What's a kernel crash?

  Dagwoood 16:08 13 Mar 2004

Yesterday my system crashed on boot up but immediatly booted up no problem(as per my problem/recovery options).

On looking in the event viewer I came up with an error code and checked with the microsoft support site what this error code meant.

The site said it was a KRNLCRSH and no further action was required on my part.

I'm just curious as to what a kernel crash is as I've never heard of this before. I've tried looking on the web but couldn't find anything.

I run on xp pro.

Cheers, dagwoood.

  anon1 16:10 13 Mar 2004

The kernal is the core of windows eg kernel 32.dll the system cannot function without it. If there is a read error on boot that will be the result ( a crash).

  Chegs ® 16:11 13 Mar 2004

Kernel's are the central program that runs the OS.In Windows,its not modifiable(breach of EULA)but in Linux,its accessability is part of the charm of the OS.

  Dagwoood 16:17 13 Mar 2004

Bl**dy hell guys, that was quick!

Thanks for the info.guys, it'd have bugged me until I found out what it meant(just a saddo at heart).

Cheers, dagwoood.

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