Bug Check 0xCC: PAGE_FAULT_IN_FREED_SPECIAL_POOL

The PAGE_FAULT_IN_FREED_SPECIAL_POOL bug check has a value of 0x000000CC. This indicates that the system has referenced memory which was earlier freed.

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.

PAGE_FAULT_IN_FREED_SPECIAL_POOL Parameters

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

ParameterDescription

1

Memory address referenced

2

0: Read

1: Write

3

Address that referenced memory (if known)

4

Reserved

 

If the driver responsible for the error can be identified, its name is printed on the blue screen and stored in memory at the location (PUNICODE_STRING) KiBugCheckDriver.

Cause

The Driver Verifier Special Pool option has caught the system accessing memory which was earlier freed. This usually indicates a system-driver synchronization problem.

For information about the special pool, consult the Driver Verifier section of the Windows Driver Kit.

Remarks

This cannot be protected by a try - except handler -- it can only be protected by a probe.

 

 

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