How to fix the STOP: 0x0000002E or Stop 0x2E or DATA_BUS_ERROR

Stop errors (blue screen) in Windows

Stop errors (also called blue screen errors or blue screen of death errors) are the most severe errors Windows can encounter. They occur if a serious problem causes your Windows system to shut down or restart unexpectedly. You might see a message that says "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer".

These errors can be caused by both hardware and software issues, and it can be difficult to troubleshoot the problem. In reality, the most common cause of blue screen errors is a device driver problem. Outdated, incorrect or corrupt drivers can cause the system to encounter a Stop error. You can use a driver update program to check, find, download and update all device drivers automatically.

The following tools and methods can also help you get Windows up and running again.

What is the DATA BUS ERROR

The DATA_BUS_ERROR bug check has a value of 0x0000002E. This typically indicates that a parity error in system memory has been detected.

The cause is typically failed or defective RAM (including motherboard, Level 2 (L2) cache, or video memory), incompatible or mismatched memory hardware, or a device driver attempting to access an address in the 0x8xxxxxxx range that does not exist (meaning that it does not map to a physical address). This error can also indicate hard disk damage caused by viruses or other problems.


The following suggestions can help you resolve the DATA BUS ERROR:

DATA_BUS_ERROR is typically the result of defective, malfunctioning, or failed memory hardware, such as memory modules, L2 SRAM cache, or video adapter RAM. If you added new hardware recently, remove the hardware and replace it to determine whether it is causing or contributing to the problem. Run Windows Memory Diagnostics to determine whether the feature has failed.

Drivers or system services:
This Stop error can also occur after you install faulty drivers or system services. If a driver file name is given, you need to disable, remove, or roll back that driver. If not, disable the recently installed service or application to determine whether this resolves the error. If this does not resolve the problem, contact the hardware manufacturer for updates. Using updated drivers and software is especially important for backup programs, multimedia applications, antivirus scanners, DVD playback, and CD mastering tools.

In most cases the DATA BUS ERROR can be solved by updating the drivers for the device causing the error. Also make sure you update your Windows and antivirus software, as some of these errors are not caused by hardware, but software problems. You can use the Windows device manager to uninstall any currently installed driver for the device and reinstall the latest driver. When you reboot your PC after uninstalling the drivers, Windows will detect the new hardware, which allows you to install manually the latest drivers for the device.

If you do not have the drivers for the device in error, or are not comfortable in using the Windows device manager, you can also use a driver update program to find, download and update all device drivers for you. Driver update software will accurately identify your hardware, including the device in error, and automatically install the latest drivers for it. This can solve easily DATA BUS ERROR problems.

Hard disk:
DATA_BUS_ERROR can also be caused by hard disk corruption. Check hard disk integrity to determine whether it is causing or contributing to the problem.


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