My first Vista bluescreen!Posted: August 31, 2006
When I was running Vista in Virtual Server through remote desktop, I watched Explorer crawl and die. Then Inoted a blue screen showing in the thumbnail.
By the time I got to the remote console to see what was happening, Vista had rebooted already, and the event viewer and dialog on login said, yes, it bluescreened!
From the dialog:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.55184.108.40.206.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_0_5536
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
The entry in the event viewer had an interesting item. Note the fault bucket line:
Log Name: Application
Source: Windows Error Reporting
Date: 8/31/2006 1:20:39 PM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Fault bucket 0x50_nt!MiMakeSystemAddressValidPfn+26, type 0
Event Name: BlueScreen
Running the debugger and doing "!analyze -v" didn’t help; Vista symbols don’t seem to be in the main symbol repository yet, though as you can see from the fault bucket info, Vista gets its symbols from somewhere.
It’s a bit (read: a lot) technical but perhaps I can put that fault bucket info into a search engine without running the debug tools like I do now.
Anyway, the error (0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA) suggests corrupt hardware, according to Microsoft. I’m not sure how this applies since I’m running Vista in a VM, but I did scan the virtual drive from within Vista for errors.
In the meantime, wouldn’t this dialog be better? I think so!