How to Fix ntoskrnl.exe Blue Screen of Death on Windows 10


If you have been looking for a solution on how to fix ntoskrnl.exe blue screen of death, Follow this article. It will explain all the proper steps to get rid of this problem.

When the blue screen of death occurs on your PC, It may also include a problematic driver name, error code or service name on the screen. Sometimes, Users can’t just figure out what is causing the problem. In that case, Many users analyze the memory dump file. It allows them to know what is causing the BSOD. In many cases, Users find the ntoskrnl.exe is responsible behind it. It creates confusion because users just don’t know what to do in that case.

What is ntoskrnl.exe?

The question may arise in your mind that what is ntoskrnl.exe. In fact, It is the operating system kernel. Without it, Windows can’t perform. If somehow it gets corrupted, you may occasionally encounter a various blue screen of death errors. Basically, Users encounter IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUEL,
UNEXPECTED KERNEL MODE TRAP, etc. errors more which are caused by this ntoskrnl.exe. But, Don’t worry. This article contains proper solutions for you.

Fix ntoskrnl.exe Blue Screen of Death on Windows

There are various reasons that cause ntoskrnl.exe BSOD. It’s a bit complex to find out the actual reason. But, There are some common troubleshooting ways that can fix this type of problems most of the time. If you can’t access PC normally, follow the methods in safe mode. By the way, Here are the methods to follow.

1. Update All of the Drivers

When you encounter any types of blue screen of death, the first duty should be updating the drivers on your PC. ntoskrnl.exe may get corrupted because of faulty drivers on your computer. Especially, Outdated Realtek audio driver, graphics card driver are pretty common reasons behind these problems.

driver booster outdated drivers

Updating drivers can be time-consuming if you want to do it manually. That’s why, I recommend you to use Driver Booster, Driver Easy or Ashampoo Driver Updater, etc. These tools can update drivers automatically and regularly. You even can update all of the drivers at once by a single click. So, You can any of these tools you want.

However, If you don’t want to use any third-party tools to update drivers as well as fix ntoskrnl.exe blue screen error, manual method is the way to go. In this case, You can follow the instructions from this article: How to update drivers

2. Update Windows

The extremely outdated builds of Windows is a great source of the problems. Especially, The BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe is more common in computers with old Windows 10 builds. So, I suggest you update your computer before trying further methods. Because It can fix all of your problems.

3. Fully Uninstall Android Emulator Software

Many users faced the ntoskrnl.exe blue screen error because of Android emulator software installed on their PC. Especially, The popular Android app player BlueStacks is one of them. If you have this type of software and encountering this problem, Uninstall them completely and restart your PC. It may fix ntoskrnl.exe BSOD error.

However, I recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller or Ashampoo Uninstaller to uninstall any software from your PC. Because When you uninstall anything from your PC, that may leave some leftovers on your hard disk and registry. But, Using any of the tools I have just mentioned will completely remove them from your PC.

4. Turn Off Over-Clocking

Users who usually over-clock their CPU and GPU may encounter ntoskrnl.exe related blue screen errors. There might be many other reasons like incorrect configuration or incompatibility. But, To be safe side, You should turn it off if there is no emergency. The process is pretty much similar. You can disable over-clocking in pretty much the same way you enabled it.

However, To disable CPU over-clocking, You can follow some common steps.

  • At first, Boot into BIOS/UEFI dashboard. You can press F12, F2, Del or any other appropriate button after you power on your PC when the first light/Manufacturer Logo appears on the monitor. It will lead you to the BIOS or UEFI of your motherboard.
  • There, You can navigate to appropriate options to configure or disable the over-clocking profile.

However, You should disable over-clocking for CPU, GPU, and RAM. It should solve ntoskrnl.exe blue screen of death error.

5. Check for Disk Problems

To troubleshoot the ntoskrnl.exe BSOD, You also can check for the disk problem. Fortunately, Windows has a built-in tool that can do this task. It’s the Check Disk tool. You can run it in two different ways. But, Using the command prompt is easier. Here are the full instructions.

  • At first, Open the start menu, type cmd.
  • Now, You will see the command prompt. Just, Right-click on it and choose Run as administrator.
  • Then, Run the following command.
chkdsk C: /f
  • It may ask you for permission. In that case, Press Y and hit enter.
  • Now, Restart your computer. Windows will automatically check for basic disk problems and repair them if possible.

In addition, You may take some other steps. So, Follow this article: How to Repair Hard Disk

6. Repair Memory Problems

The origin of ntoskrnl.exe related blue screen errors can be memory problems of your PC. And it happens very frequently. As a result, You should take steps to repair memory problems. There is many effective steps to do it. I have another article where you will find it. So, Read: How to Diagnose and Repair RAM Problems

Basically, These are the most effective methods to resolve ntoskrnl.exe blue screen errors. In addition, You can clean registry, junk files, and temporary internet data from your disk to get smoother performance. In this case, Use Advanced SystemCare or CCleaner. However, If you know any additional methods that can be helpful to fix this problem, share it in the comment box.

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Hasibul Kabir is the founder of TechClassy. He is a Tech Blogger, Web Developer & Hobbyist Game Developer. He loves to write on technology, mainly Windows, macOS, iOS, etc.


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