Stop codes give you a great starting point for fixing any Windows 10 errors. Here’s what you need to know about using stop codes for troubleshooting.
When Windows 10 suddenly crashes, you end up at the bluescreen of death (BSOD). The affectionately known crash screen contains some handy information. Specifically, the Windows stop code details exactly why your system is suddenly dead.
Stop codes, also known as a bug check, cover every type of error a Windows computer encounters. The scope of each stop code varies, but it gives you a great starting point for fixing any Windows 10 errors.
So, here’s what you need to know about Windows stop codes and how you can use a stop code to fix your computer.
When Windows crashes, it generates a stop code that it displays on the BSOD. The stop code is a hexadecimal code that starts with 0x, followed by a string of eight other characters. Each stop code refers to a unique Windows error and directs you to help to fix the error.