Stop 0x0000000A Error Code Repair

Stop 0x0000000A – What is it?

Stop 0x000000A is a type of a blue screen of death error associated with Windows XP. It occurs either during or after the installation of Windows XP. In other cases, the stop 0x000000A error may occur when the device driver uses an incorrect memory address, causing an IRQ conflict.

The Stop 0x000000A error message means that a process or a driver attempted to access a memory section without permission.  The stop error message is displayed in the following format:

Stop: 0x0000000A (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
*** Address x has base at x – filename

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Error Causes

The stop 0x000000A error is triggered due to multiple reasons. These include:

  • Faulty hardware
  • Poor device driver installation
  • Incompatible device driver
  • Viruses and malware attack
  • Disk fragmentation

Blue screen of death errors like the stop 0x000000A error code are critical. These errors may pose serious PC threats. When this error occurs the computer screen turns blue, the program running on the system stops and if the error is not fixed timely it may also result in system crash and failure.

Further Information and Manual Repair

To resolve the Stop 0x000000A error on your PC, here are some solutions that you can try:

1. Roll Back Drivers

To do this, click on the start button and go to the control panel. Then double click the system icon and locate the ‘System Properties’ window. After that click on the ‘hardware’ tab and then click the ‘Device Manager’ button. Here locate the device that you recently updated which could be causing the IRQ conflict.

Now double click the device recently updated and click driver tab. Then click on the ‘Roll Back Driver’ button. Wait for the process to finish and then simply reboot your system.

2. Specify the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)

Another method to resolve the Stop 0x000000A error on your system is to specify the hardware abstraction layer (HAL). This can be done during Windows XP installation startup. Simply press F5 button on your keyboard while the “Setup is inspecting your computer’s hardware configuration’.

When prompted, make sure that you specify the correct computer type and HAL (the Hardware Abstraction Layer). Most computers use a single processor, if your computer also has a single processor then simply select ‘Standard PC HAL’ computer type from the menu. Now reboot your PC and then reinstall the Windows XP operating system.

If the error is still not resolved then try turning off features in CMOS settings

3. Turn off Features in CMOS Settings

Turn off all the following features in the CMOS settings:

  • All caching, including L2, BIOS, internal/external, and write back caching on disk controllers
  • Plug and Play
  • All shadowing
  • Any BIOS-based virus protection feature

After turning off these features, try reinstalling Windows XP again. If this works, then that’s great! However if it doesn’t, then try method 4; maybe the cause of the stop 0x000000A is associated with incompatible drivers.

4. Install Windows XP compatible Drivers

Sometimes device driver compatibility can also shoot up the stop 0x000000A error message.

First remove the drivers that are incompatible with Windows XP. Now obtain and install new Windows XP compatible drivers. To do this, go to the start menu and the control panel. Now double click on Add or Remove Programs icon. Select the drivers that are incompatible with Windows XP and click on the remove button.

After that restart PC and install Windows XP compatible drivers for the hardware devices on your system.

5. Scan for Viruses and Repair the Registry

If all the methods discussed above does not resolve the stop 0x000000A error on your PC, then it means either your computer is affected by infection virus or the problem is associated with the registry like disk fragmentation and invalid entries.

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