Stop error when multiple third-party network drivers are installed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista: "0x0000007F" or "0x0000008E"

Applies to: Windows Vista BusinessWindows Vista EnterpriseWindows Vista Ultimate

Symptoms


On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, the system generates one of the following stop error codes and then restarts:
0x0000007F (UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP)
0x0000008E (KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)
This problem typically occurs when multiple third-party network drivers are installed on the computer. For example, this problem may occur when the following drivers are installed:
  • VPN client drivers
  • Firewall drivers
  • Modem/ISDN drivers
  • Other network security filter drivers

Cause


This problem occurs because the Ndis.sys driver uses too much stack space in combination with several third-party network drivers. In this situation, a stack overflow occurs.

Resolution


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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Prerequisites


To apply this hotfix on a computer that is running Windows Vista, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Vista SP2 installed.

No prerequisites are required for Windows Server 2008-based computers.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are
listed separately
. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 RTM and of Windows Vista SP1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ndis.sys6.0.6001.22435526,42418-May-200922:27x86SP1
Ndismigplugin.dll6.0.6001.22435129,02418-May-200913:51x86SP1
Ndistrace.mofNot Applicable4,54801-Apr-200919:00Not ApplicableSP1
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2 and of Windows Vista SP2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ndis.sys6.0.6002.22138526,40818-May-200922:12x86SP2
Ndismigplugin.dll6.0.6002.22138129,02418-May-200911:48x86SP2
Ndistrace.mofNot Applicable4,54803-Apr-200921:01Not ApplicableSP2
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 RTM and of Windows Vista SP1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ndis.sys6.0.6001.22435733,25619-May-200901:27x64SP1
Ndismigplugin.dll6.0.6001.22435137,21618-May-200914:06x64SP1
Ndistrace.mofNot Applicable4,54801-Apr-200916:10Not ApplicableSP1
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2 and of Windows Vista SP2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ndis.sys6.0.6002.22138736,82419-May-200901:08x64SP2
Ndismigplugin.dll6.0.6002.22138137,21618-May-200913:46x64SP2
Ndistrace.mofNot Applicable4,54803-Apr-200920:48Not ApplicableSP2
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 RTM
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ndis.sys6.0.6001.224351,644,10419-May-200901:10IA-64SP1
Ndismigplugin.dll6.0.6001.22435314,36818-May-200913:41IA-64SP1
Ndistrace.mofNot Applicable4,54801-Apr-200916:10Not ApplicableSP1
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ndis.sys6.0.6002.221381,644,10419-May-200900:42IA-64SP2
Ndismigplugin.dll6.0.6002.22138314,36818-May-200913:37IA-64SP2
Ndistrace.mofNot Applicable4,54803-Apr-200920:48Not ApplicableSP2

Workaround


To work around this problem, uninstall the third-party networking drivers.

Status


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