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A Guide to the CHIPSET DETECTED ERROR Blue Screen of Death Error

The CHIPSET_DETECTED_ERROR BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error may appear during the initialization process for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, and Windows 7 and 8. It means that the operating system has detected a parity error between the I/O (Input/ Output) system and the system memory. It occurs when the chipset that handles communications and other services between the I/O devices and the processor has detected an error. It results in the automatic shutdown of the computer to prevent damage and possible loss of data from unsaved work.

Some factors that have been identified to cause the BSOD error are faulty or incompatible device drivers, recently installed hardware, and the overheating of the computer due to poor ventilation.


This BSOD error is also known as CHIPSET_DETECTED_ERROR and “STOP 0x000000B9“. Some users of Windows have reported this error, which normally appears on the screen during the initialization of the system.

You can resolve the CHIPSET DETECTED ERROR BSOD error by checking the ventilation system. This is important particularly if the error occurs after the system has warmed up and does not appear when turning on a cold system. To check the exhaust fans at the back and sides of the computer, place your hand close to the vent. You should feel a consistent flow of warm air. If the air is hot or if there is no airflow, clean or replace the fans to improve ventilation and prevent overheating.

Here is an article that we have written that goes more in depth about how to stop your computer from over heating.

You can also resolve the BSOD error by rebooting and checking the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List to verify that recently installed drivers and hardware are compatible with the version of the operating system that you are using. You have to remove and replace devices and drivers that are not compatible with your operating system.

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