Virtual Machine loads with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, Stop 0x0000000A error during configuration

  • 7920359
  • 01-Sep-2005
  • 26-Apr-2012


This article discusses a known issue where a conversion fails with a STOP 0x0000000A error when attempting to convert a source machine that has the IBM OSA IPMI device drivers installed.


During a conversion of a source machine that has the IBM OSA IPMI device drivers installed, the conversion fails during the configuration stage  and the following Blue Screen is displayed in the target VM:

For NT4:



Since the IBM OSA IPMI drivers are dependent upon IBM hardware, the above error is generated when the target VM or target physical machine attempts to boot into its migrated Operating System for the first time.

To prevent this error from occurring, uninstall the IBM OSA IPMI drivers using Add/Remove Programs on the original source server and then retry the conversion.

NOTE: FOR NT4 - Rename the %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\twgsysin.sys file to twgsysin.old on the source machine and then retry conversion again.

Additional Information

NOTE:  For information regarding a Stop 0x0000001E error when IBM Director is installed, please see TID 7920220.