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STOP Errors are usually the result of a hardware malfunction or device driver issue. It is also possible to receive a Blue Screen Error due to bad system memory, malfunctioning power supply, components overheating, or hardware overclocked beyond its specification. In older versions of the Windows OS you may also receive Blue Screen Errors due to incompatible DLL files.

Since the only option when receiving a Blue Screen Error is to reboot, any unsaved data is lost. With that in mind, it is very important to eliminate these errors to protect your data.

Basic Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting STOP Errors can be a difficult and time consuming process. Try these basic steps to fix your own Blue Scree Error. We hope it will help you avoid an expensive service call and provide a rewarding experience of solving the problem on your own.

Advanced Troubleshooting

The following details are for advanced users. These are provided for your convenience and may help those with advanced knowledge discover the root cause of their STOP Error.


The SETUP_FAILURE stop error code has a value of 0x00000085. This stop error code indicates that a fatal error occurred during setup.


The following parameters appear on the blue screen. Parameter 1 indicates the type of violation. Parameter 4 is not used. The meaning of the other parameters depends on the value of Parameter 1.

Parameter 1Parameter 2Parameter 3Cause
0x00 0 The OEM HAL font is not a valid .fon format file, so setup cannot display text.

This cause indicates that Vgaxxx.fon on the boot floppy or CD is damaged.

0x1The precise video initialization failure:

0: NtCreateFile of \device\video0



3: The desired video mode is not supported. This value indicates an internal setup error.

4: IOCTL_VIDEO_SET_CURRENT_MODE (unable to set video mode)



The status code from the NT API call, if appropriate Video initialization failed.

This failure might indicate that the disk that contains Vga.sys (or another video driver that is appropriate to the computer) is damaged or that the computer has video hardware that the Microsoft Windows operating system cannot communicate with.

0x20 0 Out of memory.

0x3The precise keyboard initialization failure:

0: NtCreateFile of \device\KeyboardClass0 failed. (Setup did not find a keyboard connected to the computer.)

1: Unable to load keyboard layout DLL. (Setup could not load the keyboard layout file. This failure indicates that the CD or floppy disk is missing a file, such as Kbdus.dll for the U.S. release or another layout DLL for localized releases.)

0 Keyboard initialization failed.

This failure might indicate that the disk that contains the keyboard driver (I8042prt.sys or Kbdclass.sys) is damaged or that the computer has keyboard hardware that Windows cannot communicate with. This failure might also mean that the keyboard layout DLL could not be loaded.

0x40 0 Setup could not resolve the ARC device path name of the device that setup was started from.

This error is an internal setup error.

0x5ReservedReservedPartitioning sanity check failed.

This error indicates a bug in a disk driver.

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