The stop error message on a Windows XP SP1 base computer occurs when there are some problems in your drivers. This stop error message is also known as STOP 0x000000D1 error. In this article and you will be explained about the symptom, cause and how to fix stop error message on a Windows XP SP1 based computer. So we will start with the symptoms.
The user of Windows XP SP1 (Service Pack 1) based computer may be encountered with some stop error message that would be related to some certain wireless network devices installed on their system. This stop error may state below message:
“STOP 0x000000D1 (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
(Note: Here the parameters in this stop error message that represented by parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4, may vary.)
The main cause of Stop error message on Windows XP SP1 is the ar5211.sys chipset driver that is installed on your computer. This ar5211.sys chipset driver is used by many Atheros wireless network devices.
How to Fix Stop Error Message on a Windows XP SP1 Based Computer
Generally, you have to install the most recent drivers for the chipset to fix stop error message on a Windows XP SP1 based computer. So follow the below steps to install the drivers.
1) Restart your computer in Safe Mode by pressing F8 key continuously, while your computer is booting and before appearing windows login until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
2) Now after restarting your system in safe mode, press the window key and go to the Run window then type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter key.
3) Then to access the network list expand the Network Adapters.
4) Now right-click on the Atheros wireless network adapter and then click Disable.
5) Now connect to the Internet with the help of a wired network connection. For example, you may use an Ethernet cable to connect the computer directly to the router, the DSL line, or the cable modem.
6) Then restart your computer in Normal Mode and check to be sure that your system is connected to the Internet.
7) Go to the Run Window and type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter key.
8) Expand Network adapters. Then find and right-click on the Atheros wireless network device, and then click Update Driver.
(Note: If you are prompted to search for a driver from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site, then click Yes, this time only. And then click Next.)
9) Now click on Finish and then restart your computer.
10) Again go to the Run Window and type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter key.
11) Again Expand Network adapters then right-click on the Atheros wireless network adapter and click Enable.
12) Now exit the Computer Management MMC snap-in.
If you are still facing this stop error message on Windows XP SP1 based computer after updating the drivers then you may have to change the wireless network device with a new one driver. You may also try the third party tool Advanced System Repair Tool to Fix stop error message on Windows XP SP1 based computer.