VMware KB: Decoding Machine Check Exception (MCE) output after a Purple Screen error

“Symptoms:

  • A purple screen fault is encountered. The type of fault is Machine Check Exception (MCE).
  • The purple screen shows the following message: Machine Check Exception: Unable to continue
  • When extracting the logs from the core dump you see messages similar to: ALERT: MCE: 171: Machine Check Exception: Bank 5, Status b200001806000e0f”

    You can view the VMware knowledge base article here.

    Posted by Gabriel Maciel

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