My first Vista bluescreen!

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 signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.5536.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: 950A0000
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_5536
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

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
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
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!

Take care,


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