How to Fix STOP 0x00000009 Errors

A Troubleshooting Guide for the Blue Screen of Death

STOP 0x00000009 errors are likely caused by hardware or device driver issues.

The STOP 0x00000009 error will always appear on a STOP message, more commonly called a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

Image of a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows 10
Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10.

Any of Microsoft's Windows NT based operating systems could experience the STOP 0x00000009 error. This includes Windows 10Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT.

STOP 0x00000009 Errors

One of the errors below or a combination of both errors may display on the STOP message:

  • STOP: 0x00000009
  • IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL

The STOP 0x00000009 error may also be abbreviated as STOP 0x9 but the full STOP code will always be what's displayed on the blue screen STOP message.

If Windows is able to start after the STOP 0x9 error, you may be prompted with a Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown message that shows:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
BCCode: 9

If STOP 0x00000009 isn't the exact STOP code you're seeing or IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL isn't the exact message, please check our Complete List of STOP Error Codes and reference the troubleshooting information for the STOP message that you are seeing.

How to Fix STOP 0x00000009 Errors

The STOP 0x00000009 STOP code is rare so there's little troubleshooting information available that's specific to the error. However, since most STOP errors have similar causes, there are some basic troubleshooting steps to help fix STOP 0x00000009 issues:

  1. Restart your computer if you haven't already done so. The STOP 0x00000009 blue screen error may not occur again after rebooting.

  2. Perform basic STOP error troubleshooting. These extensive troubleshooting steps aren't specific to the STOP 0x00000009 error but since most STOP errors are so similar, they should help resolve it.

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