Software & Apps Windows How to Fix STOP 0x00000017 Errors A Troubleshooting Guide for the 0x17 Blue Screen of Death by Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated on January 21, 2020 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email STOP 0x00000017 errors are likely caused by hardware or device driver issues. Any of Microsoft's Windows NT based operating systems could experience the STOP 0x00000017 error. This includes Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT. STOP 0x00000017 Error The STOP 0x00000017 error will always appear on a STOP message, more commonly called a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). One of the errors below or a combination of both errors may display on the STOP message: STOP: 0x00000017CID_HANDLE_DELETION The STOP 0x00000017 error may also be abbreviated as STOP 0x17 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 0x17 error, you may be prompted with a Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown message that shows: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen BCCode: 17 If STOP 0x00000017 isn't the exact STOP code you're seeing or CID_HANDLE_DELETION 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 0x00000017 Errors The STOP 0x00000017 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 0x00000017 issues: Restart your computer if you haven't already done so. The STOP 0x00000017 blue screen error may not occur again after rebooting. Perform basic STOP error troubleshooting. These extensive troubleshooting steps aren't specific to the STOP 0x00000017 error but since most STOP errors are so similar, they should help resolve it. Don't Want to Fix This Yourself? If you're not interested in fixing this problem yourself, see How Do I Get My Computer Fixed? for a full list of your support options, plus help with everything along the way like figuring out repair costs, getting your files off, choosing a repair service, and a whole lot more.