Stop 0x19 in a Large Pool Allocation

Hello all, Scott Olson here again to share another interesting issue I recently debugged with pool corruption and found that using special pool does not work with large pool allocations (pool allocations greater than a PAGE_SIZE).   Here is an example of a valid large page allocation. Notice the size is 0x1fb0 and a PAGE_SIZE…

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Corrupt Page Table Pages Caught in the MDL

Hello all, Scott Olson here again to share another interesting issue I worked on a while back.  The issue was that after upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 2 the system would experience random bug checks with memory corruption.  Interestingly, there was a very specific pattern to the corruption – it looked like a PFN…

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Hardware bitflipping

Hello all; my name is Scott Olson and I work as an Escalation Engineer for Microsoft Global Escalation Services team in Platforms support, and I wanted to share an interesting problem that came up recently. A co-worker was running Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on their home machine and ran into a problem where the system…

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