Symantec System Recovery (SSR) 2013: Blue Screen (bsod) in VTRACK module after SSR installation


BSOD errors occurs after installing Symantec System Recovery 2013 into a Windows Operating System, then rebooting the machine. 


During the SSR 2013 installation process, the kernal-level driver VTRACK is installed, which requires a reboot after installation. During this reboot, or any subsequent reboot, if the operating system does not shutdown in a 'clean' state, the VTRACK driver may not properly shutdown. A check of the system logs may show an improper shutdown event similar to "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly." Upon reboot from after a dirty shutdown, the VTRACK driver may blue screen.


This issue will be resolved in Service Pack 1 for Symantec System Recovery 2013.

As a workaround:

  • Check system logs for any improper shutdown events and resolve them, ensuring that each shutdown\reboot is clean. 
  • Reinstall SSR 2013, then reboot. 


Symantec Corporation has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned in this article. Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.

Symantec Corporation currently plans to address this issue by way of a patch or hotfix to the current version of the software. Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here. A link to the patch or hotfix download will be added to this document when it becomes available. Please note that Symantec Corporation reserves the right to remove any fix from the targeted release if it does not pass quality assurance tests.  Symantec's plans are subject to change and any action taken by you based on the above information or your reliance upon the above information is made at your own risk.

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