I recently moved a hard drive from a Dell Optiplex 760 mini-tower to a 760 small form factor. All seemed OK until I attempted to remote desktop into it and recieved a blue screen of death stating that:

The driver is mismanaging system PTEs.

The STOP information:

STOP: 0xDA ( 0x400, 0xFFFFFADF2A6CC000, 0x200, 0x0)

The OS is Windows XP x64 SP2. Has anyone seen this?

  • I have not seen that specifically. Have you tried running the dump (if one was created) through the NT Debugging tools? – mfinni Apr 30 '10 at 18:39

Do they have the same onboard video card? It looks like the Optiplex 760 can come with 7 different possible video cards. If they are different and using the wrong driver it will cause the 0xDA BSOD, which relates to virtual memory being too heavily used (unlikely) or a bad system driver (more likely).


Well, it turned out to be the video drivers. The old system had an ATI 1600 in it, and the new system does not. Once I uninstalled all of the ATI tools, things went back to normal.

  • 2
    looks like iainlbc beat me to it! – Michael Gorsuch Apr 30 '10 at 18:54

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