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I have upgraded 10586 VM to 11082. This worked fine running under hyper-v but the second time booting natively from vhdx it failed with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION BSOD. It will also not boot into safe mode and can not be repaired using the "reset this PC" option at boot

I therefore did a clean install of 11082 in VHDX. It installs correctly and boots to desktop however first reboot it gives the same error.

After failing to native boot the same error occurs trying to boot the vhdx in hyper-v

I mounted the VHDX and no .dmp files have been produced and the only drivers installed were these by the installation.
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-windowsdriver -path f:\

Driver : oem0.inf
OriginalFileName : f:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\prnms009.inf_amd64_50873edc4c2c7eff\prnms009.inf
Inbox : False
ClassName : Printer
BootCritical : False
ProviderName : Microsoft
Date : 6/21/2006 12:00:00 AM
Version : 10.0.11082.1000

Driver : oem1.inf
OriginalFileName : f:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\prnms001.inf_amd64_8f8f9a87b92bfa30\prnms001.inf
Inbox : False
ClassName : Printer
BootCritical : False
ProviderName : Microsoft
Date : 6/21/2006 12:00:00 AM
Version : 10.0.11082.1000

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>
Any idea how to proceed or does 11082 not support native boot of vhdx?

EDIT: reinstalled 1511 and it works fine so definitely appears to be a 11082 problem. Would be interesting if it works for anyone else.

Preferred Solution: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION booting 11082 from VHDX

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Originally Posted by lx07

EDIT: reinstalled 1511 and it works fine so definitely appears to be a 11082 problem. Would be interesting if it works for anyone else.

Version 1511 is 11082 so that's a little confusing. Regardless, I installed 11082 on a vhdx file and booted it up several times without incident. Appears to still be supported.

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I am running Windows 10 Pro (10240) and have a guest Windows 10 VM (10528) which were working fine. Both were activated and connected to internet correctly.

Today I booted the VM as native boot VHDX. This installed some drivers, connected to internet and activated. When I boot back into host and run the VM as a guest however internet access is limited.

I am connected in the guest to the Ethernet Microsoft Hyper-V network adapter but have no internet and so the license has switched back from activated to Notification mode. I can connect to internet through the external switch on the host and connect through RDP to the guest fine.

Any ideas?

A:Hyper-v guest internet connection lost after booting as VHDX.

Problem was DNS had been lost on IP4 properties of Hyper-V adapter for some reason (I use static IP). Added it back and it is OK now. Can switch back and forward from native boot to VM and both work fine and are activated.

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I recently received a BSOD after restarting my computer a couple of times due to the fact that it was not recognizing my network settings (it displayed a red "X" over the network bars). After the second reboot, it booted to the desktop and immediately threw a BSOD. The BSOD bugcheck code was SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION.

Lastly, the oldest minidump file was related to a bluetooth audio driver, which I believe is fixed. Any assistance on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

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I did an update (WU) from 10586.36 to 11082.1000. Have an issue that has come up before, in a build way back before RTM. When set to auto logon thru NETPLWIZ, a re-start will not show the account picture. Name is correct, pic is the "dough boy". Logging off/on works fine, shows acct pic. Re-start does not. I thought there was a fix back then for this problem. Possibly something Shawn @Brink put out, but I have no idea where to find it. I've searched here and web, nothing. Faint remembrance of something in Group Policy.

Anybody else have this? Remember the fix?

Many thanks, Tomcat.....

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I recently installed the 11082 update to Windows 10. On my machine I have a 500GB (120GB used) hard drive and a 120GB SSD. The hard drive installation seems to be working fine. Every time I go through the clone process to the SSD using Macrium Reflect 6.1.1000 the cloning process ends fine. I then change the boot order and reboot from the SSD and that works fine initially but the second time I boot from the SSD it says Windows has a problem and cannot start or repair itself. I have tried this multiple times and the second boot from the SSD always fails even though I do nothing to the system between the first SSD boot and the second.

So the first time it boots up from the Windows 10 11082 SSD it must detect or change something that corrupts the system. The thing is I can switch back to the hard drive and it continues to boot just fine into 11082. I have even tried disconnecting the HD before the SSD boots and it does the same thing (fails) on the second SSD boot. I even tried doing a backup after the first SSD boot and then trying to restore it but that fails when it reboots so the system seems already corrupted at that point.

I have been using this update scenario (first HD then SSD) for quite some time on this machine and this is the first build where I cannot switch over to the cloned SSD.

Has anyone else experienced this issue in 11082 or better yet resolved the problem?

A:HD Clone to SSD problems in 11082

Try turning off fast startup:
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Using Classic Shell 4.2.5 and Window 11082 and I can no longer open the native Windows start menu from Classic Shell. When I click on Start Menu (Windows) nothing happens. Anyone else seeing this behavior in 11082?

A:Classic Shell in 11082

Originally Posted by tracit99

Using Classic Shell 4.2.5 and Window 11082 and I can no longer open the native Windows start menu from Classic Shell. When I click on Start Menu (Windows) nothing happens. Anyone else seeing this behavior in 11082?

Try WinKey or Shift + WinKey

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Hey guys. Before Windows 10 was released, I joined the Insider Program and upgraded to the Windows 10 Insider beta, or whatever they called it. That was around May. I had just built a new PC with an activated version of Windows 7, and I thought I should just go ahead and upgrade to the beta before I got too invested so I wouldn't risk screwing everything up after I had everything installed.

So now in December, I'm getting sick of all of these major updates, and I'd like to just opt out of the Insider program and use the normal release version. But it won't let me permanently leave. I go to the Advanced Options in Windows Update settings, and choose "Stop Insider Preview builds," and it gives me choices of times to turn it back on. When I click the link that says "Stop receiving Insider Preview builds" to permanently stop, it just takes me to some web page explaining how to do what I just did, and it won't let me opt out.

