As per Microsoft, the Stop 0xF2 message occurs if the kernel detects an interrupt storm. An interrupt storm occurs when a level-interrupt-triggered device fails to release an interrupt request (IRQ). This can result from the following causes:
- A device fails to respond to an interrupt release signal sent from a driver.
- An incorrectly written device driver fails to send an interrupt release request to a device. The driver fails to determine that the interrupt was hardware initiated.
- An incorrectly written device driver claims an interrupt request meant for a different device. This occurs only for multiple devices sharing an IRQ.
- The edge level control register is set incorrectly by system firmware.
- Edge level and level-interrupt-triggered devices are incorrectly assigned the same IRQ (for example, a serial port and a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) SCSI controller).
See the link to Common Stop Messages for information on troubleshooting this error.
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