Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) design guide

This section describes the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA), which provides support for hardware error reporting and recovery. In this section, the following information is provided:

For more detailed information about WHEA and how to implement WHEA on a hardware platform, see the WHEA Platform Design Guide. Platform vendors can obtain this design guide by sending email to wheafb@microsoft.com.

Note WHEA is supported in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and later versions of the Windows operating system. For hardware error reporting that is supported on versions of Microsoft Windows prior to Windows Vista, see Machine Check Architecture (MCA).

In this section

This section includes the following topics:

Introduction to the Windows Hardware Error Architecture

New Information for Windows Hardware Error Architecture

Windows Hardware Error Architecture Definitions

Windows Hardware Error Architecture Overview

Platform-Specific Hardware Error Driver Plug-Ins

Windows Hardware Error Architecture-Aware User-Mode Applications

Windows Hardware Error Architecture Debugger Extensions

Windows Hardware Error Architecture ACPI Table Specification
Hardware Management and Security
Bug Check 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (Windows Debuggers)


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