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blue screen

The blue character-mode screen displayed after a bug check occurs.

breakpoint

A location in the target or a target operation which will cause an event when triggered.

For more information, see Using Breakpoints.

breakpoint ID

The unique identifier for a breakpoint.

For more information, see Using Breakpoints.

breakpoint type

The method used to implement the breakpoint. There are two types of breakpoints: processor breakpoints and software breakpoints.

break status

A setting that influences how the debugger engine proceeds after an event. The break status indicates whether the event should break into the debugger, have a notification printed to the debugger console, or be ignored. The break status is part of an event filter.

See also handling status.

For more information, see the topics Controlling Exceptions and Events and Event Filters.

bug check

When Windows encounters hardware problems, inconsistencies within data necessary for its operation, or other severe errors, it shuts down and displays error information on a blue character-mode screen.

This shutdown is known variously as a bug check, kernel error, system crash, stop error, or, occasionally, trap. The screen display itself is referred to as a blue screen or stop screen. The most important information shown on the screen is a message code which gives information about the crash; this is known as a bug check code or stop code.

WinDbg or KD can configure the system so that a debugger is automatically contacted when such an error occurs. Alternatively, the system can be instructed to automatically reboot in case of such an error.

For more information, see Bug Checks (Blue Screens).

bug check code

The hexadecimal code indicating a specific type of bug check .

 

 

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