My Continuing Story of 64-bit Vista

As I reported here, I got all my applications moved over (except for MOA 2007 and since then, MOA 2008).

We determined that the MOA installation issue revolves around the aborted SQL Express 2005 installation that MOA 2007 attempted to do. If you make this move, I recommend that you install SQL x64 BEFORE you attempt to install MOA, use the Advanced installation option, and point MOA to your pre-installed copy.

If you do this, you should be fine.

As you probably know (I blogged about it here), Windows Vista service pack 1 recently released. I installed it and I've been very happy with it.

Today, however, I received my first EVER BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) from Vista. This was the BSOD:

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
  Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode: da
  BCP1: 0000000000000103
  BCP2: FFFFFA600A722000
  BCP3: 000000005F786D56
  BCP4: 000000000000000A
  OS Version: 6_0_6001
  Service Pack: 1_0
  Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini022108-01.dmp
  C:\Windows\Temp\WER-36660-0.sysdata.xml
  C:\Windows\Temp\WEREACB.tmp.version.txt

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I was shocked, to say the least. Googling around for this BSOD 0x000000DA (SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE) indicates that in earlier versions of the Operating System, this could happen when you have TrackPTEs turned on, and a driver dereferenced a bad memory block. Well, Vista doesn't have that registry value.

And none of the 3 files referenced in the BSOD actually exist! (They may have been removed when Vista reported the problem to Microsoft - I'm not sure about that.)

I'm guessing this has something to do with having more than 3.5 GB of RAM with an nVIDIA graphics card, based also on Google searches. Since my install is fresh, I'm pretty sure I'm running the latest nVIDIA drivers; but I'm going through the 40.5 MB download again, just in case a bit was corrupt or something (I have no clue).

Published Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:13 AM by michael
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# Vista x64 Server Execution Failed

As I wrote earlier, in My Continuing Story of 64-Bit Vista , I've been very happy with Vista x64