Fatal exception error

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Not to be confused with fatal system error.

In computing, a fatal error or fatal exception error is an error that causes a program to abort and may therefore return the user to the operating system. When this happens, data that the program was processing may be lost. A fatal error is usually distinguished from a fatal system error[1][2] (colloquially referred to by the error message it produces as a "blue screen of death"). A fatal error occurs typically in any of the following cases:.

In some systems, such as Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, a fatal error causes the operating system to create a log entry or to save an image (core dump) of the process.

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  1. ^ "Fatal error". Webopedia. 
  2. ^ "Stop error". Webopedia. 

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