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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 40. Troubleshooting Windows Errors

Decoding STOP Errors 1304

How to Read a STOP Error 1305

General Advice for Dealing with STOP Errors 1307

How to Troubleshoot Specific STOP Errors 1308

Customizing How Windows Handles STOP Errors 1313

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 ...

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