MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD – Fix

My main computer started getting random Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) MEMORY_MANAGEMENT crashes with the following code: STOP: 0x0000001A (0x00041284, 0x254BF001, 0x00003A29, 0xC0883000) These crashes usually happened in the middle of the night.

In checking the Dump files (located in the folder windows/minidump) I found that my Norton Anti-Virus was the likely culprit. The last line in the dump file was: Probably caused by : SYMEVENT.SYS ( SYMEVENT+14a69 ) which is a Norton file.

This is where most people just tell you to uninstall Norton to fix the problem. And it works except that now you don’t have your anti-virus software.

A little research and I found that this happens when things happen too fast in memory and one execution gets done before it should and Norton trips on itself.

Well, I had overclocked my system not too long ago and was running my memory a little faster than I should. I had my DDR2 800 memory running at 840MHz or so. I went into my BIOS and turned my DRAMM Frequency down the next step to 680MHz.

Problem solved. It’s been weeks since I’ve had a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD. I hope this helps someone.

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