How to fix a Stop 0x0000000A error in Windows XP

A Stop 0x0000000A error in Windows XP is an annoying error that can occur during or after the installation of Windows XP and XP professional. In some cases it can occur after installing new hardware, drivers or in the process of upgrading to Windows XP. These stop messages, are text code error messages also known as blue screens of death (BSoD). They almost always contain information that can help you diagnose and resolve the problem.

A Stop 0xA message means that a process or driver attempted to access a memory section without permission, or at a kernel interrupt request level (IRQL) that was too high. This message is in most cases a sign of faulty hardware (I.E. Memory) or incompatible software(I.E. Drivers).

Possible Stop 0xA Fixes:

  1. Stop 0xA messages encountered when performing an upgrade to Windows XP, are most likely due to an incompatible driver. One solution in these cases is to remove non required device drivers and system services (such as virus scanners) prior to running setup. Once you have successfully upgraded to Windows XP, obtain and install new Windows XP compatible drivers for your computers related hardware.
  2. Stop 0xA message encountered after installing a driver, service, or firmware. If the message lists a driver, you can remove or roll back the driver to attempt to correct the issue. If removing or rolling back the driver fixes the problem, you should seek an updated driver from the manufacturer of the device.
  3. Stop 0xA messages can also be the sign of failing hardware. If the message lists any devices, try removing or replacing the hardware if necessary to determine if the device is causing the problem.
  4. If the problem still occurs, your System Memory may be at fault. I've personally seen NEW Memory that was defective. You can check your system memory by using Memtest86+ . Simply burn the ISO to a CD or use This Version bootable from a USB flashdrive and boot your system from CD or USB to run the test.