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Blue Screening


FPCH New Member
Feb 3, 2007
I'm using Window's XP and am trying to run World of Warcraft. When I was downloading it, and when i was playing the game, I would continuously receive blue screens that would tell me that the computer was shutting down for safety reasons. It would say stuff such as, "The driver unloaded without cancelling pending operations" and "Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal". What do I need to do in order to play?


FPCH Member
Jan 21, 2006
Telford, UK
This is almost always a problem with device drivers; Windows XP is notorious for such messages.

In order to play, I advise you visit Microsoft Update and download all of the relevant updates to ensure you have the latest versions. Make sure you also select any drivers it has listed, even if they aren't "recommended" updates.

I'd also suggest you find the latest driver for your graphics card too. It is most likely to either be made by ATI or NVIDIA. After installing the updates and drivers, reboot your computer and try again.