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The drive extender component has...

STOP: 0x00000134

 
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The Drive Extended Component, first offered on Windows Home Server (WHS), allows the attachment of additional external hard drives to transparently enlarge the primary drive (rather than create a new drive letter). In this case, the driver to support this and/or the external drive has failed. As of this writing the feature is unique to WHS.

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.

 
   
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A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

The drive extender component has experienced a severe internal error.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x00000134

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
assistance.

 
 
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  The drive extender component has experienced a severe internal error. 

Stop Code
  0x00000134 

Type
  Fatal 

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  7, 8

Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation
 
   
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Get the Latest Updates
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Install the latest Windows software updates. Don't forget to check for non-critical updates too!

To manually get updates, open Internet Explorer (you can't use a non-Microsoft browser for updates).

For IE 8 and later: Click on Safety, then Windows Update. Follow the instructions.


 

For IE 7 and older: Click on Tools, then Windows Update. Follow the instructions.


 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 5-Oct-2008
 
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Check Hard Disk and Cables
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If you had changed, added or removed hard drives, or changed or removed drive cabling, likely something is wrong. Recheck that the drives are properly installed and the cabling has not changed. Switching cables to different motherboard connectors or changing the master/slave drive jumpers (on old ATA drives) can cause this problem. In some systems, the cables were not plugged into the drive or motherboard securely and may have worked loose. Reseat all drive connectors.

It's also possible a hard drive is failing. Use a system diagnostic to validate the drive or swap to another hard disk.

Several software products that offer disk diagnostics includes Fix-It Utilities Professional and SystemSuite Professional. Other diagnostic products include Eurosoft's PC Check and Iolo's System Mechanic.

 
   
 
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Replace Defective Hard Drive
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If you are unsure the hard drive has failed, check that the power and data cables are securely connected to both the drive and the motherboard. You might also swap the cables out with known good cables.

If everything else checks out, then you will need to replace the defective hard drive.

 
   
 
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Also see our list of common Fatal Error Solutions.

 
 
 
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