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How To Fix STOP 0×00000004 Errors

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am getting this weird error message that says STOP 0×00000004.” - Patricia Y., Australia

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: The STOP 0×00000004 error appears if there is some critical problem that halts the PC. This causes the operating system to crash, and a blue screen appears on the monitor.

How the STOP 0×00000004 Error Messages Appears

This error commonly appears with the blue screen, also called the blue screen of death (BSoD). When this screen appears, the only option is to restart the computer and try to fix it. This stop error is often abbreviated as STOP 0×4 instead of STOP: 0×00000004.

The error message may appear as one of the following:

  • “STOP: 0×00000004″
  • Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  • BCCode: 4

Why does the STOP 0×00000004 Error Occur?

The STOP 0×00000004 error occurs due to some critical problems with the computer. It is most likely caused by a corrupt device driver or hardware component.

How To Fix the STOP 0×00000004 Error?

Restart the computer

If you haven’t done this already, restarting the computer can sometimes solve this problem. When Windows starts again, it may tell you that Windows recovered from an unexpected shutdown. So, the STOP 0×00000004 error may not appear again after rebooting the computer.

Using Software

You can use software like WinThruster to keep your computer from developing such problems, to begin with. Performing regular maintenance on your computer is very important.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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