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BSOD Error Codes

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  • Microsoft we need to have a chat.  It's been 40 years and I see you added an emoticon to the BSOD screen.   Great, it's nice that it's visually attractive now.   But everything else about this screen still needs serious work.  For instance let's take the rather infamous on this forum "STOP:0x000000F4"

    What the hell does "
    STOP:0x000000F4" mean?   I'm technologically savvy and I have absolutely no idea.   You *must* know what it means since something somewhere triggered that error.   Instead of "STOP:0x000000F4" how about adding some more verbose error handing in the code like.

    <error><code>STOP:0x000000F4 </code><description>A device driver has caused an error.  Perhaps you need to upgrade your video card or network drivers.  You'll be directed to an online forum when the computer reboots</description></error>
    
    The fact that you aren't giving users plain text (and actionable) error messages in this day and age is inexcusable. 
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:31 AM

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