Part 1: Got Stack? No. We ran out of Kernel Mode Stack and kv won’t tell me why!

My name is Ryan Mangipano (ryanman) and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft.  This two part blog will consist of a complete walkthrough of a bugcheck that occurred due to an overflowed stack condition. What is unique about this situation is the stack backtrace wasn’t being displayed.  As we proceed with the…

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How to Track Leaky Pool

Today I want to talk about tracking down leaking pool. Back with Server 2003 and before, leaking pool was a major issue because it was a limited resource. In Vista and beyond, it isn’t as much of an issue since pool is allocated dynamically, but it can still cause system performance issues if a component uses too…

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System Won’t Power Down

Hi All. Recently I had a Windows 2000 case where the machine wouldn’t shut down. After initiating the shutdown process, we saw the user get logged off, and on the console we watched the services shut down. The final “Windows is shutting down…” message was displayed on the screen, and then the screen would go…

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