Just to clarify, I'm now on build 11082, and I did upgrade this from an activated install of Windows 7. It's not like I did a clean install from an ISO and I'm after a free key or anything. I'm really hoping I don't have to reinstall Win7 and upgrade to the normal version.

A:Can't leave Insider Program Build 11082

You're going to have to re-install a release build, such as the November update. Since you've already successfully upgraded, you can reinstall clean and it will automatically activate, just skip any requests for entering a key.

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Starting a new thread as the search function didn't find any posts about installation failure similar to my issue.
I am an "Insider", on the fast ring. Build 11082 fails to install, no error messages are shown. The 1st stage (installing files) appears to complete OK. System then reboots and starts Installing features and drivers, gets to 6% then stalls. First attempt the system auto reverted to Restoring previous version. Second attempt to install; the system hung at the same point (6% drivers and features.) A mouse pointer was still shown, but there was no response from the keyboard, so no Ctrl Alt Del. I force powered off after 5 minutes. On restarting, in the boot options Setup was preselected (my system dual boots "Insider" and the released version.) Booted to Setup, and it restored the previous version, (then) Build 10586.29.
If my memory is correct each time a new build has been installed the first stage (installing files) shows an oval on my screen (16 x 10, [1920 x 1200]), then after the restart a circle is shown. With both these attempts the oval has been shown during the (never-completed) second stage.
I have Office 365 version 16.0.6366.2036 installed, and downloaded and installed the Norwegian (Bokm?l) language pack a few days ago. Now the Office Update Options messages are in Norwegian! I wonder if that language pack is the source of this update issue. The list of known faults was what made me wonder if the Norwegian language pack was what wa... Read more

A:Build 11082 fails to complete installation

I'm having a similar issue. My laptop is trying to upgrade from Home Insider Preview build 10547 to 11082 and consistently gets to 40% (23% on the "Install Features and Drivers" section) when it pops up the less than helpful "Could not configure one or more system components" window. Hitting return rolls everything back to 10547. Once I get back to the desktop, I have a message that the update failed with no details. There's nothing in the event logs. "Sfc /scannow" reports no errors found.

I had the same thing happen with build 10586, but my mother went into ICU and died shortly afterwards and I've simply not had time to look into any of this until now.

Thanks for any ideas,

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well... the title sais it all, I've tried installing the language packs using windows updates, or directly downloading and installing using lpsetup.exe... It always starts the installation, then it fails at the end.

A:Can't Install language pack on Win 10 Build 11082

Originally Posted by AES

well... the title sais it all, I've tried installing the language packs using windows updates, or directly downloading and installing using lpsetup.exe... It always starts the installation, then it fails at the end.

That is a known issue, told in Build 11082 release notes:

(Click to enlarge.)

More information: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11082 - Windows 10 Forums


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Adding this link to my post re the above, in the hope that someone who has the solution sees it.

Build 11082 fails to complete installation - Windows 10 Forums

A:Build 11082 fails to complete installation

Starting from announcing of windows 10 build 11082, I have already tried at least 7 times to update from 10583.36 to 11082.1000. But every time the process stuck at overall 76% with 4% configuring settings. At 76%, I have spent overnight to 12 hours, but no result.

This afternoon, I visited microsoft community, I followed the suggestion from their support engineer and applied the following steps: (the updating process was awaiting me to restart after download 11082 finished)
1. perform a clean boot, do as suggested preparation, (exit msconfig without restart)
2. perform hardware clean boot, disable devices as much as possible, as well as disconnect network connection
3. Change region to US as well as system locale to English (Unites States)
4. Back to 'All Settings>Update and Security' which updating status is waiting for 'Restart'
5. Click restart
I left my desk and walked away to have a drink. When I came back, I saw Hi... on the screen. Update succeed.
I have performed captioned steps before but did it separately with poor result. So I think the combination of steps are vital to finish the updating.

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Hi everyone,

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11082 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

With this build, you won?t see big noticeable changes or new features just yet. Right now, the team is focused on product improvements based on the feedback we?re hearing on the November update to Windows 10.

Full Blog post: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11082

Known issues: Known issues in Windows 10 build 11082

There are no big improvements in this build guys, mostly bug fixes and improvements based on Feedback.

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Preview Test Build 11082 Expires 7/15/2016. Will there be an Insider Build before that which doesn't expire? Naturally this is an important concern. I am testing heavily right now. Should I report my results/concerns here or elsewhere?


A:Windows Insider Build 11082 .1000 Expires 7/15/2016

A new build will come out let's say every month or two, but it's nothing to be concerned about.

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My hard drive crashed - I had a system image (vhdx) on an external drive.  System Restore and Backup functions do not see the image.  How do I restore this image to my new clean hard drive.

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I got Hyper V setup (I think). The GUI client starts and I can go to the server. I could not get the continuous page after page setup to work unless I first set up a virtual hard drive. I think there was an option to install the OS if I set up the Vm and the VHd at the same time. I am now starting the VM and connecting to it and trying to install the OS using my original OS disk in the CD/DVD drive. It went to drive/DVD and I got the usual promtp: what do you want to do, including "run setup" which is what I selected.

When I do that it takes a long time to setup/copy files and when it gets tot he screen as to what partition to install to, it only shows the system reserved, my boot partition, my data partition (which has the VHDX) and my MBR (BootIt Bare Metal main boot record) partitions. At this point I stopped the OS installation by powering down as while I had these all imaged/backed up I did not want to overwrite any of them. it did not show the VHDX as an option to which to install.

as for other options like install over a network, my network adapter doesn't show and even if I made an ISO image of my OS disk, i don't know how I would get access to it.

