0x0000000A Error

Every user may receive the “Stop 0x0000000a” Error message. Stop feeling helpless with How to Fix Stop 0x0000000a Error now, here’re some tips for us to Fix Stop 0x0000000a Error.
Just when you thought the installation of Windows XP was going without a hitch, this shows up on
your screen:
STOP 0x0000000A (0xBFD14AAC, 0x000000FF, 0×00000000, 0x8000F67C)
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
This is called a Stop Error or Stop Message. You will see a lovely shade of Blue on your screen with ‘Stop:0x0000000A’ This is not what you wantwhen installing Windows XP and sometimes after the installation. For me, after is the preferred choice,at least I’d be able to get into the system. If it does happen during the installation, then you have a heckof a roller coaster time working out what has caused it.
What these parameters are telling you is this:-
In this Stop 0x0000000a error message, each parameter refers to a specific issue:
Parameter 1 – An address that was referenced incorrectly.
Parameter 2 – An IRQL that was required to access the memory.
Parameter 3 – The type of access, where 0 is a read operation and 1 is a write operation.
Parameter 4 – The address of the instruction that referenced memory in parameter 1.
Knowing these codes is not important, what is important is tounderstand what was happening and
what you were doing the time the error occurred.
Just to show you what Microsoft says as the cause of this error:-
‘Stop error 0x0000000A (Stop 0x0A) indicates that there was an attempt in

kernel mode to touch pageable memory at too high a process internal request
level (IRQL). Typically, this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory
address. Other possible causes of this error are an incompatible device driver,
a general hardware problem, and incompatible software.’

Your 0x0000000A will mostly be due to hardware, or a piece of hardware that Windows XP
does not like to play with.

Microsoft says to use the Windows Error Reporting Tool, but that is not so good if this hashappened and keeps happening during an installation. What the tool does if you do get the chance touse it, it sends an error report back to Microsoft, then the tool will report back if there is a fix or aworkaround solution.

To use it do the following.

When you are prompted to send the error report, click Send Error Report.
The Error Reporting Tool starts automatically.
If a fix or a workaround is available, click More Information after you send the error report to
Microsoft. This helps you obtain the fix or information about how to work around the issue.

If a fix or a workaround is not available, you can use the ‘Advanced Troubleshooting’ section to try to
resolve this issue.
Stop 0x0A during Installation
If you receive Stop 0x0A error message during the installation of Windows XP, you need to first verify
that your hardware is listed on the Windows XP Hardware Compatibility List or HCL.
You might also want to read the “Check System Compatibility” topic on the Windows XP CD-
ROM to learn about potential software and hardware incompatibility.
Microsoft say that:-’If your hardware is not listed on the Windows XP HCL, consider obtaining
hardware that is listed on the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).’
I’m not telling you to do what Microsoft is saying, you shouldn’t have to spend more money on making
your PC totally Windows XP Hardware Compatible – It should already be that!
Do this instead.

Most problems at this stage will be Hardware related problems. The best advice is minimize the
amount of hardware that needs to be installed before a Windows XP installation.
What I mean is just use for the time being what is built onto the motherboard. Typically your
motherboard will already be stamped ‘Windows XP Compatible’. It is only when you start to add extra
stuff that you want, like the super duper Graphics card that runs faster than a Bugatii Veyron, or the
latest and fastest Wireless card. These can start to cause trouble for Windows XP.
Leave these dedicated pieces of hardware off your system until you have a fully working and
streamlined Windows XP installation.
If you are just using a motherboard without adding hardware onto any of the motherboard slots, then
usually it will be a memory module that is the culprit. Again, don’t pack the motherboard with as many
memory modules as you can or fit as much memory as you can. All we want is a working system, so if

Windows XP installation can run on 128 megs of memory, then just use that or better 256 megsof

RAM.
If you have a working system and you get the BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) we need to look at the
hardware installed.

I hope that helps resolve 0x0000000A Error once and for good!