by   May 19 2011   
Memory Upgrades and Windows Vista 3 GB of RAM: "STOP 0x0000000A". Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that uses more than 3 GB of RAM: "STOP 0x0000000A"

Memory Upgrades and Windows Vista 3 GB of RAM: "STOP 0x0000000A".

Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that uses more than 3 GB of RAM: "STOP 0x0000000A" 

Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that uses more than 3 GB of RAM: "STOP 0x0000000A" SYMPTOMS

When you try to install Windows Vista, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
STOP 0x0000000A (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

  • The computer uses more than 3 GB of RAM.
  • The computer uses a storage system that is running the Storport miniport driver.
  • The computer uses a controller that uses 32-bit direct memory access (DMA).

Please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777

  • Install Vista will 2GB RAM
  • Download and install correct patch (requires validation to download patch)
  • Add full RAM back into system

 

 

Memory Upgrades and Windows Vista 3 GB of RAM: "STOP 0x0000000A". Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that uses more than 3 GB of RAM: "STOP 0x0000000A"