Stop Error: 0x0000008E

By Lanaria
Apr 27, 2009
  1. I keep getting the following stop error on a blue screen, this happens at random times when the pc is on.

    0x0000008E ( 0xC0000005, 0xBF274E90, 0xAddA7B90, 0x00000000)

    We thought it was the ram, since i had just put a new stick of ram into it a few months ago but we traded it out and put the old one back in and i still recieve the same error. Any help would be appreciated i really dont want to start buying new peices of hardware that i dont need.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,371   +67

    0x8E errors are almost always caused by hardware issues (though sometimes by drivers) and particularly is a strong indicator of corrupted memory.

    Therefore, run memtest on your memory: and get back to us with the results. Keep in mind this takes a long time but well worth it. Allow it to run for a minimum of 7 Passes; there are 8 individual tests per Pass.
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