Stop error message when a Windows Server 2008-based computer randomly restarts: "0x000000BE ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY"

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Error description

A Windows Server 2008-based server may randomly restart. When this problem occurs, you receive a Stop error message that resembles the following message:
STOP 0x000000BE ( parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4 )
ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY
Notes
  • The parameters in this Stop error message may vary, depending on the configuration of the computer.
  • Not all 0x000000BE Stop error messages are caused by this problem.
This article helps you fix the problem.

Cause

This problem occurs because Windows Server 2008 does not correctly synchronize memory protection changes when the system writes registry hive files.

Workaround

To have us work around this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you would rather work around this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me

To work around this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.

Fix this problem
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Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Let me fix it myself

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Configuration Manager\
  3. In the details pane, right-click ProtectedStorage, and then click Modify.

    Note If the ProtectedStorage registry entry does not exist, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    2. Type ProtectedStorage, and then press ENTER.
  4. In the Base box, click Decimal, type 0 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  5. Exit Registry Editor.
  6. Restart the computer.

Did this fix the problem?

If this problem does not occur again, you are finished with this article. If this problem occurs again, you can contact support.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 959056 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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