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Published on 09.30.08 by Brent Trahan

Stop 0xCE or DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT CANCELLING_PENDING_OPERATIONS

How-to troubleshoot the Stop Message: Stop 0xCE or DRIVER UNLOADED WITHOUT CANCELLING PENDING OPERATIONS.

This error indicates that a driver failed to cancel a pending operation before exiting.

Resolving the Problem

Before you can fix this problem you need to figure out what caused it. Did you recently install new software or hardware? This will help out a lot when troubleshooting the problem.

  1. If you recently installed a new driver, uninstall it. If you recently updated a driver, try rolling it back to a previous working version.
  2. If you or software you installed recently installed a system service, try disabling or uninstalling the service.

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  1. MARSHAL says:

    In my attempt to upgrade from Win 2K to XP – the installation stops and is looking for mmrtkrnl.sys. My understanding from reading web pages is that this is a file that may be infected. This is a Real Player file?

    Now…what do I do? If I cancel – It reboots and restarts the install and returns in a loop. I did a browse and found a file – but I then got a crash screen. Then – back to the loop.

    I can not start in 2k mode – even though it is offered at boot – it is missing a file. I can not boot in safe mode – I suppose because I am half way thru the XP install?

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