0xC0000005 kmode exception in win32k.sys
Posted on 2004-09-23
Machine: IBM 4500R Intel with IBM Serveraid controller, using latest IBM drivers.
OS: NT 4.0 patched to 4
Problem: BSOD during OS loading, specifically as the Windows splash bitmap is loading
Error: See title, 0x0000001e (0xc0000005,0xa003088d,0x00000000,0x00000004)
Does a dump which I cannot locate on the boot volume later.
Repair option from Winnt CD will not work; altho the controller driver loads correctly, the Ui reports that no drives are found.
Almost all services are stopped, including embedded S3 video controller (using vga only);
Almost all drivers disabled with no change in behaviour.
replaced win32k.sys, checked for viruses, trojans. Removed PCAnywhere.
Disabled the embedded video system and tried a Matrox PCI video adapter; no change.
I can boot and mount all volumes with XP (ERC Commander 2003), and have manually removed all registry entries relating to PCAnywhere. Server is a MSSQL server 7 host.
No change in any of the BSOD entries; last driver listed is (now) vga.sys (was the S3 before).
Hunted everywhere for 0xc0000005 but no dice.