In setting up Hyper V I ran the following in a supershell:
enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All

I tried to run the following in a command prompt:
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V ?All
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A:Need help installing OS to VHDX drive

You should be able to do it all from the GUI. Create the VM and the disk, attach the CD player and start the machine. If you have an ISO you can use that instead - see step 11 here.

Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

Try it this way - it is pretty simple - at least compared to trying to do it through PowerShell.

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Using Windows 10-64 and Windows backup and restore. I want to view a file that must be contained in a recent backup. I see the apparent backup files as vhdx. I right click to mount the virtual HD and get an error message as shown in the screenshot.

How do I extract a single file from a backup?

A:How do I open a VHDX file?

Open Disk Management->Action-> Attach VHD and navigate to the .VHDX file. then assign a letter to it.

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Can I (correctly) convert my current 8.1 (retail) into VHDX and boot from it using the same 8.1 boot loader or not?

I honestly don't know if I would be running two instances. Would it work if I deleted the C:/ partition and booted the VHD from another disk or partition? Would that be OK? Seems to me it would be two instances but I don't know.

I'm not interested in VMware or VirtualBox - just Hyper-V or some similar bare metal solution. Hyper-V server I could not make work really - it is not what it is designed for - I want wifi, bluetooth etc. Windows server would work but I can not afford it.

Any ideas? I'm willing to put in quite a lot of testing if anyone can suggest something.

A:VHDX licence question

I need to check more about this but here's an idea you could at least try:
Create a normal Windows 8.1 vmConnect USB dongles for WiFi and Bluetooth to your host, install driversConnect to vm using RDP, selecting all Local Resources:
Now you have both Wifi and Bluetooth on your vm.

Read more:

How can I use my devices and resources in a Remote Desktop session?Introducing Microsoft RemoteFX USB Redirection: Part 1 - Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) Team Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs


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Hello, I have a new PC, W10 Home X64 that uses a 128gb SSD (C) for the OS (and a few other programs) and a mechanical SATA drive (D) for everything else including installation of most of my software. Using "Casper 10" (standard edition) I've made individual images of both drives in the .vhdx format. In the event that I need to fully restore the entire system to the existing drives (or replacement drives if needed), are my .vhdx images capable of that? Basically to replace everything?

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How do I remove a file called install.vhdx, it will not delete.
In easy steps please as I am no computer expert.


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Can I install a vhdx image backup file from an old computer (win 10) onto a new one?
I no longer have access to the old computer.

From my internet reading it would appear that virtualization might be invovled and I've managed to install a virtual machine on the new computer, however, I've now hit a brick wall

If its doable I'd really appreciate being pointed in the right direction.

The vhdx image file is on an external HD together with bu's of my data files (just to be on the safe side)

A:How to install vhdx image onto win 10 new computer

Hi, this may be of interest:
Solved How do I open a VHDX file? - Windows 10 Forums
VHD or VHDX File - Mount and Attach in Windows 8

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Help please,
I get the following message when I try to mount a particular VHDX file in file explorer. I have another VHDX file on the same disk and that will mount ok. How can I find out what is wrong?

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I can't open the mounted image in the disk management console. This is my backup image from my previous win 8.1 pro x64 system. Its stored on a external hdd w/ bit locker protection. My problem is I want to recover some files from the previous image but when I mount the vdhx image, the "Open", when i right click on the partition on the disk mgt console, is greyed out. I also noticed that no drive letter is assigned after i mounted it. I have tried converting it to vhd using Hyper-V, then opening it in win 7 but the same thing happens. It gets mounted, but no letter assigned and still can not be opened in the explorer. Are there 3rd-party tools to open & mount vhdx files?

A:Can't open my mounted vhdx backup image

That is indeed strange. Normally it would assign a drive letter and show up in Computer. All I can suggest is a possible alternate solution to get at your files. Have a look at the link. If you have restore points from the timeframe that those files still existed, this is an easy method to retrieve the files.

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Before I learned that VHDX expanding disks do not release space, many of these have swelled way beyond what is used of needed because I did a defrag. Defrag will use temporary space to store files parts being defragged. I expected defrag to make fragmented files use contiguous space and to move all of the files to the beginning of the VHDX disk. To emphasize my ignorance I expected defrag to truncate to unused space at the end of the disk.

What really happens is that defrag extends expanding VHDX disks as a temporary area to make files contiguous and as temporary space to squeeze out embedded free space. The new extensions are never released to the host physical disk. Defragging a VHDX extended space disk will result in allocating significant more unused physical space. As an example a 100gb fragmented expanding VHDX disk once defragged may end up actually expanding to over 300gb of real space.

A old version of Virtual PC came with a compactor.ISO utility that when run against a VHD, would squeeze all unused space to the end of the VHD disk. You could then truncate the trailing free space leaving your VHD file physically smaller. Microsoft provides no tool (I know of) that will accomplish the physical shrinking of VHDX disks. The problem may apply to VHD disks as well, but I am now using VHDX virtual disks.

Does anyone have the necessary expertise of PowerShell to script making VHDX disk files contiguous, squeezing all the unused space to the end of the VHDX disk... Read more

A:How to release unused space in VHDX disks?

Just take the edit disk option from the Hyper-V management console, select your disk and then the option compact.

If you want to use powershell instead of the UI you could do this:

Mount-VHD <enter path to vhdx file> -ReadOnly
Optimize-VHD <enter path to vhdx file> -Mode full
Dismount-VHD <enter path to vhdx file>
If your vhdx is not NTFS (Linux for example) you need to zero out free space first. With NTFS (Windows) you need not.

