Error 0x00000024 is commonly referred to as the blue screen error, which is common in Windows operating systems, especially Windows XP. This error occurs when you start the Windows operating system. It indicates unresolved problems in the computer’s NTFS file. A Windows computer may have difficulty starting up when a blue screen error 0x00000024 occurs. Because the system will be complex at startup, it may be difficult for users to access data. In addition, Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal is also a common blue screen code.
A common cause of error 0x00000024 is problems with drivers: they may be outdated, incompatible or damaged during installation or operation.
Virus attacks are becoming more and more common these days, although antivirus programs are constantly being updated. Consequently, it is possible that a virus or worm may have corrupted important system files, resulting in a fatal screen.
Error 0x00000024 can also appear due to damage to your hard drive, file system, registry, etc.
In other words, the causes are quite serious, and the user just needs to pay attention so as not to completely lose control of their computer.
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Use SFC to fix hard drive errors
Open the built-in SFC tool to check and fix hard drive errors. It does a great job with 0x00000024 errors.
So, click on the “Start” button. Then select “Command Prompt (administrator)”. You’ll see a new window and type “sfc / scannow” in the line with the blinking cursor. Then press ENTER. After a while, restart your computer and make sure you are no longer bothered by error 0x00000024.
If the SFC did not handle the task, read on.
Update corrupted drivers
During a BSOD error, it is important to check for possible driver corruption in the system. When a PC suffers from such a problem, you can definitely take a few steps to get the drivers back to their normal life. There are instructions on how to update corrupted drivers on your PC. Here are the steps:
- Click the Start menu > select Device Manager.
- Right-click to view hard drive errors.
- Click the “Check now” button under “Check for errors”.
- There is an option to automatically fix file system errors. Click here.
- Start the process.
Clean boot your computer
In case running the above scan did not fix error code 0x00000024, you should also consider a local application conflict which may be causing these BSOD crashes (especially if you installed/updated applications or installed new drivers before getting this error at first boot) .
Several affected users who have struggled with the same problem have confirmed that they have successfully resolved the problem by going to a clean boot state and identifying a software conflict.
Once it reaches clean boot status, reboot the computer and see if the BSOD crashes. If so, you can gradually re-enable each disabled service and third-party autorun item until you can successfully determine which program is causing error code 0x00000024.
Using the system restore utility
If the above methods have not worked for you, but you believe that a recent driver or software change has contributed to this general system instability, you can solve the problem by using the help to reset your computer to a working state using the System Repair Utility.
This utility can eventually restore your computer to an earlier state. If you can select a restored snapshot that was resumed when your computer was not exhibiting this behavior, you can completely resolve the problem.