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Which driver is causing my BSOD?

By dibblejon
Feb 11, 2012
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  1. Hi

    I have a Server 2008 R2 box that has been crashing since 23/01 - I have tried tracking what driver is causing this issue but I can't tell. If anyone could help me it would be really great. I have attached the files from bluescreenreview from the most recent crashes.

    If you need any more information please just ask.

    Many thanks

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,841   +165

    VID.sys (Virtualization Infrastructure Driver) Virtualization Stack Memory Manager...

    TCPIP.sys is also flagged and this is a network driver, but the memory driver may be the cause... Test your memory using Memtest86 for at least 7 passes. This also may be a motherboard issue. Test the C drive for errors. BSOD's tend to corrupt hard drive data
  3. dibblejon

    dibblejon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    Hi

    Thanks for your advice. I have updated the network adapter drivers today. And will run a memtest if still unstable.

    One other thought I had was, is it possible that a VM with not enough RAM could cause this?

    Will let you know how I get on :approve:
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,841   +165

    I don't think a lack of memory would cause this... As a side note, BSOD's are very tricky at times because the actual causes are very obscure. Hopefully the network driver update will solve this. Keep us posted:)
  5. dibblejon

    dibblejon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Minidumps attached

    Hi

    Updated the NIC drivers but still crashing:(

    Ran MEMTESTx86 and got no errors (57 passes)

    Have attached the last 4 minidumps. I notice that one common cause seems to be the CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT (101) message.

    I then found this article on MS @ support.microsoft.com/kb/955076

    Should I apply this patch? Or am I barking up the wrong tree? Any further help would really help, thanks.

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  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,841   +165

    Yes apply the patch...


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