System Service Exception - New Toshiba Laptop - Windows 8

Constantly getting this message and losing work. This OS is awful. Please patch this soon or I will be forced to find an alternative


Suspect memory - see methods to test memory below.

Since is it a new computer contact the Seller and Toshiba Support for warranty repairs or
replacement. As OEM Toshiba is responsible for the proper operation of both the hardware
and Windows. Keep in mind the more you do the more they will say it is something you have
done. Added that even if you are somehow able to resolve the issue you would still want it
documented in case of further related problems down the road.

Toshiba - Forums

Toshiba - Contacts

Toshiba - Drivers - navigate to your model

Toshiba - Support


If you really want to troubleshoot (which I definitely do not recommend on a brand new
computer) :

Results verified by WinDBG. DumpCHK, and BlueSceeenView.

The Bug_Check was 3B CAUSE win32k.sys which is a Windows component which means
something else drove it into Fault. (All the minidumps were essentially the same.)

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, 22d08000, fffff8801b929bf0, 0}

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!SURFACE::bRedirHooked+250 )


IMAGE_NAME:  win32k.sys

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x3B_win32k!SURFACE::bRedirHooked

BUCKET_ID:  0x3B_win32k!SURFACE::bRedirHooked

BiosVersion = 6.00
BiosReleaseDate = 08/21/2012 <- BIOS is very current however there may be newer available.
Also check for updates to the low level chipset drivers and the major on-board device drivers.
SystemManufacturer = TOSHIBA
SystemProductName = Satellite C855D
SystemFamily = Dakar 10ABX/10ABXG
SystemVersion = PSCBQU-00F009
BaseBoardManufacturer = TOSHIBA
BaseBoardProduct = Portable PC
BaseBoardVersion = MP

1. Check with Toshiba Support, their on-line documentation and drivers, diagnostics, and ask in
their forums about any known issues. Check for updates to the BIOS, low level chipset drivers,
and the major on-board and separate device drivers.

2. Check the memory very thoroughly.

3. Use the other methods in the troubleshooters below.

Note using Win Key + X and Win Key + W (to get to Control Panel, Run, and Settings
as needed). Win Key + D calls the desktop and the using Win Key toggles Desktop
and Start Screen.

Resolving stop (blue screen) errors in Windows 7 - has a section for if you can or can't
start Windows  (applies to Windows 8). 

Check this thead for information on using BlueScreenView, MyEventViewer and other
methods to troubleshoot BlueSceens - top 3 replies (+1 other) (applies to Windows 8).


Also do this so you can see the likely bluescreens.

Windows Vista automatically restarts if your PC encounters an error that causes it to crash.
(also Windows 7)


BCCode: 3b    0x0000003b

Try removing and reseating all cards, memory, and cables (both ends when possible) - actually
remove and replace - do not just snug (on a PC) and clean out the dust bunnies and vents. On
a laptop about all that can be done is reseat the memory and clean the vents. (Of course
remove ALL power prior to opening the case.)


The SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION bug check has a value of 0x0000003B. This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.

Important Info If You Have Received a STOP Code

If you received a blue screen error, or stop code, the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from data loss. A hardware device, its driver, or related software might have caused this error. If your copy of Windows came with your computer, call the manufacturer of your computer. If you purchased Windows separately from your computer, Microsoft provides support. To find contact info for Microsoft or your computer manufacturer, Contact Support.

If you have experience with computers and want to try to recover from this error, follow the steps provided in the Microsoft article Resolving STOP (Blue Screen) Errors in Windows.

These actions might prevent an error like this from happening again:

  1. Download and install updates and device drivers for your computer from Windows Update.
  2. Scan your computer for computer viruses.
  3. Check your hard disk for errors.


The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

Parameter Description


The exception that caused the bug check


The address of the exception record for the exception that caused the bug check


The address of the context record for the exception that caused the bug check





This error has been linked to excessive paged pool usage and may occur due to user-mode graphics drivers crossing over and passing bad data to the kernel code.

BCCode: 3b    0x0000003b  <-- read this link*1074.html


This is my generic how to for proper driver updates : (update video/display driver 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
each installation.

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.

Windows 8 - Hardware and Drivers

Windows 8 - Why isn't Windows finding my device?

Windows 8 - What if a device isn't installed properly


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
Diagnostic Tool

How to Run the Memory Diagnostics Tool in Windows 7 (and 8) - in Windows 8 the
name is "Windows Memory Diagnostic".


After doing ALL the updates you can, and if the issue continues, then run DriverVerifier.
(Remember to use the Windows 8 methods posted at the top of the original reply above.)

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 Issues

Driver Verifier

Using Driver Verifier 

How to use Windows Driver Verifier Manager to Troubleshoot & Identify Driver Issues

You can disable Driver Verifier

WINKEY + X - RUN - type in -> 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 post the link here so we can analyze it.

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right!


Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current
Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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