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Error message: "Stop error code 0x0000007e (SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)"

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

When you remove an adapter that is connected to an EMC Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) device (for example, an EMC Clariion CX200 device) and you do not notify Windows Server 2003 (this is also referred to as a "surprise removal"), you may experience any of the following symptoms:
  • Your computer automatically restarts.
  • After you log on, you receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Windows
    The system has recovered from a serious error.
    A log of this error has been created.
    Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
    We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve Microsoft Windows. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.
    To see what data this error report contains, click here.
    If the error message still appears and if you want to see the data that the error report contains, click the click here link at the bottom of the message box. You then see error signature information that may be similar to the following data:
    BCCode : 0000007e BCP1 : c0000005 BCP2 : f72ddc76  BCP3 :  f791e920 BCP4 :  f791e570 OSVer :  5_2_3718 SP : 0_0 Product :  272_3
  • You receive the following "Stop" error message:
    A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer...
    Technical information:

    *** STOP: 0x0000007e (0xc0000005, 0xf72ddc76, 0xf791e920, 0xf791e570)
  • When you view the system log in Event Viewer, you may notice an event ID 1003 entry that contains information that is similar to the following information
    Date: date
    Source: System
    ErrorTime: time
    Category: (102)
    Type: Error
    Event ID: 1003
    User: N/A
    Computer: COMPUTER
    Description:Error code 0000007e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 f72ddc76, parameter3 f791e920, parameter4 f791e570. For more information, see Help and Support Center at 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code0018: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 35 00000 7e0020: 30 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 0 Param0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 66 66 eters ff0030: 66 66 66 66 64 31 2c


  • The symptoms of a Stop error vary according to your computer's system failure options. For additional information about how to configure system failure options, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    307973 Configure System Failure and Recovery Options in Windows
  • The four parameters that are included in the error signature information (BCP x) and inside the parentheses (") of the technical information for the Stop error may vary according to the computer configuration.
  • Not all Stop 0x0000007e errors are caused by the problem that is described in this article.
This problem may occur if RaidUnitFreeResources passes a bad pointer as the first argument to RaidDmaFreeCommonBuffer.

Hotfix Information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the 838894 package now.
DownloadDownload the 838894 64-bit package now.

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
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Article ID: 820362 - Last Review: 01/30/2012 22:55:00 - Revision: 14.0

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