BSOD again...

By ianleonardo07
Jul 2, 2010
  1. Ok I have a new BSOD despite having to clean my drivers and diagnosing my harddrive... I guess it did not resolve my problem.. I have a new error regarding portcls.sys or something... And I need help...

    Attached the minidump file...

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your error code is 0x8E and these are almost always caused by hardware and are particularly a strong indicator of corrupted memory.

    And corrupted memory is the cited as the probable cause.

    See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.

    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?
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