Windows Server 2003 Stop Error Shutdown

By jesse.johnson
Aug 4, 2008
  1. I have a Windows 2003 Server in a virtual environment that has shut down unexpectedly. On reboot, the server produced the following system error to report:

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: USER32
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1076
    Date: 8/4/2008
    Time: 3:04:29 PM
    User: XXX
    Computer: XXX
    The reason supplied by user XXX for the last unexpected shutdown of this computer is: System Failure: Stop error
    Reason Code: 0x805000f
    Bug ID:
    Bugcheck String: 0x0000007f (0x0000000d, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
    Comment: 0x0000007f (0x0000000d, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    0000: 0f 00 05 08 ....

    Can you help me in figuring out why this error came about and why it shut down the system? Thanks in advance!
  2. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Booster Posts: 1,069

    This happens when there is bad hardware installed or if you try to over clock the cpu
  3. jesse.johnson

    jesse.johnson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is there a way to find out more specifically which piece of hardware might have been the culprit?
  4. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    Software can also cause this error as well as Hardware but i would think Hardware is the main cause.
    Try running Memtest86
    Download the pre-built version of Memtest86 (Link Below) and burn it onto a CD using ISO Recorder (Link Below) after this boot off the CD and start the test going and let it run for 3-5 hours (Minimum of 7 Passes) or Overnight which is best.

    Memtest86 -
    ISO Recorder -

    Also try running Prime95 on all 3 tests.
    Prime95 32bit OS Version -
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