A Guide to the CORRUPT_ACCESS_TOKEN Blue Screen of Death Error

The CORRUPT_ACCESS_TOKEN BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error may appear during the initialization process for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, and Windows 7 and 8. This error usually appears when an invalid access token is encountered by the security system. This error results in the automatic shutdown of the computer to prevent damage and possible loss of unsaved data.

BSOD

This BSOD error usually occurs due to issues with newly installed hardware and device drivers, which may be incompatible with the operating system.

This BSOD error is also known as CORRUPT_ACCESS_TOKEN and “STOP 0x00000028“. Some users of Windows have reported this error, which normally appears on the screen during the initialization of the system.

You can resolve the CORRUPT_ACCESS_TOKEN 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.

You can also resolve this BSOD error by checking if you are using the latest drivers, which you can verify from the official download site of the manufacturer. For video and chipset drivers, you can download appropriate and updated versions from the download sites for AMD, ATI, Intel, and Nvidia. Alternatively you can quickly and easily update your drivers using Driver Reviver.

Installing the latest software updates may also help in resolving this error. To install updates manually, open the Internet Explorer (IE), click on Safety and Windows Update, and then follow the prompts and instructions that appear on the screen. When using IE 7 or its older versions, open the browser, click Tools, and then Windows Update. You should install both critical and non-critical software updates.




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