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STOP Errors are usually the result of a hardware malfunction or device driver issue. It is also possible to receive a Blue Screen Error due to bad system memory, malfunctioning power supply, components overheating, or hardware overclocked beyond its specification. In older versions of the Windows OS you may also receive Blue Screen Errors due to incompatible DLL files.

Since the only option when receiving a Blue Screen Error is to reboot, any unsaved data is lost. With that in mind, it is very important to eliminate these errors to protect your data.

Basic Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting STOP Errors can be a difficult and time consuming process. Try these basic steps to fix your own Blue Scree Error. We hope it will help you avoid an expensive service call and provide a rewarding experience of solving the problem on your own.

Advanced Troubleshooting

The following details are for advanced users. These are provided for your convenience and may help those with advanced knowledge discover the root cause of their STOP Error.

[This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.]

The DRIVER_RETURNED_HOLDING_CANCEL_LOCK stop error code has a value of 0x0000011B. This stop error code indicates that a driver has returned from a cancel routine that holds the global cancel lock. This causes all later cancellation calls to fail, and results in either a deadlock or another stop error code.


The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

1The address of the IRP that was canceled (might not be valid).
2The address of the cancel routine.


The cancel spin lock should have been released by the cancel routine.

The driver calls the IoCancelIrpIoCancelIrp function to cancel an individual I/O request packet (IRP). This function acquires the cancel spin lock, sets the cancel flag in the IRP, and then calls the cancel routine specified by the appropriate field in the IRP, if a routine was specified. The cancel routine is expected to release the cancel spin lock. If there is no cancel routine, the cancel spin lock is released.

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