Windows Bug Check or Stop Error Codes

When Microsoft Windows encounters a condition that compromises safe system operation, the system halts. This condition is called a bug check. It is also commonly referred to as a system crash, a kernel error, or a Stop Error or a Blue Screen.

Windows Bug Check or Stop Error Codes

Each bug check code has four associated parameters. Here is a list & descriptions of a number of different bug check codes, sourced from MSDN:

Bug Check 0x1: APC_INDEX_MISMATCH
Bug Check 0x2: DEVICE_QUEUE_NOT_BUSY
Bug Check 0x3: INVALID_AFFINITY_SET
Bug Check 0x4: INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP
Bug Check 0x5: INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT
Bug Check 0x6: INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT
Bug Check 0x7: INVALID_SOFTWARE_INTERRUPT
Bug Check 0x8: IRQL_NOT_DISPATCH_LEVEL
Bug Check 0x9: IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check 0xA: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check 0xB: NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT
Bug Check 0xC: MAXIMUM_WAIT_OBJECTS_EXCEEDED
Bug Check 0xD: MUTEX_LEVEL_NUMBER_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0xE: NO_USER_MODE_CONTEXT
Bug Check 0xF: SPIN_LOCK_ALREADY_OWNED
Bug Check 0x10: SPIN_LOCK_NOT_OWNED
Bug Check 0x11: THREAD_NOT_MUTEX_OWNER
Bug Check 0x12: TRAP_CAUSE_UNKNOWN
Bug Check 0x13: EMPTY_THREAD_REAPER_LIST
Bug Check 0x14: CREATE_DELETE_LOCK_NOT_LOCKED
Bug Check 0x15: LAST_CHANCE_CALLED_FROM_KMODE
Bug Check 0x16: CID_HANDLE_CREATION
Bug Check 0x17: CID_HANDLE_DELETION
Bug Check 0x18: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
Bug Check 0x19: BAD_POOL_HEADER
Bug Check 0x1A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Bug Check 0x1B: PFN_SHARE_COUNT
Bug Check 0x1C: PFN_REFERENCE_COUNT
Bug Check 0x1D: NO_SPIN_LOCK_AVAILABLE

