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Bug Check 0x39: SYSTEM_EXIT_OWNED_MUTEX

The SYSTEM_EXIT_OWNED_MUTEX bug check has a value of 0x00000039. This indicates that the worker routine returned without releasing the mutex object that it owned.

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SYSTEM_EXIT_OWNED_MUTEX Parameters

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

ParameterDescription

1

The address of the worker routine that caused the error.

2

The parameter passed to the worker routine.

3

The address of the work item.

4

Reserved.

 

Cause

The worker routine returned while it still owned a mutex object. The current worker thread will proceed to run other unrelated work items, and the mutex will never be released.

Resolution

A debugger is required to analyze this problem. To find the driver that caused the error, use the ln (List Nearest Symbols) debugger command:

kd> ln address

Where address is the worker routine given in Parameter 1.

 

 

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