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Fatal Error Solutions
     
 

PINBALL_FILE_SYSTEM

STOP: 0x00000059

 
  Description  
     
 

A fault occurred in the HPFS driver.

HPFS was the file system created for OS/2, but not used much today. The HPFS driver "pinball.sys" was included with NT and was optional with Windows 2000. It is not supported in all later versions of Windows.

This is a fatal Windows error, typically called a Stop message, Bug Check, or more commonly the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). The system is in a forced reboot state. Any unsaved work is likely lost.

 
   
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A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

PINBALL_FILE_SYSTEM

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x00000059

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
assistance.

 
 
Text may appear differently depending on where the error occurs.
Additional technical information (hex values) specific to a machine are not shown.
 
   
  Key Facts  
     
 
Full Title
  PINBALL_FILE_SYSTEM 

Stop Code
  0x00000059 

Type
  Fatal 

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Windows
  2000

Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation
 
   
  Solutions and Fixes  
     
 

This driver is not supported under XP or later.

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    While BSoD fatal stop errors are identified by Microsoft Windows, they are often caused by non-Microsoft applications, drivers and hardware issues.  
   
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