Error Code 0x00000008

Error Code 0x00000008

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The 0x00000008 or IRQL_NOT_DISPATCH_LEVEL error generally points to a software malfunction and typically occurs infrequently. This error occurs when the kernel attempted to access pageable memory (or perhaps completely invalid memory) when the IRQL was too high.

How to fix:

  1. Check for Software Issues: This error often occurs due to problematic software. If the error started after you installed new software, try uninstalling the software to see if that resolves the problem.
  2. Update Your System and Drivers: Always ensure that your operating system and all your drivers are up-to-date. Windows updates often include patches that fix potential bugs, and outdated drivers can cause issues.
  3. Run a Full System Scan: Malicious software can cause a variety of problems on your system. Run a full system scan with your antivirus software to ensure your system is clean.
  4. Run System File Checker (SFC): This tool can fix potential issues with your system files. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and type “sfc /scannow” to run this tool.
  5. Use System Restore: If the problem started recently, you might be able to fix it by rolling back your system to a previous state when everything was working correctly.
  6. Contact Support: If none of the above steps resolves the issue, it may be best to contact Microsoft Support or a professional technician for further assistance.

Remember to back up your data before making any major changes to your system to prevent data loss.

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