1. Go to Advance Power Settings.
Set hard drive to turn off a minute or 2 before sleep.
Set Hybrid and Hibernate modes to "Never/Off"
Under USB settings select "Disable"
Under Multimedia select "Allow ....."
2. What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed?
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"pcollins29" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Can someone please help me. I'm at my wits end and tempted to throw my
> computer out a window.
> I'll start at the beginning. I own an XPS 410 desktop computer from
> DELL with a Core 2 duo. I ordered it the same week they started pushing
> Vista. I wanted XP but they were not allowing that at that time. So I
> JUMPED from windows 98 right up to VISTA. Massive changes you know.
> anyway, recently something happened (still not sure what it was) and my
> SATA Digital Western 250 GB hard drive stopped working. after days of
> searching I gave up on 250GB and got a 320 instead. It's exactly the
> same otherwise as far as brand. My Brother in law is more Techy than I
> by far so he helped me install the new hard drive. and reload Vista to
> the new drive. It took three days to get all my drivers updated with
> windows Update, then I went to DELL.Com to be sure that my drivers were
> updated and also went to many manufacturer websites and updated a little
> My problem is this. When my computer comes out of sleep mode I get the
> dreaded blue screen with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL_TO on the top. I
> can never catch the message at the bottom because the screen flashes too
> fast then shuts down, then it reboots and I get the message windows has
> shut down expectedly, bla bla problems and solutions and of course that
> doesnt come up with any solutions for me.
> here are some of the things i tried all ready
> I updated bios, updated Nvidia video driver straight from Nvidia
> went one by one through my origional computer specs right from Dell,
> and updated any drivers that I could understand what it's for.
> ran diagnostics from dell
> I would like to try updating motherboad driver but dont know what they
> call it.
> please can someone help me with the blue screen issue and how do i find
> the motherboard driver, where is it in device manager