Does your Windows-operated laptop or desktop computer show a blue screen? Does it restart after flashing the message "INCONSISTENT_IRP" (BSoD 0x0000002A)? Looking for a way to fix BSoD 0x0000002A: "INCONSISTENT_IRP"?
The error "INCONSISTENT IRP" with code BSoD 0x0000002A may occur if:
Read more how to fix BSoD 0x0000002A: "INCONSISTENT_IRP" in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Home Server 2011, Windows 7 (Seven), Windows Small Business Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Home Server, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT.
Here are some ways of eliminating the problem with "INCONSISTENT_IRP":
Often BSoD errors cause loss of important files. Files blocked by computer viruses, backup software errors, damaged or overwritten system files, file system errors or bad hard disk sectors – these are only some of the causes that can make your data lost.
Corrections of the corresponding errors will restore the normal operation of your devices, but it does not always restore damaged or lost files. Also, it is not always possible to eliminate an error without formatting the hard disk or clean installation of the operating system, which can also involve loss of files.
If the error "INCONSISTENT_IRP" (BSoD 0x0000002A) occurs when loading Windows and blocks any attempts to work with the system, try loading the computer in Safe Mode. This mode is meant for operating system (OS) diagnostics, but OS functions are very limited in this mode. Safe Mode should only be used if the system is blocked otherwise.
In order to start Safe Mode you should do the following:
Have you installed new hardware to your computer? Are you using a new USB device? These can be the causes for the error "INCONSISTENT_IRP". If you installed your device driver from the disk you have found in the device delivery package or if you are using a driver which was downloaded from a place other than Microsoft official website, this can be the core of the problem. You will have to update the device driver to fix it.
You can do it manually in the Windows device manager by taking the following steps:
Restart the computer after the driver is installed.
Damaged or rewritten system files may cause the error "INCONSISTENT_IRP". The command sfc finds damaged Windows system files and replaces them.
This process may take several minutes.
The blue screen with "INCONSISTENT_IRP" may be caused by a file system error or by bad sectors in your disk. The command CHKDSK will check the disk for file system errors and bad sectors. Using the setting /f will make the program to automatically correct the detected errors, and the setting /r allows finding and fixing problem disk sectors. To launch it, follow these steps:
Wait until the process is over and restart your computer.
A error with the code BSoD 0x0000002A "INCONSISTENT_IRP" may be caused by outdated software. If this error occurs after launching a program, then using Windows compatibility mode can help you get rid of the problem. To fix it, do the following:
The software causing "INCONSISTENT_IRP" (BSoD 0x0000002A) may be written to Windows Startup list so the error occurs immediately after the system starts without any user activity. You can delete programs from Startup by using Task Manager.
Microsoft offers several solutions to eliminate the blue screen error. "INCONSISTENT_IRP" (BSoD 0x0000002A) can be fixed with the help of Windows Update or by addressing Windows Support.
Windows provides updates that extend your driver database and correct errors or security vulnerabilities. Download the latest updates to get rid of the error "INCONSISTENT_IRP" (BSoD 0x0000002A).
You can launch Windows Update like this:
It is recommended to set up automatic download and installation of system updates with the help of Advanced Options.
To enable automatic system update you need to start Windows Update:
The blue screen of death with the error "INCONSISTENT_IRP" BSoD 0x0000002A can be caused by computer viruses that infected your system.
To check the computer for viruses launch your antivirus program.
Modern antiviruses allow checking both hard disks and RAM. Run a full system scan.
System memory problems may cause errors, loss of data or even make your computer stop working.
Before you start checking RAM, take it out of the slot on the motherboard and then stick it back again. Sometimes the error BSoD 0x0000002A "INCONSISTENT_IRP" can be caused by the memory stick which was set into the slot incorrectly or not tight enough, and sometimes by the slot contacts covered with dust.
If the above actions did not make things better, you can check your RAM with the means of your operating system – Windows Memory Diagnostic.
You can start this tool in two ways:
To start the checking select one of the suggested variants to decide how your RAM will be tested after the computer is restarted.
If the diagnostic tool finds errors that cannot be corrected, such memory should be replaced (that is, you have to replace the memory stick where errors were found).
If none of the methods helped you to get rid of BSoD 0x0000002A "INCONSISTENT_IRP", try reinstalling Windows. In order to make a clean installation of Windows you need to create a setup disk or another media which you are going to use to install the OS.
Start the computer with the setup disk. To do it you may need to change boot priority in BIOS or UEFI for newer computers.
Following the installer menu stages, specify the disk where you want your Windows installed. You will have to format it then. If you are not satisfied with the number or size of the local disks they can be deleted and repartitioned.
Remember that formatting, deleting or partitioning your disks will destroy all files in the hard disk.
After specifying the disk to install Windows to, the process of copying system files and installing the operating system will start. During the installation, no additional action is required. In the process, the screen will go off for a while several times, and the computer will restart on its own to complete certain stages of installation.
Depending on the version of Windows at one of the stages you may have to select or enter basic personalization settings, choose how the computer works with networks and select settings of your account or create a new one.
As the computer loads the desktop, a clean installation of Windows is finished.
Note. Before you start a clean installation of Windows make sure you have drivers for all your hardware and that your files are safe. Download and save drivers to a separate media, and create a backup copy of important data.
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