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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out, 2nd Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 33. Troubleshooting Windows Errors

If Windows has ever suddenly and unexpectedly shut down, you've probably experienced that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. When Microsoft Windows XP encounters a serious problem that makes it impossible for the operating system to continue running, it shuts down immediately and displays an ominous text message whose technical details begin with the word STOP in capital letters. Because a STOP error typically appears in white letters on a blue background, this type of message is often referred to as a blue-screen error or the ...

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