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I am running Win 7. I can't open the file (VHDX) using W7. As I understand it,....It is a W8 app.  The file path is C:\Users\b\Desktop\SysternalsSuite .     I just did a re-install with format  4 days ago using Windows 7 SP1 64bit disk that I purchased about 2 years ago. I have never used VMware.  Is this not suspicious?

A:VHDX file in Systernal Suite folder.

I don't know if it is suspicious or  not, but download, install, update and run Malwarebytes - you can get it here :-
Once it is installed and updated you only need to run a 'Quick Scan' and it will scan your system for suspicious items. If it finds any, it will attempt to quarantine / delete them and may ask you to re-boot at this stage. If it does, do so, then run it again as a check. If it finds anything which it cannot itself deal with, then create a topic in the 'Virus, trojan and malware removal logs' section of BC and paste the Malwarebytes log into your post.
Chris Cosgrove


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I recently ran into unexpected problems with my Ubuntu Server 12.10 VM (64-bit) running under Hyper-V with the host OS as Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (64-bit).
The short of it is: the VM can no longer get an IP address from the Virtual Network Switch (after having worked fine for about 4 months).  I have other linux VMs running fine on the same host.
The crux of it is, I desperately need to get files out of the VM, via anyways possible (the filesystem is not encrypted).  If I try and mount the vhdx, I get a rather generic message "The disk image isn't initialized, contains partitions that aren't
recognizable, or contains volumes that haven't been assigned drive letters. Please tuse to the Disk Management snap-in to make sure that the disk, partitions, and volumes are in a usable state."
I can start and boot the VM just fine, but I have no means of communicating with it, other than the Hyper-V console, which precludes me from simply scp'ing the data over to the host.
Is it possible to get a linux based vhdx to mount properly into windows, so that I can at least read/copy data?  I don't need to modify, I just need a copy of the data.
Any help is much appreciated.


A:How to mount a vhdx from a linux VM to copy files

Ok, maybe someone has a better process but this was not easy.  I can easily take a VMWare VMDK file and change its extension to ".bin" and then open it up with 7Zip but VHDX is not that simple.

I had to first convert my VHDX file to VHD, and specify FIXED by using the powershell command here:
Convert-vhd -Path "E:\This\Is\ThePath\To\Original.VHDX" -DestinationPath "E:\This\Is\Where\I\Want\NEW.VHD" -VHDType Fixed

Once it finished converting I tried to rename its extension to .BIN and I was able to open it in 7Zip.  I saw a 0.ntfs and 1.ntfs file.....mine was obviously a Windows VM so your file structure will probably look different.  Now, if the VHD didn't
open when you renamed it to .BIN go ahead and rename it back to .VHD and use the free utility StarWind V2V Converter to change the VHD file to VMDK (V2V Converter doesn't see VHDX files).  Once the file is converted to VMDK then add .BIN to its extension
and read the documents and copy/paste them in and out with 7ZIP.

Whew!!Be kind and Mark as Answer if I helped.

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If I create a generation 1 VM I can native boot the vhdx by adding bcd entry. If I make a generation 2 VM it fails with "a required device isn't connected...0xc0000225". Pressing f8 for "Startup Settings" gives "The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing. File \Windows\system32\winload.efi. Error code 0xc0000225"

This is my BCD entry
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {default}
device vhd=[D:]\Hyper-V\Windows-vm3\Virtual Hard Disks\Windows-vm3.vhdx
path \WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
description Windows-vm3
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {2bd3faf9-6091-11e5-86c4-c3a22c898ce3}
recoveryenabled Yes
isolatedcontext Yes
flightsigning Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice vhd=[D:]\Hyper-V\Windows-vm3\Virtual Hard Disks\Windows-vm3.vhdx
systemroot \WINDOWS
resumeobject {2bd3faf2-6091-11e5-86c4-c3a22c898ce3}
nx AlwaysOn
bootmenupolicy Standard
hypervisorlaunchtype Auto
and the Hyper-V definition (I've tried with and without secure boot, changing the boot order and removing the separate pagefile drive. It always works on Hyper-V will never boot on native boot.

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A:Can't native boot Hyper-V generation 2 vhdx

How much HD space have you allotted. It needs to be able to expand to the full size during boot.

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Hi all,

Not sure if this post should go in this forum do accept my apology if it's not supposed to be here.

Goal: run both windows 7 and windows 8.1 native from VHDX (currently only success with win8.1 on vhdx and win7 vhd)

I have a windows 8.1 installed in the system and rebooted into a command prompt, created a vhdx image, converted to GPT, and then install windows 7 on this vhdx (both with and without KB982018 integrated). The install went through (copying files etc) and it then rebooted itself and finish off the reset of the installation. After it rebooted it the boot menu is the old style black and white (which is fine), and choose win7 vhdx to finish off the installation. However an error comes up - An unexpected error has occurred.

Having no luck therefore instead of installing to a VHDX I now boot up with the win7SP1 USB and install onto a VHD instead. Everything went well and booted into windows 7 (expected). I then install KB980218 and then it rebooted itself, again everything is ok. I then booted back into windows 8, converted the windows 7 from VHD to VHDX and set the sector size to 4096 as per How to Convert a VHD File into VHDX. Boot entry has also been updated to vhdx instead of vhd.

I now try to boot to this new win7 vhdx, and instead of getting an unexpected error, it booted into a graphical screen and ask for repairing the window. (which means it's unsuccessful)

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A:Create vhdx in win8.1 environment and install win7 on it

If I were you, I would stick to the VHD if it runs smoother with that. I'm not sure about VHDX personally (I'll try looking into it if you really want to use VHDX), but really the best option would be VHD, unless you use other virtualization software, like VirtualBox, where you can choose VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) which might run more fluently than other file types. If VHD runs best, just stick to that really, but I'll try looking into it if I can

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I've been using VHDs of Windows 7 booted from my laptops HDD since 5 years ago. Now, Im trying to do the same in my Microsoft Surface Pro 1 with Windows 8.1. Due to the lack of space, Im using a microSD for each, in this case, VHDX.

