Server 2008 Blue Screen

Posted on 2012-09-19
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-10-08
Hello Experts,

The past month or so, my server has been shutting down unexpectedly every 5 - 7 days. The only thing I did was add a new role (VPN) about a month ago.

Mini Dump is attached. Any ideas?
Question by:triphen
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aadi369 earned 501 total points
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Install windbg tool on the server. Its a Debugging Tools for Windows to analyze mini dump.

It will show u the cause of actual file, which is responsible for the same.

It may be related to your system files, which need to update accordingly.

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ID: 38419200
I tried to download this tool, but I cant find the actual utility. All I see are downloads that are 1GB in size that for WDK and SDK. Can you provide me a direct link?

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ID: 38425718
Anybody out there that can shed some light on this error?
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by:Rob Miners
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Probably caused by : wininit.exe

Check out this link it may help  0x000000F4

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So my wininit.exe is corrupt?

The link says to check my hard drive, cables, and drivers. All are good.

Any other ideas?
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by:Rob Miners
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I haven't experienced this exact problem before but something is corrupting wininit.exe. I can only suggest these steps to start with and you can ignore anything you may have already tried.

Run Driver Verifier with Special Pool enabled. Enabling Verifier should crash your system and then point to the faulty driver that is causing problems. Create a system restore point and backup any important Data before proceeding.

Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users


How to Use Driver Verifier to Troubleshoot Windows Drivers


You can test the memory by running this application.


If Memory problems are found, try re-seating the Memory Module. If it doesn't work, replace the defective Memory Module.

You can download ImgBurn to burn the ISO to DVD

The best way to test a Hard drive is to use the manufacturers testing tools.

Major Hard drive manufacturers :

Hitachi / IBM
Fujitsu / Toshiba
Seagate / Samsung
Western Digital

If you are unsure of the Make and Model Number of your Hard Drive use the following utility to find that information.

wmic diskdrive get manufacturer, model, description

Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering.


Some further reading

Malware Fighting – Best Practices)

Also check Event Viewer at the time it crashes.

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