Understanding Unhandled Exception And Fatal Exception Errors

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I have a Windows PC, and recently I had got an error message on my computer saying that a fatal exception has occurred along with some code and my computer shut down unexpectedly. Can someone explain what went wrong and how to solve this problem?

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Understanding Unhandled Exception And Fatal Exception Errors


Usually, in a computer, all the available resources including software, memory, and hardware, are shared among the various processes running in the system. If for some unexpected reason, a program is not able to complete its action because of the unavailability of resources, then that program can lead to this type of error. This exception is quite “fatal” because the data that was processed can be lost.

So you can fix this error by closing down all the programs that are running in the background because there can be conflicts between programs on which is consuming which resource or you can search for the code in Microsoft’s list of fatal errors and find your problem. There are programs which are called TSR program, that is, Terminate and Stay Resident.

These programs lead to a conflict in using the resources, so it is always better to close them when this exception is met. To close this program, you need to go to the task manager by pressing and holding control + alt + delete and selecting the program that you want to stop by clicking on the disable button.

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Understanding Unhandled Exception And Fatal Exception Errors


A “fatal error” or “fatal exception”, in computer, is a type of error that causes a program to abort and exit and may return the user to the operating system. When this happens, the data that the application was processing will be lost. This error indicates an exceptional situation needing that the program responsible for this be closed.

Basically, an “exception” is any unexpected situation which usually includes but is not limited to program errors. A “fatal exception” simply means the exception can’t really be handled for the program to continue to run. This error usually happens in any of the following cases:

  • A program tries to divide by zero. (Only for integers with the IEEE floating point standard, this creates infinity)
  • Invalid data or code has been accessed
  • An illegal instruction has been attempted
  • An operation is not allowed in the current ring or CPU mode

A “fatal exception” is an error condition which indicates access to either illegal instructions or invalid data values. This error is indicated by a system message which recommends that the application be closed and debugged. If you encountered this error when running a program, uninstall and reinstall that program or check the system requirements and verify that your computer meets those requirements.

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