Troubleshoot Windows 8 against Stop Error 0x00000133

A stop error is the one that suspends entire session of your system due to certain inconveniences. 0x00000133 is a kind of stop error, which does the same while triggered. This error specifically occurs in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 in the following manner.

Prior to proceeding this piece for the solution, let be advised to first Scan and Fix your system’s concealed disorders which most probably is eliciting the inconsistencies:

STOP: 0x00000133 (Parameter1, Parameter2, Parameter3, Parameter4)

The concerned stop error ends up in a BSOD, displaying the problem definition, and then restarts automatically. This is a very rare problem and only occurs when a system meets the following conditions.

  • You have recently added an incompatible hardware device
  • The drivers of recently added hardware are incompatible
  • SSD Drive that has an old firmware, not supported by Windows 8
  • Overclocking of Processor

Almost all of the above causes are hardware based. These can be treated through your Windows registry by modifying or adding a single registry entry. Described below is a relevant in order process to do the job.

  • Go to Start menu Search and type regedit.exe in the Search box
  • In the search results, right click regedit and Open as Administrator
  • A window of Registry Editor would appear on your screen
  • In left panel of registry editor, expand through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to reach following key
  • SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ WHEA \ Policy
  • If WHEA key does not exist, right click Control key to create a New Key and name it as WHEA
  • Then right click WHEA key to create a New Key and name it as Policy
  • While the Policy key is highlighted, locate IgnoreDummyWrite entry in the right panel
  • If the entry does not exist, right click Policy and select New to create a DWORD Value
  • Name this value as IgnoreDummyWrite
  • Double click newly created entry to Modify it
  • In the text field next to Value data replace 0 with 1 (make sure Decimal base is selected)
  • Press OK to save your changes
  • Close down Registry Editor

Restart your computer once, so that it could take the effect of changes you have made. The matter will now be suppressed temporarily until you work out on the causes of its occurrence. Check each of your hardware devices (preferably the ones connected recently), if they are compatible with your overall system. Update the mounted drivers for these devices to their latest versions. If you think a driver update has caused the issue, try and roll them back to the previous version. Please note that the registry entry dealt above is only related to this specific stop error, and should not be consulted for other similar errors.

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