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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB981369

“Stop: 0x000000F4″: error message when a console application is exiting in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

You have a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. If you press a key when a console application is exiting, the computer may crash. When this issue occurs, you receive the following Stop error message on a blue screen:

STOP 0x000000F4 (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)


  • The four parameters in this error message vary, depending on the configuration of the computer.
  • Not all the “Stop 0x000000F4″ error messages are caused by this issue.
There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB981369.

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