DELL DIMENSION PROBLEM

  treblebob 20:33 10 Aug 06
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Hello...can anyone help please ??
I got a dell at christmas which has been rarely used, but recently I decided to connect it to internet.
Shortly after downloading AVG and McAfee firewall from AOL the computer would not boot.
The message was:
'a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
'IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL'

This is followed by bits of advice which didn't help.
Contacted DELL helpline... I thought because it's under warranty they would help but they said it's a software problem so was not guaranteed.
They knew how to fix it but wanted £50+vat to talk me through it over the phone to fix it !!
Wasn't impressed with them.
Has anyone had this problem or know what I can do without lining DELL'S pockets?

  VoG II 20:41 10 Aug 06

Have you tried System Restore (Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore) to before you loaded the new software?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:28 10 Aug 06

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
click here

  treblebob 21:33 10 Aug 06

No, the error message comes up pretty much as soon as log on so I don't get chance to do anything

  treblebob 21:42 10 Aug 06

Thanks FRUIT BAT

the tech info is

***STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000016,0x00000002,0x00000000,0x804DC352)


???

  treblebob 21:50 10 Aug 06

following this it says:

beginning dump of physical mamory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assisitance

  namtas 22:25 10 Aug 06

Have you tried system restore to a point before you installed this latest software?

  namtas 22:30 10 Aug 06

Just read this, so I don't get chance to do anything

Can you start it im safe mode?

  treblebob 09:17 11 Aug 06

yes , I can start in safe mode

  treblebob 10:23 11 Aug 06

it's worked ! great thanks alot everyone

  LANDCRUISER 00:01 16 Aug 06

if you have removed avg & mcafee by system restore you will still need a firewall & anti virus protection if you go on line,

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