From here all is ok. I have been able to install Windows 8.1 in the VHDX in the microSD and boot it up,
BUT only once. The microSD is NTFS formated and the partition table is GPT.

To make the VHDX bootable, ONCE, I need to do the following from the non virtual installation:

Attach the VHDX on the microSD (as drive F:)Go to F:\Windows\System32Run "bcdboot F:\windows"Detach the VHDXRestartThe VHDX boot option appears as "Windows 8.1 on volume 9".
After that, the VHDX boots normally, but the next time it will give an error prior the operating system choose screen, telling that some required file is missing or contains errors:

File: \Windows\system32\winload.efiError code: 0xc000000e
After pressing the Windows key to choose another operating system, the VHDXs entry appears as "Windows 8.1 on volumen 7, from Surface.vhdx". This seems OK for me, more than the "volume 9" text, but it is unable to boot and always give
the error regarding the missing file.
Anybody knows what could be the problem?

Best Regards.

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Windows NTFS Compression and Native Boot VHD/ VHDX? Issues or Conflicts?
I am currently cleaning out my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 for a 2 step upgrade > Win 8 > Win 8.1 and then will convert it to VHD.
I have this \Windows\Installer folder that is taking a lot of space and seems to be unused mostly.
Eventually, I wish to clean it out/ delete it or major stuff inside it.
But, till then I was considering "compressing" option it as suggested here instead of delete/ remap right now.
disk space - Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? - Super User
How can I to free up drive space from the Windows installer folder without killing Windows 8.1? - Super User
If I do this right now (during Win 7 > 8 > 8.1) I am wondering this will cause any issues creatingin or running the VHD?
I googled around for VHD and NTFS compression and did not find anything good or bad either way (with exception that Windows XP and VHD had some issues)
Be careful with VHDs and Windows XP Compressed Folders - Ben Armstrong - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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I basically put everything on my laptop to clean out my external drives than made a system image using the windows 8.1 tool thats in the control panel. I had it saved in an external drive and figured all was well in the world. About a week later when I plugged in a usb (which I was just trying to check what was on it) made my entire system crash and I had to reinstall windows and lost everything.

Anyways I figured I still had the system image, which meant there was some hope. But everytime I try to restart and go into the recover from system image option it can't find the image, and than I try browsing to install the driver so it can find it on my external, but it always says it needs to reboot to install the driver so that doesn't seem to be an option. I finally gave up on trying to get a system image open from that and tried some 3rd party software. Acronis to be specific... now that only recognizes VHD and not vhdx..

And yes I made sure my external had no other files on it. I also made sure the pc names and users etc were the same as before. Anyways I came to the point where I figured I should just mount the images so I can view individual files and than just copy them. But with a mounted image its not showing anything, even though the entire thing takes up 60GB. (Which brings me to another question, isn't 60GB awfully small for a backup? Am I panicking for no reason, I read with a few places VHDX makes a dynamic system image of 60gb.. making it seem as if it was normal... Read more

A:System Image Backup in vhdx format on external not working

After you mounted the image, did you assign a letter to it ?

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On my local host machine there is An E Drive with a capacity of 500GB and it contain VHD file for my virtual machine. Now according to the current situation My E drive is about to fill which is now 490 Gb.
One my Virtual Machine my disk size is 900 Gb . Out of 900 Gb 490Gb is full. If i am deleting some files from my virtual machine is not making any difference the size of VHD file on my host computer.
What is the best way to reduce the size of the my VHD file . 

Help will be Appreciated.

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the occurance of this bsod does not seem to correlate to any one program or action. let me know what could be the issue, thank you.

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Getting this BSOD at periodic intervals. Just reinstalled win7 64 yesterday and had 1st crash today.

Typically can happen when I have Media Centre playing live TV and youtube vid running on different monitors. Also had a malware scanner running too.

Suspect things I can think of...:-

1. nforce drivers for n680i SLI. When I run the latest version I get 1 driver which does not install and appears as a warning in reliability monitor.

"Driver Management concluded the process to install driver FileRepository\nvrd64.inf_amd64_neutral_a56766a7fb54f877\nvrd64.inf for Device Instance ID ROOT\NVRAIDSETUP\0000 with the following status: 0xe000020b."

2. Spotted this too (did window optioanl updates today)

"Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: AGEIA PhysX v7.09.13. Product Version: 7.09.13. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: AGEIA Technologies, Inc.. Installation success or error status: 1603."
Any help would be much appreciated been plagued by this for sometime now.

I think that's all is needed? Many thanks.


Quote: Originally Posted by banwell


Getting this BSOD at periodic intervals. Just reinstalled win7 64 yesterday and had 1st crash today.

Typically can happen when I have Media Centre playing live TV and youtube vid running on different monitors. Also had a malware scanner running too.

Suspect things I can think of...:-

1. nforce drivers for n680i SLI. When I run the latest version I get 1 driver which does not install and appears as a warning in reliability monitor.

"Driver Management concluded the process to install driver FileRepository\nvrd64.inf_amd64_neutral_a56766a7fb54f877\nvrd64.inf for Device Instance ID ROOT\NVRAIDSETUP\0000 with the following status: 0xe000020b."

2. Spotted this too (did window optioanl updates today)

"Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: AGEIA PhysX v7.09.13. Product Version: 7.09.13. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: AGEIA Technologies, Inc.. Installation success or error status: 1603."
Any help would be much appreciated been plagued by this for sometime now.

