Bartmosss
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BSOD in Server 2008 VM

Hi!

I have some BSOD 0x8E happening in one of my VM running Server 2008. I am using ESXi U3, VM tools are up to date. On the hardware side, it is an HP ML350G5 using a E200 drive controller. There is 3 hard disk in RAID5.

Only one of the 2 VM are affected. The first one is the AD controller and the "defect" one is a terminal servers.

The BSOD are always happening after the service "luafv" has been loaded. If I analyse the crash dump, either win32k.sys or crcdisk.sys are pointed.

Win32k.sys would point to a video driver

crcdisk.sys would point to a disk driver problem.

I have disabled UAC as it seem to be used by this luafv driver.

Any idea where I should look?

Steve Lavoie

IT Consultant

MCP, A+, Network+, Linux+, VSP, VTSP, VCP
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RParker
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The BSOD are always happening after the service "luafv" has been loaded.

Did you upgrade that VM from a Vista OS? luafv is a Vista driver for virtual drivers. Or simply disable that driver service, and reboot.






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Bartmosss
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Hi!

I desactivated the driver (luafv) and still BSOD once every 2-3 days. I have make some test with the driver verifier. I set it to verify win32k.sys and video driver. Every crash dump tell me about driver verifier error.. or something like that. I desactivated it a few minutes ago.. Hoping it would change something.

Is there any updated vmware tools released? I am using ESXi U3 the free edition.

Steve Lavoie

MCP, A, Network, Linux+, VSP, VTSP, VCP

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