August 22, 2008
The dreaded blue screen of death, unaffectionately known as the BSOD, is one of the computer geek’s curses. They are such a part of culture that people spend their time looking for them in public and the BSOD has even been seen most recently at the 2008 Olympics.
But luckily, some of them can actually be fixed. On the surface NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS is pretty scary, but as OSR Online explains this is happens because the driver submitted the wrong stack number in the I/O Request Packet. Microsoft has a bug fix for this, but explains that it happens because more then three anti-virus (or anti-spyware) programs are installed. They also state that it only happens when logging in to a domain, but the same error message pops up when doing simple network transactions such as copy and paste, or renaming folders.
In most cases, it’s probably a good idea to do all three of these things in addition to running the hot fix if possible. These should help and will help alleviate Windows reinstallation fear.
If you find another fix for this, please let me know in the comments below.