Analysis of Common Stop Codes

The following sections provide a walkthrough of common stop codes reported to Microsoft’s Online Crash Analysis service. For each stop code presented, the analysis begins with the verbose output of the analysis engine’s !analyze –v command.

The reasons for each type of crash may vary, as will the commands and techniques used to analyze them. For more information on analyzing common stop codes, see the Debugging Tools for Windows help file and the additional resources referenced later in this chapter.


The DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0xD1) stop code is the result of a device driver attempting to access a pageable or invalid address at an interrupt request level that is too high. ...

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