This is one of the most common errors encountered on Windows 10, and one of the hardest to fix through troubleshooting.
This error usually occurs because of power outages when your computer doesn’t shut down properly. It can also happen due to a problem with your RAM, or because of your anti-virus program. A corrupted operating system can also lead to this error.
To fix this error, you can use the instructions given below depending on whether you can log into your desktop or not.
Method 1: If you are unable to log into your desktop
- The first thing you need to do is to go into safe mode.
- Shut down your computer by pressing the power button until it powers off.Now start up your computer again by pressing the power button.
- Keep repeating steps 1 and 2 until you finally see a ‘Please Wait’ message on the screen.(this usually takes 3-4 turns or more for this message to appear).
- After this page appears, click ‘See Advanced Repair Options’.
- Then click on ‘Troubleshoot’.
- Then click on ‘Advanced Options’.
- Then click on Startup Settings.
- Now click on the restart button.
- Choose options 456 by pressing F4,F5,F6.
- Open the Command Prompt window as an Administrator by searching for it after opening the Start Panel. Right click on it and select Run as Administrator.
- Type in chkdsk /f /rin the command prompt window, then press enter (avoid making any typos).
- Click on Y so that you can scan for any issues in your hard drive.
- After this type in sfs /scannow and click enter.
Warning: In the first step, It’s not advisable for you to use the hard reboot option because a restart without a fully operational operating system can lead to data loss, file corruption, incomplete installations and suspension.
Wait until the process is finished and then restart your computer.
Method 2: If you are able to log into your desktop
Fix 1: Disable Automatic Paging File Size Manager
- Open your file explorer, right click ‘’This PC’’ in the left pane and then select properties.
- Choose advanced system settings in the left pane in the System Properties Window.
- In the System Properties Window choose settings below the Performance heading.
- Now choose the Change option under the Virtual memory category in the advanced tab.
- Un-check the option that says, ‘’ automatically manage paging file size for all drives’’, and then click OK and save changes. Exit and Restart your computer.
Fix 2: Update your Windows Service Packs and Faulty Device Drivers
If your device drivers are faulty or you have some windows service packs missing, then this might be causing the BSOD. To fix this problem, the best suggestion would be to update your windows service packs and device drivers.
- Go to Settings > Updates & security and check if the most recently released packages have been installed.
- If not, open the Device Manager and click on other devices and then choose Update Driver Software.
- Click on Search automatically for updated driver software and windows will automatically help you update your driver to the most recent version.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 with other important hardware devices such as Display adapters, Monitors, Sound, video and game controllers.