Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA)

This section describes the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA), which provides support for hardware error reporting and recovery. In this section, the following information is provided:

For more detailed information about WHEA and how to implement WHEA on a hardware platform, see the WHEA Platform Design Guide. Platform vendors can obtain this design guide by sending email to

Note   WHEA is supported in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and later versions of the Windows operating system. For hardware error reporting that is supported on versions of Microsoft Windows prior to Windows Vista, see Machine Check Architecture (MCA).

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