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Please help been trying to figure this BSOD out all day!

By vetteking1
Apr 10, 2011
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  1. 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x80637f4d, 0xba2f7a90, 0x00000000) This BSOD only comes up while computer is shutting down/restarting. Please help me figure this out it is driving me crazy.

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Nothing definitive was cited as the cause. All three errors are 0x8E are almost always caused by hardware and can be a strong indicator of corrupted memory. Yet your symptoms do not necessarily bear this out in your case. However, in light of your error codes we suggest that you run Memtest on your RAM for diagnostic purposes.

    1. Go to and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.

    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; 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.

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