Stop Error – STOP 0x0000002E or DATA_BUS_ERROR

Cause – Failed or defective physical memory including memory used in video adapters, but also corrupted hard disk’s and damaged motherboards cause this.


Step 1 – Boot from your Windows CD and Click repair your computer.

Step 2 – Click DOS prompt

Step 3 – Type in chkdsk /f and press enter. (This is too see if the Hard Disk is the fault.)

Step 4 – Click Windows Memory Diagnostic. (To see if your RAM is the fault.)

(Note – If the memory diagnostic does not find any errors with the RAM modules, and the chkdsk has returned no errors with the hard disk, then it is potentially a bad video card. You can try replacing the video card and see if the error persists if you have a spare.)

If you have tried all of these options and none have resolved this issue, then it is most likely a failure of your motherboard and it will need to be replaced.