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Published on 02.04.10 by Brent Trahan

Troubleshooting a Stop 0x2E or DATA_BUS_ERROR

Learn how to troubleshoot the Stop 0x2E or DATA_BUS_ERROR Stop Error (BSOD) in Windows 7.

What caused the error?

A system memory parity error in the computer’s L2 Cache, video memory, or system memory (RAM) caused this Stop message.  This could also be caused by a damaged hard drive from a virus or other problems.

How do I fix it?

  • Try checking the RAM for errors.  If you recently installed a new video card, it’s memory might be defective.  The processors L2 cache might also be going bad.
  • This error can also be caused by faulty drivers or system services.  Try rolling back or uninstalling any drivers you might have recently installed.  If you recently installed any system services, try uninstalling them.
  • Try checking your hard drive for errors.
  • This error may also be caused by cracks, scratched traces, or defective features on the motherboard.

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