"0xc000000E" Stop error when a disk is suddenly removed from the PnP service in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Essentials

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows RT, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012.
  • You disconnect a Plug and Play (PnP) disk from the computer. Or, a network issue causes a PnP disk to be removed from the computer suddenly.
In this scenario, you receive a Stop error message that resembles the following:
STOP: 0xC000000E (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)

Notes 
  • The 0xC000000E error indicates a STATUS_NO_SUCH_DEVICE issue.
  • The parameters in this Stop error message vary, depending on the configuration of the computer.
  • Not all "0xC000000E" Stop errors are caused by this issue.
Additionally, when you view the System log in Event Viewer, no event log indicates that the disk has disappeared.

Note After you install this update, an error 157 is logged if a disk is surprise removed in order to aid troubleshooting. Without this update, the disk can be removed with no notification. For more information, go to this MSDN blog entry.

Cause


This issue occurs because the system starts a PnP defense mechanism to protect the system data.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, install update 2955163. For more information about how to obtain update 2955163, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:  
 2955163  Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: May 2014

Status


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

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:  
824684  Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates