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STOP 0x0000009C : MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION

STOP Errors are usually the result of a hardware malfunction or device driver issue. It is also possible to receive a Blue Screen Error due to bad system memory, malfunctioning power supply, components overheating, or hardware overclocked beyond its specification. In older versions of the Windows OS you may also receive Blue Screen Errors due to incompatible DLL files.

Since the only option when receiving a Blue Screen Error is to reboot, any unsaved data is lost. With that in mind, it is very important to eliminate these errors to protect your data.

Basic Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting STOP Errors can be a difficult and time consuming process. Try these basic steps to fix your own Blue Scree Error. We hope it will help you avoid an expensive service call and provide a rewarding experience of solving the problem on your own.

Advanced Troubleshooting

The following details are for advanced users. These are provided for your convenience and may help those with advanced knowledge discover the root cause of their STOP Error.


Stop 0x9C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION

The MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION stop error code has a value of 0x0000009C. This stop error code indicates that a fatal machine check exception has occurred.

Parameters

The four parameters that are listed in the message have different meanings, depending on the processor type.

If the processor is based on an older x86-based architecture and has the Machine Check Exception (MCE) feature but not the Machine Check Architecture (MCA) feature (for example, the Intel Pentium processor), the parameters have the following meaning.

ParameterDescription
1The low 32 bits of P5_MC_TYPE Machine Service Report (MSR)
2The address of the MCA_EXCEPTION structure
3The high 32 bits of P5_MC_ADDR MSR
4The low 32 bits of P5_MC_ADDR MSR

If the processor is based on a newer x86-based architecture and has the MCA feature and the MCE feature (for example, any Intel Processor of family 6 or higher, such as Pentium Pro, Pentium IV, or Xeon), or if the processor is an x64-based processor, the parameters have the following meaning.

ParameterDescription
1The bank number
2The address of the MCA_EXCEPTION structure
3The high 32 bits of MCi_STATUS MSR for the MCA bank that had the error
4The low 32 bits of MCi_STATUS MSR for the MCA bank that had the error

On an Itanium-based processor, the parameters have the following meaning.

Note  Parameter 1 indicates the type of violation.

Parameter 1Parameter 2Parameter 3Parameter 4Cause
0x1The address of the logThe size of the log0
0x2The address of the logThe size of the logThe error codeThe system abstraction layer (SAL) returned an error for SAL_GET_STATEINFO while processing MCA.
0x3The address of the logThe size of the logThe error codeSAL returned an error for SAL_CLEAR_STATEINFO while it processed MCA.
0x4The address of the logThe size of the log0Firmware (FW) reported a fatal MCA.
0x5The address of the logThe size of the log0There are two possible causes:
  • SAL reported a recoverable MCA, but this recovery is not currently supported.
  • SAL generated an MCA but could not produce an error record.
0xBThe address of the logThe size of the log0
0xCThe address of the logThe size of the logThe error codeSAL returned an error for SAL_GET_STATEINFO while processing an INIT event.
0xDThe address of the logThe size of the logThe error codeSAL returned an error for SAL_CLEAR_STATEINFO while it processed an INIT event.
0xEThe address of the logThe size of the log0

Comments

For more information about Machine Check Architecture (MCA), see the Intel or AMD Web sites.

Note  Starting with Windows Vista, this stop error code is no longer supported, and has been replaced with bug Check 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.

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