How to Fix SYSTEM PTE MISUSE in Windows 10


If SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE appears on your computer, you will take steps to get rid of it. But, How? This article will guide you.

Like any other blue screen of death in Windows 10, the SYSTEM PTE MISUSE can appear suddenly and restarts your computer. It has the common reasons like other BSODs. Memory issue, driver problem, incompatibility, etc. are the reasons in most cases. However, To fix this stop code (Blue Screen error is also known as stop code), you can follow the instructions from this article.


Troubleshooting Methods for SYSTEM PTE MISUSE:

To fix system PTE misuse, you can follow these methods one by one or specific one. It may help to troubleshoot the error effectively.

1. Update Windows 10

It is possible that the current version of Windows has a known bug that is causing this BSOD. It may happen for all Windows 10 users or any specific PC/Laptop model. So, You should check for the Windows update. If you find any available update, install it immediately. Then, See if it fixes the SYSTEM PTE MISUSE.

2. Update Drivers

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As most known BSOD errors may be a result of problematic/incompatible drivers, this one can be the best way to troubleshoot the problem. Updating drivers can not only fix SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE but also improve overall PC performance. To update drivers, you can follow your preferred methods. However, there are some tools like Driver Booster, Driver Easy, Driver Genius. These can automatically check for the drivers’ update and install them. These are really helpful when you try to update many drivers at once.

If you don’t like to use any of these tools, you can follow the manual method and update the drivers one by one. For more, read: How to Update Drivers

3. Remove External Devices

External devices also can cause this blue screen error. Your keyboard, mouse, printer, external DVD/Blu-ray drive, etc. are external devices. You can remove all except keyboard and mouse. Then, See if it helps.

4. Repair Common System File Issues

Corrupted system components can be another reason behind SYSTEM PTE MISUSE. So, You also can run DISM and SFC commands to repair the system files. To learn more, Read: How to Repair Corrupted System Files

5. Tweak BIOS Settings

There are certain features in BIOS/UEFI. Applying specific settings to them may solve this blue screen error. If you are still encountering system PTE MISUSE, you can do the following things in the BIOS/UEFI settings-

a. Disable PTE Security:

The full form of PTE is Platform Trust Technology. Disabling the PTE security may fix the BSOD you are experiencing.

To do it, simply go to the BIOS settings. You can press F12/F10/F2/Del (depends on your motherboard) after pressing the power button to access BIOS/UEFI screen.

Then, Go to the security tab and Find the PTE Security option, disable it, save the settings and restart your computer.

b. Set TPM as Hidden (Alternative)

If you don’t find the disable option, you may look for different approach. In some UEFI/BIOS settings, you may have the option to set TPM as hidden. If it is applicable for your computer, you can do it.

6. Update BIOS/UEFI

It is another method you can consider to fix SYSTEM PTE MISUSE. You usually don’t need to update BIOS/UEFI firmware on a regular basis. But, Sometimes, You will need to do it. Updating it may fix this BSOD and bring some performance improvement along with some security enhancements. If you don’t know how to do it, read: How to Update BIOS/UEFI

7. Disable Overclocking

If you have enabled overclocking, it may cause SYSTEM PTE MISUSE. So, You should disable it and see if it fixed the problem or not.

8. Clean Boot

Clean boot is a solution for many errors in Windows 10. It disables all unnecessary services and gives you a fresh environment in Windows. You can use it to identify if any of the third-party services is causing SYSTEM PTE MISUSE or not. To learn more, read: How to Enable Clean Boot

9. Analyze Memory Dump

Analyzing minidump file is the last but most effective way to identify which thing is causing a BSOD on Windows. In most cases, you may find a third-party driver is causing the problem. In this case, you can update that driver or remove the related software and services from your computer. It will fix SYSTEM PTE MISUSE. However, To learn more, Read: How to Analyze Small Memory Dump

These are the nine best methods to fix SYSTEM PTE MISUSE. However, You may know any other troubleshooting methods that are effective. If yes, you can 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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