NOTE: The parameters for the Stop message may vary from the parameters shown.
The computer processor detected a hardware error and reported it to WindowsNT using the Machine Check Exception (MCE) feature of Pentium processors orthe Machine Check Architecture (MCA) feature of some Pentium Proprocessors.
Windows NT Server and Workstation version 4.0 now have the ability toreport exceptions generated by the MCE or MCA features.
The Pentium and Pentium Pro processors provide a mechanism to detectand to report hardware-related problems such as memory parity errors andcache errors. To signal a hardware error, the processor signalsthe detection of a machine check error by generating a machine checkexception (Interrupt 18). Windows NT simply reports the fact that theerror occurred and displays parameters that you can use to decode theexception. Contact your hardware vendor or processor manufacturer forinformation regarding the Machine Check Architecture or consult theIntel Pentium Pro Family Developer's Manual - Volume 3: Operating SystemWriter's Manual.
Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows
Your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for x64-based versions of Windows. Your hardware manufacturer provides support because an x64-based version of Windows was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the installation of Windows with unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with your x64-based version of Windows. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware.
For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site: