See this thread for information on using BlueScreenView, MyEventViewer, and other methods to
troubleshoot BlueScreens - top 3 answers (+1 other).
We can analyze the minidumps if you make them available from the SkyDrive or other file
sharing sites (such as MediaFire). If you have problems uploading the minidumps copy
them to the Desktop or the Documents folder and upload them from there.
Zip or upload the contents of C:\Windows\minidump
Use SkyDrive to upload collected files.
BCCode: 1E 0x0000001E
Remove ALL power and reseat all the cards, memory, and cables (both ends when
possible) - actually remove and replace - do not just snug. Those are for a PC and about all
that can be done for a laptop is reseat the memory and clear the vents. Make sure the BIOS,
low level chipset drivers, and major device drivers are all up to date by check manually at the
Many Bluescreens are caused by BIOS, low level chipset drivers, and other major device drivers
which are not the most current even though the computer is new. Check manually for updates
using the methods for updates as indicated in the troubleshooter linked above and/or the
methods below (which are the same).
BCCode: 1E 0x0000001E
This is a very common bug check. To interpret it, you must identify which exception was generated.
Common exception codes include:
An unaligned data reference was encountered.
A breakpoint or ASSERT was encountered when no kernel debugger was attached to the system.
A memory access violation occurred. (Parameter 4 of the bug check is the address that the driver attempted to access.)
For a complete list of exception codes, see the ntstatus.h file located in theinc directory of the Windows Driver Kit.
If you are not equipped to debug this problem, you should use some basic troubleshooting techniques. If a driver is identified in the bug check message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters. Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you plan to debug this problem, you may find it difficult to obtain a stack trace. Parameter 2 (the exception address) should pinpoint the driver or function that caused this problem.
If exception code 0x80000003 occurs, this indicates that a hard-coded breakpoint or assertion was hit, but the system was started with the/NODEBUG switch. This problem should rarely occur. If it occurs repeatedly, make sure a kernel debugger is connected and the system is started with the/DEBUG switch.
If exception code 0x80000002 occurs, the trap frame will supply additional information.
If the specific cause of the exception is unknown, the following should be considered:
Hardware incompatibility. First, make sure that any new hardware installed is listed in the Microsoft Windows Marketplace Tested Products List.
Faulty device driver or system service. In addition, a faulty device driver or system service might be responsible for this error. Hardware issues, such as BIOS incompatibilities, memory conflicts, and IRQ conflicts can also generate this error.
If a driver is listed by name within the bug check message, disable or remove that driver. Disable or remove any drivers or services that were recently added. If the error occurs during the startup sequence and the system partition is formatted with NTFS file system, you might be able to use Safe Mode to rename or delete the faulty driver. If the driver is used as part of the system startup process in Safe Mode, you need to start the computer by using the Recovery Console to access the file.
If the problem is associated with Win32k.sys, the source of the error might be a third-party remote control program. If such software is installed, the service can be removed by starting the system using the Recovery Console and deleting the offending system service file.
Check the System Log in Event Viewer for additional error messages that might help pinpoint the device or driver that is causing bug check 0x1E. Disabling memory caching of the BIOS might also resolve the error. You should also run hardware diagnostics, especially the memory scanner, supplied by the system manufacturer. For details on these procedures, see the owner's manual for your computer.
The error that generates this message can occur after the first restart during Windows Setup, or after Setup is finished. A possible cause of the error is a system BIOS incompatibility. BIOS problems can be resolved by upgrading the system BIOS version.
BCCode: 1E 0x0000001E <-- read this link
Driver Verifier can help find some BSOD issues :
Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users
How To Troubleshoot Driver Problems in Windows Vista or 7.
Using Driver Verifier
How to use Windows Driver Verifier Manager to Troubleshoot & Identify Driver Issueshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwIDD9xngM
Using Driver Verifier
How to use Windows Driver Verifier Manager to Troubleshoot & Identify Driver Issues
You can disable Driver Verifier
Start - type in Search box -> verifier /reset hit enter to disable
Use BlueScreenView to see if there is a driver specified in the error message. Also check with
MyEventViewer at the time of the BlueScreen.
If DriverVerifier creates a minidump upload it and provide a link to it so we can analyze it.
References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.
This is my generic how to for proper driver updates : (Major drivers and BIOS)
This utility makes it easy to see which versions are loaded :
DriverView - Free - utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
description, version, product name, company that created the driver, and more.
For Drivers check System Maker as fallbacks and Device Maker's which are the most current.
Control Panel - Device Manager - Display Adapter - write down the make and complete model
of your video adapter - double click - Driver's tab - write down the version info. Now click UPdate
Driver (this may not do anything as MS is far behind certifying drivers) - then Right Click -
Uninstall - REBOOT this will refresh the driver stack.
Repeat that for Network - Network Card (NIC), Wifi, Sound, Mouse and Keyboard if 3rd party
with their own software and drivers and any other major device drivers you have.
Now go to System Maker's site (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) (as rollback) and then Device
Maker's site (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI as examples) and get their latest versions. (Look for
BIOS, Chipset and software updates at System Maker's site while there.)
Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - Right Click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
Always check in Device Manager - Drivers tab to be sure the version you are installing actually
shows up. This is because some drivers rollback before the latest is installed (sound drivers
particularly do this) so install a driver - reboot - check to be sure it is installed and repeat as
Repeat at Device Makers - BTW at Device Makers DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER - check
manually by model.
Manually look at manufacturer's sites for drivers - and Device Maker's sites.
Installing and updating drivers in Windows 7 (updating drivers manually using the methods above
is preferred to ensure the latest drivers from System maker and Device makers are found)
If you update drivers manually then it is a good idea to disable Driver Installations in Windows
Updates, this leaves Windows Updates ON however it will not install drivers which will usually be
older and cause issues. If Updates suggests a new driver then HIDE it (Right Click on it) and
then go look for new ones manually if you wish.
Stop Windows 7 from Automatically Installing Device Drivers
How To Disable Automatic Driver Installation In Windows 7 / Vista
Disable Windows Update Device Driver Search Prompt In Windows 7 / Vista (for Professional,
Ultimate, and Enterprise)
Memory tests do not catch all errors such as mismatched memory (possible even for sticks
that appear to be identical) and when faster memory is placed in system behind slower memory.
So it is best to also swap sticks in and out to check for those even if all memory tests fail to
show a problem.
To test RAM check here - let it run 4+ hours or so. <-- best method
For the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool.
Start - type in Search box -> Memory - find Memory Diagnostics tool at top of list - Right Click -
RUN AS ADMIN follow the instructions
Windows Vista: How to Scan / Test your RAM or Memory with Windows Vista Memory
How to Run the Memory Diagnostics Tool in Windows 7
Test Your Computer’s Memory Using Windows Vista Memory Diagnostic Tool
Hope this helps.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right!
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