BSOD’s are frustrating for everyone and often difficult to find. The IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD usually comes from a hardware driver or hardware conflict. This means one of two things: Driver problems or a bad Windows service caused by a backup utility or antivirus.
The error “Stop 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” usually occurs when Windows starts. It is usually associated with a bad driver or defective or incompatible hardware or software. Technically, this error condition indicates that a process or driver in kernel mode has attempted to access a disk space for which it had no permission or too high an IRQL level (kernel interrupt request).