Error message when multiple network adapters are configured to use static IP addresses on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Vista SP2: “0x000000D1 DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL”
Consider the following scenario:
- You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Vista SP2.
- The computer has multiple network adapters.
- Each network adapter is configured to use a static IP address.
- The TCP/IP Forwarding feature is enabled on this computer.
In this scenario, a Stop error occurs and the operating system automatically restarts. Then, you receive the following Stop error:
Note: This problem typically occurs when you restart the computer or when third-party teaming software switches the active network adapter.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB972887.