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Published on 02.04.10 by Brent Trahan

Troubleshooting a Stop 0xEA or THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER

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

What caused the error?

A Stop 0xEA message happens when a driver causes the system to pause indefinitely. ┬áThis is usually caused by a video driver that’s waiting for the video hardware to enter into an idle state.

How do I fix it?

  • If you recently installed a new video card, it might be damaged.
  • Try updating or rolling back your video card’s drivers.
  • Make sure any backup programs, multimedia applications, antivirus software, DVD playback software, or CD mastering tools are up-to-date and compatible with Windows 7.

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