When you run Windows XP, you may randomly receive an error message on a blue screen that references the 0x0000008E (KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED) error.
Use Microsoft Update to obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP
Microsoft Update is a program that automatically installs important updates for you. This includes the latest service pack.
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General troubleshooting for an error message that you may receive randomly in Windows XP: "Stop 0x0000008E"
How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
If these Microsoft Knowledge Base articles do not help you resolve the problem, or if you experience symptoms that differ from those that this article describes, please search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for more information. To search the Microsoft Knowledge Base, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Then, type the text of the error message that you receive, or type a description of the problem in the Search Support (KB)