Bug Check 0x36: DEVICE_REFERENCE_COUNT_NOT_ZERO
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Bug Check 0x36: DEVICE_REFERENCE_COUNT_NOT_ZERO

The DEVICE_REFERENCE_COUNT_NOT_ZERO bug check has a value of 0x00000036. This indicates that a driver attempted to delete a device object that still had a positive reference count.

Important This topic is for programmers. If you are a customer who has received a blue screen error code while using your computer, see Troubleshoot blue screen errors.

DEVICE_REFERENCE_COUNT_NOT_ZERO Parameters

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

ParameterDescription

1

The address of the device object

2

Reserved

3

Reserved

4

Reserved

 

Cause

A device driver has attempted to delete one of its device objects from the system, but the reference count for that object was non-zero.

This means there are still outstanding references to the device. (The reference count indicates the number of reasons why this device object cannot be deleted.)

This is a bug in the calling device driver.

 

 

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