Bug Check 0x1E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check 0x1F: SHARED_RESOURCE_CONV_ERROR
Bug Check 0x20: KERNEL_APC_PENDING_DURING_EXIT
Bug Check 0x21: QUOTA_UNDERFLOW
Bug Check 0x22: FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x23: FAT_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x24: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x25: NPFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x26: CDFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x27: RDR_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x28: CORRUPT_ACCESS_TOKEN
Bug Check 0x29: SECURITY_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x2A: INCONSISTENT_IRP
Bug Check 0x2B: PANIC_STACK_SWITCH
Bug Check 0x2C: PORT_DRIVER_INTERNAL
Bug Check 0x2D: SCSI_DISK_DRIVER_INTERNAL
Bug Check 0x2E: DATA_BUS_ERROR
Bug Check 0x2F: INSTRUCTION_BUS_ERROR
Bug Check 0x30: SET_OF_INVALID_CONTEXT
Bug Check 0x31: PHASE0_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x32: PHASE1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x33: UNEXPECTED_INITIALIZATION_CALL
Bug Check 0x34: CACHE_MANAGER
Bug Check 0x35: NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS
Bug Check 0x36: DEVICE_REFERENCE_COUNT_NOT_ZERO
Bug Check 0x37: FLOPPY_INTERNAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x38: SERIAL_DRIVER_INTERNAL
Bug Check 0x39: SYSTEM_EXIT_OWNED_MUTEX
Bug Check 0x3A: SYSTEM_UNWIND_PREVIOUS_USER
Bug Check 0x3B: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check 0x3C: INTERRUPT_UNWIND_ATTEMPTED
Bug Check 0x3D: INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check 0x3E: MULTIPROCESSOR_CONFIGURATION_NOT_SUPPORTED
Bug Check 0x3F: NO_MORE_SYSTEM_PTES
Bug Check 0x40: TARGET_MDL_TOO_SMALL
Bug Check 0x41: MUST_SUCCEED_POOL_EMPTY
Bug Check 0x42: ATDISK_DRIVER_INTERNAL
Bug Check 0x43: NO_SUCH_PARTITION
Bug Check 0x44: MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS
Bug Check 0x45: INSUFFICIENT_SYSTEM_MAP_REGS
Bug Check 0x46: DEREF_UNKNOWN_LOGON_SESSION
Bug Check 0x47: REF_UNKNOWN_LOGON_SESSION
Bug Check 0x48: CANCEL_STATE_IN_COMPLETED_IRP
Bug Check 0x49: PAGE_FAULT_WITH_INTERRUPTS_OFF
Bug Check 0x4A: IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE
Bug Check 0x4B: STREAMS_INTERNAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x4C: FATAL_UNHANDLED_HARD_ERROR
Bug Check 0x4D: NO_PAGES_AVAILABLE
Bug Check 0x4E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
Bug Check 0x4F: NDIS_INTERNAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x50: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check 0x51: REGISTRY_ERROR
Bug Check 0x52: MAILSLOT_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x53: NO_BOOT_DEVICE
Bug Check 0x54: LM_SERVER_INTERNAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x55: DATA_COHERENCY_EXCEPTION
Bug Check 0x56: INSTRUCTION_COHERENCY_EXCEPTION
Bug Check 0x57: XNS_INTERNAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x58: FTDISK_INTERNAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x59: PINBALL_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x5A: CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED
Bug Check 0x5B: SET_ENV_VAR_FAILED
Bug Check 0x5C: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x5D: UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR
Bug Check 0x5E: OBJECT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x5F: SECURITY_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x60: PROCESS_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x61: HAL1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x62: OBJECT1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x63: SECURITY1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x64: SYMBOLIC_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x65: MEMORY1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x66: CACHE_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x67: CONFIG_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x68: FILE_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x69: IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x6A: LPC_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x6B: PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x6C: REFMON_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x6D: SESSION1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x6E: SESSION2_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x6F: SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x70: SESSION4_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x71: SESSION5_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x72: ASSIGN_DRIVE_LETTERS_FAILED
Bug Check 0x73: CONFIG_LIST_FAILED
Bug Check 0x74: BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO
Bug Check 0x75: CANNOT_WRITE_CONFIGURATION
Bug Check 0x76: PROCESS_HAS_LOCKED_PAGES
Bug Check 0x77: KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR
Bug Check 0x78: PHASE0_EXCEPTION
Bug Check 0x79: MISMATCHED_HAL
Bug Check 0x7A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
Bug Check 0x7B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
Bug Check 0x7C: BUGCODE_NDIS_DRIVER
Bug Check 0x7D: INSTALL_MORE_MEMORY
Bug Check 0x7E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check 0x7F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP
Bug Check 0x80: NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE
Bug Check 0x81: SPIN_LOCK_INIT_FAILURE
Bug Check 0x82: DFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x85: SETUP_FAILURE
Bug Check 0x8B: MBR_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH
Bug Check 0x8E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check 0x8F: PP0_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x90: PP1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x92: UP_DRIVER_ON_MP_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x93: INVALID_KERNEL_HANDLE
Bug Check 0x94: KERNEL_STACK_LOCKED_AT_EXIT
Bug Check 0x96: INVALID_WORK_QUEUE_ITEM
Bug Check 0x97: BOUND_IMAGE_UNSUPPORTED
Bug Check 0x98: END_OF_NT_EVALUATION_PERIOD
Bug Check 0x99: INVALID_REGION_OR_SEGMENT
Bug Check 0x9A: SYSTEM_LICENSE_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0x9B: UDFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x9C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION
Bug Check 0x9E: USER_MODE_HEALTH_MONITOR
Bug Check 0x9F: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
Bug Check 0xA0: INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR
Bug Check 0xA1: PCI_BUS_DRIVER_INTERNAL
Bug Check 0xA2: MEMORY_IMAGE_CORRUPT
Bug Check 0xA3: ACPI_DRIVER_INTERNAL
