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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2580450

“0x000000F4″ Stop error when you open a console application in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, the Csrss.exe process crashes when you open a console application. Additionally, you may receive a Stop error message that resembles the following:

STOP 0x000000F4 (0×00000003, parameter 2, parameter 3, parameter 4)


  • The parameters in this Stop error message may vary, depending on the configuration of the computer. However, the first parameter is always 0×00000003.
  • Not all “0x000000F4″ Stop errors 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 KB2580450.

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