I think that's all is needed? Many thanks.

Unfortunately there are no DMP files included.
try these

If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
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today, when i booted up my laptop,i opened chrome and it crashed giving SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION.
then it rebooted and did this a couple of times more, i did some research and found out that it could be the ram but is it possible that ram suddenly becomes corrupt?

here are the files:


Your BIOS dates from 2011. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).

Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link: Disc-Tools.com
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help

If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Tue Feb 26 12:08:46.200 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\SysnativeBSODApps\022613-22666-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (2 p... Read more

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Hi, ive been having this problem, and since this site helps me alot with malware, spyware removal i decided to join and ask for your helps.

i have a fresh install of windows, but im getting a BSOD.

it says:
Stop: 0x3B

and it says something about ativvaxx.dll
Also, i can't watch youtube videos, when i try i get this BSOD.

But when i boot into safemode, i can watch youtube videos, and the BSOD does not appear.

I have tried to update, uninstall/reinstall drivers, but BSOD is still there.

I even used driver sweeper to make a clean removal.

All my windows updates are up to date aswell.

Although when i play a game there are no problems, just when i watch youtube videos.

I use google chrome, havent tried watching in IE.

i have an HIS 4670. and XP x64

ran memtest for 6+ hours no errors. also did full HDD diagnostic no errors.

any help would be appreciated, thanks.


okay i used this utility http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html from one of the threads here. THANKS!

and this is what it said:

Dump File : Mini062411-01.dmp
Crash Time : 6/24/2011 1:24:57 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff97f`fe8d8031
Parameter 3 : fffffadf`b299d200
Parameter 4 : 00000000`000... Read more


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Hello everybody,

This is my first post so forgive me if it's misplaced.

I have a bit of a problem:

For a friend i orderd and assembled a PC, i've done this before for myself and 2 other friends so i'd like to consider myself "not a complete idiot (some parts are missing)"

Anyways, here's the deal:
Computer components came in and i assembled as it sould, turned the computer on and i had a blank screen telling me he had no input. All the divices looked like they were working but none were.
Sent the Motherboard back and had it replaced with the same motherboard i have, after assembly it turned out the motherboard was not the problem but the processor. So had that one replaced assembled it AGAIN and the computer finally ( after 3 weeks ) booted.
I created a Raid 0 configuration and started to install the computer with only 2gb of Ram in it ( 1x GEIL 2GB DDRII 800 MHZ) this resulted in some wierd things, at first the computer was able to partition the space on the harddrive and after that it started to give blue screens, turned out that one of the harddrives failed and is now underway back to the store (sigh)
So i preceeded installing windows vista 64 bit and after a long whait and one or two blue screens i got it to work, figuring that the automatic updates would take care of the BSOD i had while installing.

I thought wrong: Now i get Blue screens at random, sometimes when i try installing updates and even when i do nothing, i just let the comp... Read more


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Storp Error 0x0000003b

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.

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.
Parameter Description 1 The exception that caused the bug check 2 The address of the exception record for the exception that caused the bug check 3 The address of the context record for the exception that caused the bug check 4 0


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.

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I've been having this error plenty of times and I've tried other solutions I found on here but none of them worked.
I have formated my hard drives several times but I still get the error.
Thanks in advance


Hi -

The bugcheck on the lone dump -

0x50 = invalid memory referenced.

All of these drivers need to be updated as they pre-date Windows 7 RTM -


adp94xx.sys Fri Dec 05 18:54:42 2008 (4939BF42)
adpahci.sys Tue May 01 13:30:09 2007 (46377921)
adpu320.sys Tue Feb 27 19:04:15 2007 (45E4C6FF)
amdsata.sys Tue May 19 13:53:21 2009 (4A12F211)
amdsbs.sys Fri Mar 20 14:36:03 2009 (49C3E213)
arc.sys Thu May 24 17:27:55 2007 (4656035B)
elxstor.sys Tue Feb 03 17:52:11 2009 (4988CA9B)
HpSAMD.sys Mon May 18 19:43:49 2009 (4A11F2B5)
iaStorV.sys Wed Apr 08 12:57:17 2009 (49DCD76D)
iirsp.sys Tue Dec 13 16:47:54 2005 (439F418A)
lsi_fc.sys Tue Dec 09 17:46:09 2008 (493EF531)
lsi_sas.sys Mon May 18 20:20:23 2009 (4A11FB47)
lsi_sas2.sys Mon May 18 20:31:48 2009 (4A11FDF4)
lsi_scsi.sys Thu Apr 16 18:13:50 2009 (49E7AD9E)
megasas.sys Mon May 18 21:09:46 2009 (4A1206DA)
MegaSR.sys Mon May 18 21:25:54 2009 (4A120AA2)
nfrd960.sys Tue Jun 06 17:11:48 2006 (4485EF94)
nvraid.sys Wed May 20 02:39:40 2009 (4A13A5AC)
nvstor.sys Wed May 20 02:45:37 2009 (4A13A711)
ql2300.sys Thu Jan 22 18:05:06 2009 (4978FBA2)
ql40xx.sys Mon May 18 21:18:11 2009 (4A1208D3)
SiSRaid2.sys Wed Sep 24 14:28:20 2008 (48DA86C4)
sisraid4.sys Wed Oct 01 17:56:04 2008 (48E3F1F4)
stexstor.sys Tue Feb 17 18:03:36 2009 (499B4248)
vsmraid.sys Fri Jan 30 20:18:57 2009 (4983A701)

Driver Reference - http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html

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randomly get this error ,,,,,please suggest solution should i just reformat the computer

SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff800`03b8e407 fffff880`0d5dd5e0 00000000`00000000 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+75bc0 NT Kernel & System Microsoft? Windows? Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7601.18409 (win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+75bc0


Hi Frying Pan and welcome to sevenforums, I hope you'll enjoy your stay here!

