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An attempt was made to write to read-only...
A device driver has a bug. In some cases the faulting driver's name will appear in the message.
Some older versions of Windows may show the description as "ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY".
This is a fatal Windows error, typically called a Stop message, Bug Check, or more commonly the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). The system is in a forced reboot state. Any unsaved work is likely lost.
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
An attempt was made to write to read-only memory.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
*** STOP: 0x000000BE
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
Text may appear differently depending on where the error occurs.
Additional technical information (hex values) specific to a machine are not shown.
Check if this software bug applies to your system:
This error can occur when using the Xircom Rex 6000 with a USB Cradle with an older driver or if the driver is not compatible with your version of Windows. Check at for the latest driver at Intel (Microsoft article 299371).
FaultWire Staff Posted: 5-Oct-2008
Get the Latest Drivers
Check if you are using the latest hardware drivers, especially the chipset and video drivers. Older drivers are a common contributor to BSoD issues.
You can use a product like Driver Genius or Radar Sync to verify you have the latest drivers and help keep all your drivers up-to-date. If you're comfortable with driver installations, you can individually find and install current drivers.
While BSoD fatal stop errors are identified by Microsoft Windows, they are often caused by
non-Microsoft applications, drivers and hardware issues.
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