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Windows XP Stop Error Troubleshooting

Stop errors are a scary side of Windows XP, especially for users that have come from Windows 98/Me.  However, because the error gives you some details, they are easier to troubleshoot than most Win 95/98/Me errors.

Here we're going to list at some of the most common Stop errors in Windows XP along with the relevant support pages.  Follow the instructions on those pages and there is an excellent chance that you will find a cure!

Remember the golden rule:  If in any doubt - Don't!

Stop 0xC0000218 Error

This error is usually due to corruption of the Windows registry, although it can also point to memory parity error.  

How to Troubleshoot a Stop 0xC0000218 Error

Stop 0x0000000A Error

This is an error that requires tweaking of the BIOS/CMOS to fix.  Take great care to make a note of the original settings in case you need to rollback the settings.  

Troubleshooting a Stop 0x0000000A Error in Windows XP

Stop 0xA0 Error Message During Hibernation

This problem revolves around hard disk time-outs being too short.  Left unchecked, this can cause disk corruption, so fis it before it becomes a bigger problem than just a blue screen crash!

Windows XP Generates a "Stop 0xA0" Error Message During Hibernation

Stop 0xC2 or Stop 0x000000C2 Error

This error message is typically caused by a faulty device driver or software. 

How to Debug a Stop 0xC2 or Stop 0x000000C2 Error

Stop 0x000000EA Error Message

This problem happens because your computer has an Nvidia video card installed that uses the Nv4.sys video driver.

Stop 0x000000EA Error Message When You Run Video-Intensive Programs

STOP 0x000000ED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME Error 

This is either a hard drive related issue or a damaged file system problem.

STOP 0x000000ED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME Error Message When You Restart Your Computer or Upgrade to Windows XP

Stop 0x000000ED Error

When you use volumes that use the NTFS file system on integrated device electronics (IDE) drives with caching enabled, you may receive the following error message during startup.

Stop 0x000000ED Error Message When Volume on IDE Drive with Caching Enabled Is Mounted

Stop 0x000000D1 Error

When you shut down your computer that has one or more universal serial bus (USB) devices attached to it, you may receive the following error message on a blue screen.

Stop 0x000000D1 Error Message When You Turn Your Computer Off

STOP 0x0000001E Error

When you run Windows XP Setup, you may receive this error.

STOP 0x0000001E Error Message During Windows Setup

Stop 0x0000007B Errors

This error can have one of many root causes ... carefully follow the troubleshooting guide to find a fix.

HOW TO: Troubleshoot "Stop 0x0000007B" Errors in Windows XP

STOP: C0000221 Unknown Hard Error or STOP: C0000221 STATUS_IMAGE_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH Error 

This indicates a corrupted file or bad driver.

"STOP: C0000221 Unknown Hard Error" or "STOP: C0000221 STATUS_IMAGE_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH" Error Message Occurs

Stop: 0xc000026C or Stop: 0xc0000221 "Unable to Load Device Driver" Error

This error indicates a damaged/missing driver file (.sys) or damaged/missing user32.dll.

A Stop: 0xc000026C or Stop: 0xc0000221 "Unable to Load Device Driver" Error Occurs When You Start Windows XP

Stop 0x9F Error

This error occurs if drivers do not handle power state transition requests properly, usually during shutting down, suspending or resuming from Standby mode or suspending or resuming from hibernation.

Troubleshooting a Stop 0x9F Error in Windows XP

Stop 0xA0 Error

This is again a hard disk time-out issue.

Windows XP Generates a "Stop 0xA0" Error Message During Hibernation

Stop 0x0000007B Error

After you move the system (boot) disk to a backup computer, you may receive this error.

You Receive a Stop 0x0000007B Error After You Move the Windows XP System Disk to Another Computer

Stop 0x0000007B Error

After you move the system (boot) disk to a backup computer, you may receive this error.

You Receive a Stop 0x0000007B Error After You Move the Windows XP System Disk to Another Computer

Further information:

  • The Windows XP Events and Errors search page provides an easy-to-search, online reference for the error and event messages generated by Windows XP Professional.


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
Last updated: May 4th 2004
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