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STOP Errors are usually the result of a hardware malfunction or device driver issue. It is also possible to receive a Blue Screen Error due to bad system memory, malfunctioning power supply, components overheating, or hardware overclocked beyond its specification. In older versions of the Windows OS you may also receive Blue Screen Errors due to incompatible DLL files.

Since the only option when receiving a Blue Screen Error is to reboot, any unsaved data is lost. With that in mind, it is very important to eliminate these errors to protect your data.

Basic Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting STOP Errors can be a difficult and time consuming process. Try these basic steps to fix your own Blue Scree Error. We hope it will help you avoid an expensive service call and provide a rewarding experience of solving the problem on your own.

Advanced Troubleshooting

The following details are for advanced users. These are provided for your convenience and may help those with advanced knowledge discover the root cause of their STOP Error.


The DRIVER_CORRUPTED_SYSPTES stop error code has a value of 0x000000DB. This indicates that an attempt was made to touch memory at an invalid IRQL, probably due to corruption of system PTEs.


The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

1Memory referenced
30: Read

1: Write

4Address in code which referenced memory


A driver tried to access pageable (or completely invalid) memory at too high of an IRQL. This stop error code is almost always caused by drivers that have corrupted system PTEs.

Resolving the Problem

If this stop error code occurs, the culprit can be detected by editing the registry. In the \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management registry key, create or edit the TrackPtes value, and set it equal to DWORD 3. Then reboot. The system will then save stack traces, and if the driver commits the same error, the system will issue stop error code 0xDA (SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE). Then the stack trace will identify the driver that caused the error.

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