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Stop error on a Windows Vista Service Pack 1-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer that has an integrated graphics adapter and a discrete graphics adapter: “Stop 0×00000018″

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008.
  • The computer has an integrated graphics adapter and a discrete graphics adapter.
  • When you start the computer, you are using the discrete graphics adapter for the display output.
  • You switch the display output from the discrete graphics adapter to the integrated graphics adapter.
  • A power event occurs. For example, when your AC power cord is disconnected, the power supply system fails over to a DC power source.

In this scenario, you may receive the following Stop error:

Stop: 0×00000018 (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
REFERENCE_BY_POINTER

Note: This problem occurs only on computers that have certain hardware installed.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB957463.

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