Could you please follow these steps so that we can help you in the best possible way:

BSOD - Posting Instructions
This will show you how to help provide needed information about your system and dump files. It will not contain any personal or sensitive information about you or your data.

To get better help with your Windows 7 BSOD issue, please follow these steps below.

This site is for Windows 7 only.

for other OS's please use the apropriate site:-

Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 8/8.1 - Windows 8 Forums
Vista - Vista Support Forums

To Use DM Log Collector
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

2. Save the .exe file to your desktop or other convenient location.

3. Double click on the file to run it.

4. If prompted by UAC then, click/tap on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).

5. A command prompt will now open to get the required information from your system, save the information into a YourComputerName-xxxx.zip file on your desktop, and close.

6. When finished with step 5, do either step 7 or 8 below.

7. If You Have Already Started a Thread in "BSOD Help and Support"A) Go back to your original thread that you created for your BSOD issue, edit your existing post or reply with a new post, and go to step 9 below.
8. If You Have Not ... Read more

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HELP!!!! I can't keep the PC turned on for more than 2 minutes at a time!!! I'm so very, very glad this older PC wasn't thrown away yet.
Things were fine on the new PC up until around 2 hours ago (midnight my time). Late in the day yesterday, the PC told me it had to be updated with some stuff. I thought it was odd that it had to close everything I had open. IIRC, it also restarted, but I might be wrong.
Then things were fine until midnight. Now I've got turned off & restarted about 12 times. NO FUN!!!
Any suggestions?


I *may* have found the answer here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_update/systemserviceexception-in-windows-8/85463484-5109-41d6-9930-98b72310a04e?page=6&msgId=3077835d-158b-431d-b6ae-d90e9627f84b&tm=1361120210912
It's on page 4.
However, I'm not finding on the PC where it has an option to cease automatic Windows updates.
And in terms of deleting all previous updates, I've come close. LoL, whenever I get that far, the thing turns off and restarts again. I'll keep you posted....

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I had another BSOD this evening, while the computer was rebooting after a Windows update. My PC spec is as follows:-

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? WINDOWS 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 64 BIT
? What was original installed OS on system? WINDOWS VISTA
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) 4 YEARS
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? YES, I HAVE REINSTALLED IT JUST OVER A WEEK AGO (CLEAN INSTALL).

? CPU INTEL CORE 2 DUO 4600 (2 X 2.4 GHz) 800 MHz FSB / L2 CACHE
? Video Card NVIDIA GeFORCE 8500 GT
? MotherBoard ASUSTEK P5VD2 - VM
? Power Supply - brand & wattage FSP GROUP ATX450PNF 450 WATTS (500 WATTS PEAK)
? System Manufacturer PC SPECIALIST
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) CUSTOM BUILT

The latest BSOD file from BlueScreenView states this:-
Dump File : 081611-96049-01.dmp
Crash Time : 16/08/2011 18:34:53
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`02b78b77
Parameter 3 : fffff880`07d69de0
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7cc40
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1... Read more


The only other thing I have done this evening is update to Firefox 6. One other thing: the report says I do not have an antivirus program installed (at least, I think that's what I saw in one of the reports), but I do. It's Kaspersky Internet Security 2012.

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Hello,i am new to this site so i would like to know where to post my problem,its related to a blue screen that appears for some time now.Thanks in advance.


Hi omv83, welcome to the forums.

The Crashes and Debugging forum can help:

Crashes and Debugging - Windows 7 Forums

Here is the expected method for posting BSODs (if you have questions on the process, Crashes & Debugging can help you with that to):


Good luck!


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I've got a a custom-built computer, assembled from scratch, by a reasonably hardware-savvy person and it's been going fine for about half a year at least but recently some problems started popping up..

Idiot I am, I installed an update checker for the purpose of, well, checking for updates that my computer needed (this might not be related but just the problem started right after that so I may as well). I got it from filehippo.com (just check the download on the very top right that says "download our FREE update checker") and I installed it, updated a few programs, antivirus scanners, drivers, ect ect and went to bed.

The morning after, I started the computer and it reached the desktop before a blue screen quickly flashed on (it barely lasted half a second so I never knew what it said) and the computer restarted. Thinking it restarted because it was gonna solve the problem itself, I let it restart... again and again and again, all ending in the same routine of reaching the desktop before blue screening and restarting all over again.

Now a friend of mine (the same person to build the computer, coincidentally) guided me through steps to start up in Safe Mode and stuff like that, he suggested I check the computer's processes in case I had a virus and one of the processes came up blank in name and description so he told me to get rid of it. Lo and behold I did and the computer started up like normal (I got rid of the update checker I'd installed... Read more


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I recently built a new pc and installed 8.1. But i've been getting infrequent bdsod's with the code System_Service_Exception. I've installed all of the latest drivers as part of the new build with the only exception being the drivers for my Plantronic Gamecom 780 headphones with Plantronics unable to produce a windows 8 driver for them. However other than this I don't know of anything that would be causing the bsod's. Please find attached the system dump's etc as part of the forum requirements.


Which Corsair tools do you have installed? Some are known to cause BSOD's
Please uninstall the Corsair Link software as it's driver dates from 2008.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

AsUpIO.sys Mon Aug 2 22:47:59 2010 (4C57835F)
ASUS hardware monitoring software related

FireStorm.sys Wed Oct 6 12:14:37 2010 (4CACA06D)
ZOTAC FireStorm - ZOTAC FireStorm: ZOTAC - It's time to play!
FireStorm.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

ASUSFILTER.sys Tue Sep 20 11:46:33 2011 (4E78B559)
ASUS USB Hub filter driver

If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please:
- run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings
- run these free diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Sun Oct 27 17:16:59.185 2013 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\102713-7156-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 ... Read more

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Today I got several messages saying my computer had run into a problem & had to shut down.
In a bluish message.
I assume that is a bsod since I never got a message like that before.

