"KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR" & "one of your disks needs to be checked" errors

Posted on 2007-07-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have a 500GB drive with 2 partitions: F is 10 GB and contains nothing but the paging file; G contains all of my backups from my primary drive. Since creating the paging file partition, every time I restart I get a blue page error saying that "one of your disks needs to be checked...". It references only drive F. After checking the disk, it reports no errors. Sometimes, the computer shuts down with a "KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR", then "Stop: 0x00000077". The parameters indicate "bad blocks on the hard disk."

Chkdsk indicates no problems.
Memtest shows no problems with memory.
Norton;s CheckIt indicates no problems with memory or the hard drives.

Where do I go from here?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Question by:bob32256
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    Have you gone through following?
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    Expert Comment

    Download and run "HDD Regenerator' and "SpinRite" and check your HDD for any bad blocks.

    For more info visit:

    HDD Regenerator:

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    You did not mention what brand this disk is. I would suggest downloading the original manufacturer's disk test utility and running that.

    For example, if this is a Western Digital disk, try the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic:

    I've sometimes seen those show subtle problems that are missed by other tests.
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    Sorry for the delay - I work away from home most of the time.

    The drive is a Western Digital. I downloaded and used the WD Diagnostics program - used the long, extended test. It showed no problem with the drive.

    I have had more of the KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR. According to the MS troubleshooting webpage for that error, the parameter indicates:

    0xC0000185, or STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR: improper termination or defective cabling of SCSI-based devices, or two devices attempting to use the same IRQ

    I still get the "one of your disks needs to be checked' error each time I restart - but always for logical drive F, never for drive G which is on the same physical disk.

    Any more thoughts?
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    FYI - I merged partitions F & G, moving the paging file to G. I have had no errors since.

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