STOP 0x0000005C Error Messages
The STOP 0x0000005C error will always appear on a STOP message, more commonly called a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). One of the errors below or a combination of both errors may display on the STOP message:
- "STOP: 0x0000005C"
The STOP 0x0000005C error may also be abbreviated as STOP 0x5C but the full STOP code will always be what's displayed on the blue screen STOP message.
If Windows is able to start after the STOP 0x5C error, you may be prompted with a Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown message that shows:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
Cause of STOP 0x0000005C Errors
If STOP 0x0000005C isn't the exact STOP code you're seeing or HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED isn't the exact message, please check my Complete List of STOP Error Codes and reference the troubleshooting information for the STOP message that you are seeing.
How To Fix STOP 0x0000005C Errors
- Restart your computer if you haven't already done so.
The STOP 0x0000005C blue screen error may not occur again after rebooting.
- Use the latest version of VirtualBox, VMware Workstation, or other virtual machine software if you're receiving the HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED error during the installation of Windows 8 on a VM.
Versions of popular virtual machine tools that were released before some of the early releases of Windows 8 don't support the operating system.
- Make sure all pins on the 24-pin PSU power connector are properly connected to the motherboard.
This is really only a problem in computers with power supplies with a 20+4 pin connector instead of a 24 pin connector. With the extra four pins separate, it's easy for them to become loose or assume they're not necessary.
- Perform basic STOP error troubleshooting. These extensive troubleshooting steps aren't specific to the STOP 0x0000005C error but since most STOP errors are so similar, they should help resolve it.
Please let me know if you've fixed the STOP 0x0000005C blue screen of death using a method that I don't have above. I'd like to keep this page updated with the most accurate STOP 0x0000005C error troubleshooting information as possible.
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