This issue concerns running VMware Workstation 5.5.4 on a Windows XP Pro SP2 host (fully updated) and what were infrequent, but are now constant BSODs with instant host restarts, at any time I'm trying to use the VMware program. It has got to the point where I will crash this system while running VMware WS everytime, maybe after a few minutes, maybe I get half an hour. I could be creating a VM or just using one, I can't define a common point though.
However the system error is always the same ie. Category 102 Event ID 1003 ...
Error code 10000050, parameter1 80000005, parameter2 00000001, parameter3 8056f346, parameter4 00000000.
There have been various documentings of this particular system error both here on EE and in the Microsoft KB but my knowledge and understanding of these issues is not good. I have used Dumpchk to look at minidumps of these errors but I don't really know how to analyze them, please could anyone shed some light on this for me ?
I have posted my 3 latest minidumps (zipped) at :
... if anyone would be kind enough to take a look and maybe help pinpoint the culprit. I suspect a device driver because a) I have thrashed the RAM with memtest86 and prime 95 to no detrimental effect and b) it is very hard to believe that a product like VMware WS would be wholly responsible for an issue like this.
thanks in great hope because this has become maddening !