Error code 1000008e

By matthwshea
Sep 7, 2009
  1. Hi,

    My computer intermittently freezes/crashes (usually while gaming) and reboots saying you computer has recovered from a serious error. I looked it up in the event viewer and got this:

    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c000001d, parameter2 8454162c, parameter3 99ed7cf0, parameter4 00000000.

    I'm running a custom built computer with windows service pack 3

    Is there a solution for fixing this? and how do I do it?

    Thank you for your help in advance,
  2. errorjack

    errorjack TS Rookie

    I am having the same thing. People say its the video driver not being Up-To-Date but It is :/
    Try posting your Minidump.
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    0x8E errors are almost always caused by hardware and are especially a strong indicator of corrupted memory.

    Run Memtest on your RAM. See link and follow the steps:

    There is a newer version than is listed but either one should work. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. 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.

    Also, with 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.
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