error.

    Bug Check 0xA: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Keep us informed!









    Later Ted

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    Re: BSOD during Vista upgrade from XP

    Thanks for all the advice. After narrowing it down to the MOBO, I was able to update the BIOS to the latest rev and that seemed to have done the trick.

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