CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION BSOD (blue screen of death) error may appear during the initialization process for Windows Vista and XP, Windows 2008 and Windows 7 and 8. This error usually appears when the operating system detects corruption of a critical kernel code or data structure. This error causes a sharp shutting down the computer to prevent damage and avoid possible data loss from unsaved work.

This error occurs when a faulty driver intentionally or inadvertently changes the kernel code or data that is not allowed by the operating system. Other factors causing this error include a failure in system memory and hardware damage.

This BSOD error is also known as CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION and "STOP 0x00000109". Some Windows users reported this error, which usually appears on the screen during system initialization:

Some Windows users reported this error, which usually appears on the screen during system initialization:

You can resolve the CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION BSOD error by reloading and checking the Microsoft hardware compatibility list to ensure that the newly installed drivers and hardware are compatible with the version of the operating system you are using. You can also check the system memory using the memory diagnostic tool to check for defects in Random Access Memory and replace defective memory modules.

You can also resolve this error by deleting the most recently installed application, hardware, or driver. To remove the hardware or driver that causes the error in Windows 8, click the Windows and X keys together, click Control Panel, and then select Programs and Features. Highlight an application to delete using the arrow keys and tap Delete. In Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, the uninstall process can be performed by pressing the Start button, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP, and Programs and Features for Windows 7 and Vista, and then select software to remove and click Remove / Remove.

Installing the latest device drivers will also help you in resolving this error. You can check for driver updates from the manufacturer’s official download site. For video and chipset drivers, you can download relevant and updated versions from download sites for AMD, ATI, Intel, and Nvidia. Alternatively you can use Driver reviver for quick driver updates