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Symptoms

When a computer that's running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 displays a blue screen, the system does not display the Stop error information.

Cause

This behavior is by design in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 because it makes the blue screen cleaner. If you want to the Stop error information to be displayed, apply the following hotfix.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Registry information

After you apply this hotfix, you must create and set the DisplayParameters registry value to enable this feature. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and select the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl 

  3. Click Edit, click New and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. Type DisplayParameters in the Name field and then press Enter.
  5. Right-click DisplayParameters, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

    Notes
    • 0 - Do not display the Stop error information
    • 1 - Display the Stop error information

  7. Exit registry editor.
  8. Restart the computer for the change to take effect.


Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

File information

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The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information and notes

Important Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.2.920 0.16 xxxWindows 8 and Windows Server 2012RTMGDR
    6.2.920 0.20 xxxWindows 8 and Windows Server 2012RTMLDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Winload.efi6.2.9200.168121,166,32004-Feb-201410:57Not Applicable
Winload.exe6.2.9200.168121,064,04804-Feb-201410:57x86
Winload.efi6.2.9200.209311,166,32004-Feb-201411:01Not Applicable
Winload.exe6.2.9200.209311,064,04804-Feb-201411:01x86
Winload.efi6.2.9200.168121,166,32004-Feb-201410:57Not Applicable
Winload.exe6.2.9200.168121,064,04804-Feb-201410:57x86
Winresume.efi6.2.9200.166221,035,51224-May-201322:08Not Applicable
Winresume.exe6.2.9200.16622939,44824-May-201322:08x86
Winload.efi6.2.9200.209311,166,32004-Feb-201411:01Not Applicable
Winload.exe6.2.9200.209311,064,04804-Feb-201411:01x86
Winresume.efi6.2.9200.207261,035,51224-May-201322:05Not Applicable
Winresume.exe6.2.9200.20726939,44824-May-201322:05x86
Ntoskrnl.exe6.2.9200.168125,576,53604-Feb-201411:32Not Applicable
Ntoskrnl.exe6.2.9200.209315,554,52005-Feb-201406:08Not Applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Winload.efi6.2.9200.168121,403,88804-Feb-201410:57Not Applicable
Winload.exe6.2.9200.168121,271,66404-Feb-201410:57x64
Winload.efi6.2.9200.209311,403,89604-Feb-201411:02Not Applicable
Winload.exe6.2.9200.209311,271,67204-Feb-201411:02x64
Winload.efi6.2.9200.168121,403,88804-Feb-201410:57Not Applicable
Winload.exe6.2.9200.168121,271,66404-Feb-201410:57x64
Winresume.efi6.2.9200.166221,217,35224-May-201322:09Not Applicable
Winresume.exe6.2.9200.166221,093,90424-May-201322:09x64
Winload.efi6.2.9200.209311,403,89604-Feb-201411:02Not Applicable
Winload.exe6.2.9200.209311,271,67204-Feb-201411:02x64
Winresume.efi6.2.9200.207261,217,35225-May-201300:17Not Applicable
Winresume.exe6.2.9200.207261,093,90425-May-201300:17x64
Ntoskrnl.exe6.2.9200.168126,987,09604-Feb-201414:08x64
Ntoskrnl.exe6.2.9200.209316,954,32805-Feb-201405:44x64
For all supported ARM-based versions of Windows 8
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Winload.efi6.2.9200.16812771,65604-Feb-201410:54Not Applicable
Winload.efi6.2.9200.16812771,65604-Feb-201410:54Not Applicable
Hal.dll6.2.9200.16812190,29604-Feb-201413:06Not Applicable
Ntoskrnl.exe6.2.9200.168125,043,03204-Feb-201413:06Not Applicable

Additional file information

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Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
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File nameX86_0056f06cc06a6a12edc0f2691ac58400_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_de7ccbac4a689d57.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size718
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_12f83e11d2f82cbb681a977565b9b257_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_9c7bfaf8980b22b6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size713
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_5dbb736341f62de400139eba7fa2d1ef_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_e4507508ad8213b9.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size718
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_70f261dbb1c2cffb630d5c380f33bab0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_c835ca80edaef9f6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_7adfc492df8afb51e370bc22f0e49554_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_b34dd2023d7b7603.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size713
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_8e369b5a02f8e36ecf9ada009bc0aa8f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_090aa29f69e7bd54.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-b..ment-windows-minwin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_4ce26b2dcd2c817d.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,984
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)11:51
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-b..ment-windows-minwin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_4d566820e65a5929.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,984
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)06:12
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_581d7f053dd4d335.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size5,802
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)11:51
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_58917bf85702aae1.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size5,802
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)06:12
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_6927267385510555.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,590
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)12:02
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_699b23669e7edd01.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,590
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)06:12
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
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File nameAmd64_033cdedda1ce4c74047f23a675aaef90_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_df849ee580b1fce3.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size722
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:11
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_0a6d92e436c86c0a340be5a6ed7d7032_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_09e1e66788d4ceff.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size722
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:11
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_9554d5f628d70f22492300f97e99395b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_646f6cb526100bff.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size717
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:11
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_9eb164c377a0700a9eae25b01d519a85_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_d5ad55352d511023.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size717
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:11
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_c92d4b20843ca5464aac322ab65ee6e3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_2cee2737323c8ac6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:11
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_ded04c91c59e74e15f79d64519447ab4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_d9f3198c9f0864fb.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:11
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-b..ment-windows-minwin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_a90106b18589f2b3.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,988
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)14:12
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-b..ment-windows-minwin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_a97503a49eb7ca5f.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,988
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)07:54
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_b43c1a88f632446b.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size5,808
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)14:12
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_b4b0177c0f601c17.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size5,808
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)07:54
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_c545c1f73dae768b.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,592
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)14:13
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20934_none_c5b9beea56dc4e37.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,592
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)07:54
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported ARM-based versions of Windows 8
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File nameArm_0c9e5ac990adfea1273f9423f2a26cbd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_eeac3ae51b72b0e4.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size718
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:00
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameArm_2471a0877cb13571a59bfd8b40cf826f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_7b6c5ca21fbc4487.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,032
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:00
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameArm_930aab46828796e91039b76732a589d4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_7da6ca42635084bd.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size713
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)22:00
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-b..ment-windows-minwin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_4ce4dd85cd29a043.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,222
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)13:51
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_581ff15d3dd1f1fb.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,533
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)13:51
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-hal_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_a82229cf2ad54908.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,873
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)13:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16814_none_692998cb854e241b.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,590
Date (UTC)04-Feb-2014
Time (UTC)13:10
PlatformNot Applicable
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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

Properties

Article ID: 2929742 - Last Review: March 13, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
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