How to Fix Kernel Mode Heap Corruption BSOD on Windows 10


Windows 10 users may encounter many types of BSOD errors. But, This Kernel Mode Heap Corruption is not very common. However, This article contains some information about it and also a troubleshooting guide to fix this blue screen error.

Most Stop Code errors are related to a driver problem. So, To fix Kernel Mode Heap Corruption, you may need to find out if it is a driver related issue or not. But, You can pre-assume that it’s a problem because of your GPU driver issue. I have seen many NVIDIA or AMD or even Intel HD graphics card users talking about this problem. However, Other factors may also be the reason.

This blue screen error can appear right after opening a graphics hungry software or game. It also may appear before Windows starts up completely. Fortunately, there is a solution.

How to Fix Kernel Mode Heap Corruption on Windows 10

You can get rid of this blue screen of death by following some awesome working methods. Each of these methods will work in different situations. So, It is possible that any of them will solve KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION on your PC.

1. Update Drivers Including Graphics Card

If you ask the users who have encountered this problem about what caused this problem, the majority will talk about the graphics card driver. Some others will say any other driver name or unstable software. It proves that the problem may be a result of your GPU driver problem. So, I suggest you update all the drivers on your PC especially the graphics card.

driver booster outdated drivers

To update drivers, you can use Driver Booster or Driver Easy. These tools are very helpful. You can update all of the drivers by a single click or automatically by using them. It helps to fix Kernel Mode Heap Corruption or other similar problems. However, If you don’t want to use any third-party software to update drivers, follow these steps.

  • At first, Press Win + R on the keyboard to open RUN.
  • Then, Type devmgmt.msc and press enter. It will open the Windows Device Manager.

Update Fingerprint Driver

  • Now, you will see the list of the drivers on your PC. Just right-click on any of them and choose update driver.
  • Then, Follow your preferred method to update.

For more details, Read: How to update drivers

It should fix your problem.

2. Roll Back Graphics Card Driver

Probably, You are among these people who regularly update Windows and the drivers. It is to prevent the unexpected problem appearing on your PC. But, Sometimes, It may go wrong. You may encounter the kernel mode heap corruption right after updating the graphics card driver. In this case, you will need to roll back the driver to its previous version. You can do it in two ways. If you have used driver booster or driver easy, you already have the option to roll back conveniently. If not, you can do it manually to fix kernel mode heap corruption.

rollback display adapter

  • At first, Open the Windows Device Manager as shown in method 1.
  • Now, Right-click on the graphics card driver and go to its properties.
  • Then, Go to the Driver tab.
  • Now, You will get the rollback button. Just, Click on it and follow the onscreen instructions.

After that, Restart your PC. It should solve any type of problems that appears due to that GPU driver update.

3. Run SFC and DISM Commands

Sometimes, Corrupted system files can cause blue screen of death on Windows 10. So, To troubleshoot kernel mode heap corruption, you may need to take steps to repair these system component errors. In this case, SFC and DISM commands can help you. If you don’t know how to run these commands, follow this article: How to Repair Corrupted System Files

4. Identify the Corrupted Driver

If none of the above method works, you should identify the corrupted driver. It is not too hard to do it. Previously, I have published an article how you can find out which driver is causing blue screen error on your PC. You can just analyze the dump file to do it. To learn more, read: How to Analyze Dump File

After finding out the culprit driver, update/roll-back or re-install it to fix kernel mode heap corruption error.

5. Check for Memory Problems

Memory problem is another reason behind this stop error. So, To solve this issue, take steps to fix memory problems. If you don’t know how to identify and fix RAM problems on your PC, Read: How to Repair Memory Problems

6. Other Methods

These are basically the most working methods to repair errors like kernel mode heap corruption. But, If none of these help, you can use driver verifier, check for hard disk problems or perform a system restore. Also, Uninstall any recently installed software or windows update. It may help you to get rid of this blue screen error.

These are the most working methods to solve this problem. However, If you know any better way to troubleshoot, you can add 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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