I did some research & did the Memory test.
No problems found.
Ram seems OK.

I did shut off Avast & now just use Norton & have not gotten the message again.

I have attached the zip from the 7 forums Tool.
I hope I renamed it correctly.

Would you be needing the CBS log ?

Thanks for your assistance.


If you were using Avast and Norton at the same time - that could very likely have caused the crashes. Only use one anti-virus and one firewall at the same time.

A lot of antivirus/firewall stuff in the memory dump. This is suggestive of a problem with competing antivirus/firewall applications. Remove all but one antivirus and all but one firewall (double check the Windows Firewall also).

Avast shows up in the raw stack text, so that's another suggestion that the multiple antivirus programs may be causing your problems.

Outdated components from most of the antivirus programs. Whichever one you choose to leave on the system - make sure that you update it to the latest available, Win8 compatible version.
The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Mon Feb 25 12:47:41.507 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\SysnativeBSODApps\022513-32510-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9200.16496.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130108-1504
System Uptime:0 days 0:11:44.775
Probably caused by :win32k.sys ( win32k!SURFACE::bDeleteSurface+5b6 )
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, a3d3f000, fffff8801cdf3fc0, 0}
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: 00000000a3d3f000, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff8801cdf3fc0, Address of the context record for the exception that caused... Read more

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Hey I have recently been having problems with my Windows 7 x64.

When playing games and then Alt-Tabbing I get SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION BSOD. Memory comes out fine running memtest86 and this has only started really happening with my new Windows 7 installation.

I reinstalled Windows 7 about 2 months ago and this copy is the same as my last one.

This is a proper MSDN copy of Windows 7 Professional x64.

All help is appreciated.

edit: Just to clear, I am overclocked but I don't think this is as issue as I have been overclocked for a long time and it happens whether I'm overclocked or not.


First of all, remove all unnecessary hardware devices from the computer, try entering Windows safe mode to test whether it is a third-party software/hardware compatibility issue. If so, please download and run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to check the reason for the issue. If the issue is caused by some incompatible driver, you might go to Device Manager, right click your hardware device in the list and select Update Driver Software; then click Search automatically for updated driver software. Otherwise, you can run the game .exe file as Administrator or directly contact its own support to solve hte problem in timely manner.

If you still get the BSOD error after installing the latest driver, please understand that Windows system uses separated user mode and kernel mode memory space, stop errors are always caused by kernel portion components, such as a hardware device, third-party drivers, backup software or anti-virus services (buggy services).

The system goes to a blue screen because there is some exceptions happened in the kernel (either the device driver errors or the service errors), and Windows implements this mechanism: When it detects some errors occur in the kernel, it will kill the box in case some more severe damage happens. Then we get a blue screen or the system reboots (it depends on what the system settings are).

To troubleshoot this kind of kernel crash issue, we need to debug the crashed system dump. Unfortunately, debugging is beyond what we can do in the ... Read more

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Looking for help in my bsods, will check again the thread tomorrow.

Got System_Service_Exception, got 4 of them today, and one from wednesday.
Added the file, you might also be interested in another problem as i am not sure if it is related.

Laptop, default gateway drops

Due to my previous problem i have been thinking about reinstalling windows, though not convinced yet. I hope you are able to get me to a more polite solution, although it would be a clean version and tackling down issues could be easier. My networkcard can be broken.

Thanks for your help!

Kinds regards,


Hello Robbert mate am not that good with dump files as such but if you are thinking malware again try these and include the sfc and chkdsk if not done.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary




download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

On the install you would be better off using this as you will get rid of any bloatware

Just make sure you download the right version see pic

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Hi dear bughunting-geniusses,

two weeks ago I had to switch HDDs in my laptop for there where some S.M.A.R.T Errors and i figured I'd do me a favor before seriously losing data.

I switched to:

1 Samsung MLC 128GB SSD (System)
1 Seagate Momentus 500GB (Data)

I took the opportunity to also upgrade OS (or more exactly... installed completely new on the new disk... so no update, but clean install).

I moved from Vista X64 to now Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Everything went fine until the BODs started.... They occur absolutetly random. Sometimes twice-three times a day... sometimes only every other day.

Mostly (99% of them) the error code is 0x3b (SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION) but once it was a 0x24 and once it was a 0x7e error code.

The Bluescreens appear sometimes while viewing an email, sometimes while browsing, sometimes while shutting down the laptop anyway.

I feel really helpless... altough I'm a softwaredeveloper I feel like a complete idiot when it comes to such low-level-issues.

I really appreciate your help, please ask away for any additional information i should provide.

Attached you will find a zip of my Minidump folder, although I can't really read anything out of it, I figured you guys might...

Thanks a lot for any assistance!

Kind regards,


Try downloading this freeware utility thay reads the .dmp files in redable format

BlueScreenView v1.15

BlueScreenView Features
Automatically scans your current minidump folder and displays the list of all crash dumps, including crash dump date/time and crash details.
Allows you to view a blue screen which is very similar to the one that Windows displayed during the crash.
BlueScreenView enumerates the memory addresses inside the stack of the crash, and find all drivers/modules that might be involved in the crash.
BlueScreenView also allows you to work with another instance of Windows, simply by choosing the right minidump folder (In Advanced Options).
BlueScreenView automatically locate the drivers appeared in the crash dump, and extract their version resource information, including product name, file version, company, and file description.

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