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what is GPF?

guys,

sorry i come across this term a few times already and what i understand is general protection fault - essentially like a super overarching error dialog box.

what is a GPF?

thanks in advance guys
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Excerpts (from the definition link):

(1) "General protection fault (GPF, sometimes seen as general protection error) the name of an error caused when an application program tries to access storage that is not designated for its use."

(2) "If an application program were to be able to write outside of its assigned storage area, it could overwrite other applications' or the operating system's instructions and data. (If that should happen, the operating system would "crash" or close down in some way and you would have to reboot the operating system.) Closing down the errant application protects other applications and the operating system."
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guys thanks for your help on this! apologies my reply got lost when i was disconnected previously! = )
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