Error Code 0x0000003C

Error Code 0x0000003C

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The “INTERRUPT_UNWIND_ATTEMPTED” error (0x0000003C) is a very rare type of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error. It typically occurs when the operating system has encountered a problem it cannot handle, often related to low-level software (like drivers) or hardware.

The details of this specific error are not widely documented, as it’s typically encountered by developers working on low-level programming within the operating system. If you’re encountering this error, it might be related to a driver or a hardware issue.

How to fix:

  1. Update or Rollback Drivers: If you recently updated a driver for a hardware component, you might want to roll it back to the previous version. If you haven’t updated your drivers recently, you might want to check for updates, particularly for your GPU and network card.
  2. Check for Windows Updates: Make sure your operating system is up to date with the latest patches and updates.
  3. Scan for Malware: Use a reliable antivirus or anti-malware tool to scan your system for any potential threats.
  4. Check Your Hardware: If your computer is older or has been subjected to physical stress (like drops or impacts), a hardware component might be failing. If you’re comfortable doing so, you could open your computer and check for obvious issues like loose connections. You might also want to run a diagnostic tool to check the health of components like your hard drive or memory.
  5. Use System Restore: If the problem started recently, you could use System Restore to roll your system back to a point before the problem started.

As always, remember to back up your important data before making significant changes to your system, and consult with a professional if you’re not comfortable doing these steps yourself.

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