Common Windows BSOD Error Messages and Suggested Solution – Part II

I hope the first part of this series was helpful for you in troubleshooting Windows bluescreen of death. As promised, this is the continuation of the previous part of “Common Windows BSOD Error Messages and Suggested Solution”.

Stop Code: STOP 0x0000007F
Source: This error is usually hardware related – especially corrupt memory (RAM), mismatched RAM modules or a faulty motherboard.
Recommended: To rectify this error, you may follow the steps illustrated below:

  • Try the following hardware troubleshooting steps:
    1. Test the RAM in the computer by running the diagnostic software that is provided by the computer manufacturer. Replace any RAM that is reported as bad. Also, make sure that all the RAM in the computer is the same speed.
    2. Try removing or swapping out controllers, cards, or other peripherals.
    3. Try a different motherboard on the computer.
  • If you are over clocking the speed of your processor, set it back to the speed at which it is designed to run.
  • Check with the hardware vendor for any updated hardware drivers or BIOS updates, or both.

Stop Code: STOP 0xC000021A
Source: The STOP 0xC000021A error message occurs when a user-mode subsystem is compromised and security can no longer be guaranteed. It may also occur after a system is restarted after a system administrator has modified permissions in a way that the system account no longer has adequate permission to access system files and folders.
Recommended: Follow these steps to resolve this error.

  • If you recently installed a new driver, uninstall it or disable it.
  • If you recently updated a driver, try rolling it back to a previous working version.
  • If you or any software that you installed recently, has installed a system service, try disabling or uninstalling the service.
  • Restore full control permissions to the local SECURITY account on the system root folder by doing a fresh parallel installation of Windows on a separate partition.
  • Use only Windows compatible backup/restore programs.

Stop Code: STOP 0x000000D1
Source: This error occurs when the system tries to access pageable memory at a process IRQL that is high.
Recommended: Remove, disable or stop the offending drivers, backup utilities or virus scanners. Get updated software.

This may not be the complete common Windows BSOD stop error codes but you may contribute below and make it complete! Don’t hesitate to contribute the STOP codes that you have encountered while using Windows. It would be also great if you also share how you rectified the error. :)

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