Please read entire post as it is in parts.\n\nHi All ;\n\nA problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage\nto you computer.\nIRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL\nIf this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen restart if this\nscreen appears again, follow these steps.\nCheck to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If\nthis is a new installion ask you hardware or software manufacturer for any\nwindows updates you might need.\nIf problems continue disabe or remove any newly installed hardware or\nsoftware. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.\nIf you need to use saft mode to remove or diable componets. restart your\ncomputer, press F8 to select advanced startup options, then select saft\nmode.\nTechnical Information\n.... STOP 0x0000000A (0x00000166, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804F5BC0)\n\ni got a Matrox Parhelia 128MB, driver 126.96.36.199, BIOS 1.4-20\nalso i got DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)\nMicroft XP Pro (5.1, Build 2600)\n\n\nThis is the reply i got from my graphics card manufacturer;\n"Try the following steps in this exact order.\n\n1. Uninstall your drivers with the Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel\nor use the Parhelia Powerdesk uninstaller from here\n[URL]http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/files/ftp_util2.cfm[/URL] .\nAlso remove the dot NET and any update for the dot NET from Microsoft.\n2. Reboot and go in your system BIOS.\n3. Be sure that USB is enabled, PNP OS set to YES, Assign IRQ to VGA enabled\nand AGP aperture size set to 256 or the highest.\n4. Boot in normal mode.\n5. Upon detection of the card install drivers from windows list only or\ncancel the install wizard. Do not install Matrox drivers at this point.\n6. Install any available update from Microsoft. Install the dot NET 1.1 from\nMicrosoft.\n7. Install the latest patches for the chipset of your motherboard from the\nchipset manufacturer.\n8. Reboot.\n9. Install the latest Matrox drivers from here by running the setup once the\nfiles have been extracted."\n\n-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\n-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\nI did steps 1 to 8 but after the restart, the BIOS i installed for my board\nwas wrong or something and now my comp just hangs at the very begining of\nthe start up.\n\nbefore the update my bios version was P15 and i tried to update it to P25\nIntel® Express BIOS update [MVAP25EB.EXE] <<< thats the file name i used.\n\nheres a link to my motherboard\n[URL]http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/mv2/index.htm[/URL]\n\n[URL]http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d850emv2/[/URL]\n\n[URL]http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d850emv2/mv2_howto.htm[/URL]\n\nboads jumper settings\n[URL]http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d850emv2/sb/CS-010586.htm[/URL]\n\nwhile i updated or before i was never asked to create a recovery disk for my\nboards BIOS, but i have my boards installer cd iam hoping that i can make a\nrecovery disk with that.