Bug Check Bug Check 0x18E: KERNEL_PARTITION_REFERENCE_VIOLATION

The KERNEL_PARTITION_REFERENCE_VIOLATION bug check has a value of 0x0000018E.

This error indicates that a partition was improperly dereferenced. This normally occurs when a kernel-mode driver doesn't properly dereference partition objects. It can also occur when a serious data corruption occurs in the kernel.

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.

KERNEL_PARTITION_REFERENCE_VIOLATION Parameters

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

Parameter 1 indicates the type of failure. The meaning of the other parameters depends on the value of Parameter 1.

Parameter 1 Parameter 2 Parameter 3 Parameter 4
0x0 : A partition with a non-zero hard reference count is being deleted. Pointer to the partition. Number of outstanding hard references. Reserved
0x1 : The system partition is being deleted Pointer to the partition. Reserved Reserved
0x2 : A partition with outstanding ex work queue items is being deleted. Pointer to the partition. Pointer to the ex work queue with outstanding items. Reserved