Adding to this, since you are using a very old copy of Windows. Try doing this for us:
1. Navigate to the Control Panel in Windows XP by left-clicking on Start, followed by Settings and then choosing Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel window, open System.
Note: In Microsoft Windows XP, depending on how your operating system has been setup, you may not see the System icon. To correct this, click on the link on the left-hand side of the Control Panel window that says Switch to Classic View.
3. In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.
4. Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.
5. In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.
6. Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.
7. Click OK in the System Properties window.
From now on, when a problem causes a blue-screen, or any other major error that halts the system, the PC will not automatically reboot. Rebooting manually will be necessary.
The next time this issue happens with mIRC, please take down some of the information on the screen, such as the file that caused the issue, or the driver-type (which can often be accompanied by an IRQ). It may also be necessary to take down the data below the Technical Information line (eg: STOP information).
Last edited by Zmodem; 30/12/13 02:52 AM.