A Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), technically called a STOP error, occurs when Windows suffers a serious error and is forced to "stop" completely.
Since a blue screen error gives you no choice but to restart, troubleshooting one can be difficult. Luckily, almost every STOP error includes a STOP code that can be used to research a fix.
Below are links to information on individual STOP errors including what each STOP code means and any troubleshooting information I have on that STOP error. I highly recommend checking for specific information on your particular STOP code first, but I also have some general troubleshooting on my How To Fix a Blue Screen of Death page as well.
Tip: All STOP codes below are listed in order - see How To Count in Hexadecimal for help. You may also search for the STOP code at the top of this page.
Complete list of STOP codes from STOP error 0x1 (0x00000001) to STOP error 0x5F (0x0000005F).
Complete list of STOP codes from STOP error 0x60 (0x00000060) to STOP error 0xBF (0x000000BF).
Complete list of STOP codes from STOP error 0xC1 (0x000000C1) to STOP error 0x11D (0x0000011D).
Complete list of STOP codes from STOP error 0x121 (0x00000121) to STOP error 0xC0000221.
STOP Error 0xDEADDEAD: MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1STOP error 0xDEADDEAD means that the user deliberately initiated a crash dump from either the kernel debugger or the keyboard. STOP code 0xDEADDEAD may also display "MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1" on the same STOP message.
Did I Miss a STOP Code?
If you've received a STOP error that I don't have the BSOD code for, please let me know
! I'll add the STOP code to the appropriate list above and then publish whatever information on it that I can find.