Alcohol 120% causes BOSDs

I desire to confirm a problem so other people can find it when googling.

I get two kind of BSODs:



STOP: C0000139 Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point NTDLL.RtlReAllocateHeap could not be locate in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.DLL

This forces me to try to reboot 10 times at least before I can really login.

The problem goes away if:

  • I disconnect the Promise SATAII I 50 TX2plus/TX4
  • I disable the StarWind iSCSI service

somewhere I read:
StarWindService.exe is a process which belongs to Alcohol 120% DVD/CD emulation and burning software and provides network drive sharing capabilities to this product. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.


I did more search and clean installations … :frowning:
The bottom line is that the problem is with Alcohol itself with SP2

Appling any post-SP2 makes thinks worse ( with post-SP2 'until August 2005 ) and probably even more worse ( with post-SP2 'until October 2005 ).

The only ultimate solution is to uninstall Alcohol.

A workaround is to go to
Options/General/Device Control Interface
and choose:
Windows NT/2000/XP ATAPI/SCSI Control Interface
instead than the default:
Default Device Control Interface (recommended)
also the other option:
Use WinASPI Layer Interface (Safe Mode)
wouldn’t solve the problem.

By choosing ‘Windows NT/2000/XP ATAPI/SCSI Control Interface’ I get the BSOD once every 3-5 times instead than 10 times every one.