Although rare, in some situations Windows can display the fault The system has recovered from a serious error. This can occur in all Windows editions. Our example below is from XP SP3.
Just above the buttons you'll need to select "click here" to get anything useful. The details screen appears similar to:
The Error signature section has the only useful information here.
The BCCode (Bug Check Code) is usually the same as the Stop code you see in Blue Screen fatal errors. The BCCode is in hex, so the example above "c4" is the Stop code value 0x000000C4. Use this value to look up the Fatal Error Solution.
The BCP1 through BCP4 represent the parameters 1 through 4 and are sometimes helpful in identifying the the source of the problem. These values are in hex.
OSVer is the Operating System version. The first digit indicates the major Windows version. Windows 2000 is 4, XP is 5, while Windows 7, Vista and Server 2008 use 6.
SP is the Service Pack. In our example above, we're using XP Service Pack 3.
Product value is usually 256_1 or 768_1. We've seen both values for XP and Vista, so it's not clear what the number means.
While the system may still still be running, often the system will crash, blue screen fault, or simply reboot shortly thereafter. You should quickly save any unsaved data, jot the error data down and then restart.