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#1 bishop743

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 04:48 PM

Recently I've started getting "0x0000008E" stop errors in Windows XP Professional. The file that the stop error identifies is "win32k.sys". The error comes up at random times. Does anyone have any idea as to what could be causing this error and how I could go about stopping it?

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 04:57 PM

See if this helps:
"Stop 0x0000008E" Error Message
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for that information. From what I gathered from reading a lot of those pages, upgrading to SP2 would help to fix this error I'm getting? I would have already upgraded but I've just been hestitant to do so. However, if it would fix the problem, I would surely upgrade.

Also, several pages talk about a hotfix but none give a link to download it. Do you know where I might be able to download this hotfix instead of going ahead and moving to SP2? If not, I'll just install SP2.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 06:53 PM

This error is usually a bad driver. First thing I would check would be your Device Manager (Click Start-->Run, then type sysdm.cpl , then click Hardware, then Device Manager). Make sure to click "Show Hidden Devices" and look for any Yellow Marked Devices. If there are none, then the easiest thing to do, would be a Repair Install. There are a few other options, but a bit more complex.
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:23 PM

bishop743,

Looks like your going to get XP2 whether you want it, or not.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Service Pack 2
Why are Windows people calling April 12 Update-Crash Day?
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 11:32 PM

windowsxp550 : Thanks for that information. There were no devices marked in yellow, though. So, I'll probably install SP2 first to see if that works. If that fails, I'll give the repair install a shot.

tg1911 : Man, that really sucks. Forcing people to install stuff on their computer is just plain wrong. No wonder only 24% have upgraded to SP2. If Microsoft keeps this up, I'll be moving to Linux very soon.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 11:48 PM

That's sounding better and better every day. :thumbsup:
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