Bug Check 0xA4: CNSS_FILE_SYSTEM_FILTER
Bug Check 0xA5: ACPI_BIOS_ERROR
Bug Check 0xA7: BAD_EXHANDLE
Bug Check 0xAB: SESSION_HAS_VALID_POOL_ON_EXIT
Bug Check 0xAC: HAL_MEMORY_ALLOCATION
Bug Check 0xAD: VIDEO_DRIVER_DEBUG_REPORT_REQUEST
Bug Check 0xB4: VIDEO_DRIVER_INIT_FAILURE
Bug Check 0xB8: ATTEMPTED_SWITCH_FROM_DPC
Bug Check 0xB9: CHIPSET_DETECTED_ERROR
Bug Check 0xBA: SESSION_HAS_VALID_VIEWS_ON_EXIT
Bug Check 0xBB: NETWORK_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0xBC: NETWORK_BOOT_DUPLICATE_ADDRESS
Bug Check 0xBE: ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY
Bug Check 0xBF: MUTEX_ALREADY_OWNED
Bug Check 0xC1: SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION
Bug Check 0xC2: BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check 0xC4: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0xC5: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL
Bug Check 0xC6: DRIVER_CAUGHT_MODIFYING_FREED_POOL
Bug Check 0xC7: TIMER_OR_DPC_INVALID
Bug Check 0xC8: IRQL_UNEXPECTED_VALUE
Bug Check 0xC9: DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0xCA: PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0xCB: DRIVER_LEFT_LOCKED_PAGES_IN_PROCESS
Bug Check 0xCC: PAGE_FAULT_IN_FREED_SPECIAL_POOL
Bug Check 0xCD: PAGE_FAULT_BEYOND_END_OF_ALLOCATION
Bug Check 0xCE: DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_CANCELLING_PENDING_OPERATIONS
Bug Check 0xCF: TERMINAL_SERVER_DRIVER_MADE_INCORRECT_MEMORY_REFERENCE
Bug Check 0xD0: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_MMPOOL
Bug Check 0xD1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check 0xD2: BUGCODE_ID_DRIVER
Bug Check 0xD3: DRIVER_PORTION_MUST_BE_NONPAGED
Bug Check 0xD4: SYSTEM_SCAN_AT_RAISED_IRQL_CAUGHT_IMPROPER_DRIVER_UNLOAD
Bug Check 0xD5: DRIVER_PAGE_FAULT_IN_FREED_SPECIAL_POOL
Bug Check 0xD6: DRIVER_PAGE_FAULT_BEYOND_END_OF_ALLOCATION
Bug Check 0xD7: DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW
Bug Check 0xD8: DRIVER_USED_EXCESSIVE_PTES
Bug Check 0xD9: LOCKED_PAGES_TRACKER_CORRUPTION
Bug Check 0xDA: SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE
Bug Check 0xDB: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_SYSPTES
Bug Check 0xDC: DRIVER_INVALID_STACK_ACCESS
Bug Check 0xDE: POOL_CORRUPTION_IN_FILE_AREA
Bug Check 0xDF: IMPERSONATING_WORKER_THREAD
Bug Check 0xE0: ACPI_BIOS_FATAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0xE1: WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL
Bug Check 0xE2: MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH
Bug Check 0xE3: RESOURCE_NOT_OWNED
Bug Check 0xE4: WORKER_INVALID
Bug Check 0xE6: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0xE7: INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE
Bug Check 0xE8: INVALID_CANCEL_OF_FILE_OPEN
Bug Check 0xE9: ACTIVE_EX_WORKER_THREAD_TERMINATION
Bug Check 0xEA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
Bug Check 0xEB: DIRTY_MAPPED_PAGES_CONGESTION
Bug Check 0xEC: SESSION_HAS_VALID_SPECIAL_POOL_ON_EXIT
Bug Check 0xED: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
Bug Check 0xEF: CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED
Bug Check 0xF1: SCSI_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0xF3: DISORDERLY_SHUTDOWN
Bug Check 0xF4: CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
Bug Check 0xF5: FLTMGR_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0xF6: PCI_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0xF7: DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER
Bug Check 0xF8: RAMDISK_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0xF9: DRIVER_RETURNED_STATUS_REPARSE_FOR_VOLUME_OPEN
Bug Check 0xFA: HTTP_DRIVER_CORRUPTED
Bug Check 0xFC: ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY
Bug Check 0xFD: DIRTY_NOWRITE_PAGES_CONGESTION
Bug Check 0xFE: BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER
Bug Check 0xFF: RESERVE_QUEUE_OVERFLOW
Bug Check 0x100: LOADER_BLOCK_MISMATCH
Bug Check 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT
Bug Check 0x103: MUP_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x104: AGP_INVALID_ACCESS
Bug Check 0x105: AGP_GART_CORRUPTION
Bug Check 0x106: AGP_ILLEGALLY_REPROGRAMMED
Bug Check 0x108: THIRD_PARTY_FILE_SYSTEM_FAILURE
Bug Check 0x109: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION
Bug Check 0x10A: APP_TAGGING_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
Bug Check 0x10C: FSRTL_EXTRA_CREATE_PARAMETER_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0x10D: WDF_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0x10E: VIDEO_MEMORY_MANAGEMENT_INTERNAL
Bug Check 0x10F: RESOURCE_MANAGER_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check 0x111: RECURSIVE_NMI
Bug Check 0x112: MSRPC_STATE_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0x113: VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x114: VIDEO_SHADOW_DRIVER_FATAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x115: AGP_INTERNAL
Bug Check 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
Bug Check 0x117: VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED
Bug Check 0x119: VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x11A: EM_INITIALIZATION_FAILURE
Bug Check 0x11B: DRIVER_RETURNED_HOLDING_CANCEL_LOCK
Bug Check 0x11C: ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_CM_PROTECTED_STORAGE
Bug Check 0x11D: EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x121: DRIVER_VIOLATION
Bug Check 0x122: WHEA_INTERNAL_ERROR
Bug Check 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
Bug Check 0x127: PAGE_NOT_ZERO
Bug Check 0x12B: FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE
Bug Check 0x12C: EXFAT_FILE_SYSTEM
Bug Check 0x1000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
Bug Check 0x1000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP_M
Bug Check 0x1000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
Bug Check 0x100000EA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER_M
Bug Check 0xC0000218: STATUS_CANNOT_LOAD_REGISTRY_FILE
Bug Check 0xC000021A: STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATED
Bug Check 0xC0000221: STATUS_IMAGE_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH
Bug Check 0xDEADDEAD: MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1

Visit MSDN for a detailed read. Each reference page, lists the bug check code, the text string, and the four additional parameters which are displayed with each bug check. It also describes how you can diagnose the fault that led to the bug check, and possible ways to deal with the error.

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