JSI Tip 9633. During the Windows Server 2003 shutdown process, you receive STOP 0x0000000A - IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL?

The subject behavior will occur if you have enabled the local security Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile policy.

To resolve this problem:

1. Start / Run / gpedit.msc / OK.

2. Expand Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings /Local Policies / Security Options.

3. Double-click double-click Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile.

4. Set the policy to Disabled and press OK.

5. Close the Group Policy Object Editor.

NOTE: The STOP 0x0000000A message has 4 parameters:

• Parameter 1 - The referenced memory location.
• Parameter 2 - The IRQL.
• Parameter 3 - If the STOP occurred during a read, this parameter is 0. If during a write, this parameter is 1.
• Parameter 4 - The address that referenced the memory location (parameter 1).

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