Kmode_exception_not_handled is an error that shows on a blue screen on Windows 10 and 11. It is a fatal error and many critical conditions of a system are indicated by this error.
If you are a Windows user who has faced this error, then your computer must continuously restart in a loop after showing this error. Also, you may not have access to your Windows anymore. But don’t worry you are not alone at all. Many users have faced the problem and we have some solutions to fix this problem according to the success rate of the users.
Reasons for ‘KMode Exception Not Handled Boot Loop’ Error
There are several reasons behind the ‘Kmode_exception_not_handled boot loop’ error. It can be a very problematic error s it will prevent you from accessing your computer. There are possibilities that the issue is caused by the drivers of the system. So, you have to update your drivers.
As mainly the driver is the culprit here, you have to identify the exact driver who is causing this problem. Then you need to update or reinstall the driver. In some cases, you may have to install the previous version of that driver.
However, it is also possible that this blue screen error is occurring on your computer because of some configuration faults in your BIOS. So, the BIOS will also be needed to reconfigure or reset to the default to fix this error.
Therefore, as you have no access to your Windows because of this error, you need to fix it from the Safe Mode on your computer.
Other Similar Errors to KMode Exception Not Handled
The solution given in this article may also work for the other similar errors which are given in the table below:
|Kmode exception not handled ntfs.sys/netio.sys/ ndis.sys/ syntp.sys/ wdf01000.sys/ etd.sys/ tcpip.sys/ tppwr32v.sys/ usbport.sys/ igdkmd64.sys/ intelppm.sys/ iastora.sys||The error identifies the problematic file in this way. You can navigate yourself to this path to find the corrupted driver or application by this error.|
|Kmode exception not handled overclock||The increasing voltage to the CPU causes this error.|
|Kmode exception not handled RAM||This error can be occurred due to the faulty module of RAM.|
|Kmode_exception_not_handled USB||A faulty USB device is the main culprit in this case, but the driver also can be the reason for this error sometimes.|
|Kmode exception not handled during install||This error also indicates the faulty driver that is not compatible with your PC.|
|Kmode exception not handled loop||The old or incompatible graphics driver is the reason for this error.|
These errors are mostly reported by many users and the virtualization software such as the Virtual Box or VMware have also transcribed these errors as these are the common errors that mostly appeared on PCs.
How to Fix ‘KMode Exception Not Handled Boot Loop’ Error
As there are several reasons behind this error, there are several methods also to fix this error. Here are all the effective methods mentioned below.
NOTE: Apply the first two methods (Fix-1 and Fix-2) only if you can’t access Windows otherwise, you can start applying from the third method (Fix-3)
Fix-1: Installing the Missing Drivers
- Keep pressing F8 or Shift + F8 while your computer boots.
- After this, an option will appear on your screen and you have to select Safe Mode with Networking to take your computer to the Safe Mode.
- From the search bar, search for the Device Manager app and open it.
- From the Device manager app, right-click on unknown devices and select Update Driver.
- Then, click on →Search automatically for drivers.
- If it failed to search for the driver automatically, then you can download the driver on your PC from your web browser, then click on the Browse my computer for driver option and choose the downloaded file.
After installing the driver, exit save mode and check if the error has vanished or not.
As the Kmode_exception_not_handled error can occur due to outdated or missing drivers, you are recommended to install the missing drivers manually on your computer. However, it can also cause by your network adapter. So, it is also worth updating the network adapter to fix this error.
Fix-2: Renaming the Defective File
As we previously mentioned that the Kmode_exception_not_handled error can occur because of some external software, Bitdefender is one of them. Many users have reported that they fixed the error by renaming the bdselfpr.sys file. If you are also a user of this software, then this method is just for you.
- Go to File Explorer by pressing and holding the Windows key + E simultaneously.
- Then, navigate to Local Disk (C:)\Program Files\ Bitdefender\ Bitdefender Security and find bdselfpr.sys file.
- Rename the file according to your choice. For example, bdselfpr.s__.
Fix-3: Uninstalling Certain Apps
As you already know that certain apps can cause errors on your computer, ON/OFF Gigabyte is one of them. It is an application that is used in USB power stations. Many users have reported that it is incompatible with Windows 10 which occurs the Kmode_exception_not_handled error. Uninstalling this app can be a cure to this problem.
- Open Settings by pressing and holding the Windows key + I simultaneously.
- Then, click on Apps and find ON/OFF Gigabyte software.
- Click on it and click Uninstall.
After the uninstalling process, reboot your computer to see if the issue is remaining or not.
Fix-4: Uninstalling Your Antivirus Software
It is also reported by many users that they faced the Kmode_exception_not_handled error because of the antivirus software they were using. They have fixed this error by uninstalling their antivirus. So, you may also face this issue because of your antivirus. Uninstall the software and check if the error is gone or not.
- Press and hold the Windows key + I simultaneously to open Settings.
- Go to the Apps and click on your antivirus software.
- Click on Uninstall to remove this app from your computer.
Fix-5: Updating Your BIOS
Keep in mind that updating BIOS is a critical process. Make one mistake here and you will end up damaging your PC permanently. So, do it very carefully.
- Download the latest version of BIOS from the website of your motherboard manufacturer and copy it to your USB drive.
- From the Start menu and click on the Power button.
- Press and hold the Shift key and click Restart.
- There will be three options on your screen and you have to choose Troubleshoot option.
- Then, from the Advanced options, select UEFI Firmware Settings.
- Your computer should boot to the BIOS setup page after clicking the Restart button.
- From the BIOS Management page, choose the BIOS from your USB drive and update the BIOS.
Fix-6: Disabling Fast Start-Up
Fast startup is enabled in all the computers by default that are using Windows 10. It allows you to boot the computer fast. But during this fast boot, your Windows may not able to boot properly and cause the previous error. Disabling the fast startup can be a solution to this error.
- Right-click on the Start button and click Power Options.
- Then, click on the Additional power settings.
- Now, click on Choose what power buttons do from the left menu bar.
- After that, go to the Shutdown settings and click on Change settings that are currently unavailable
- Now, untick the Turn on fast startup option.
- Click on the Save button.
Fix-7: Diagnosing the RAM
A few users confirmed that the previously mentioned error occurs by faulty RAM. You are recommended to diagnose the RAM to check if it has any flaws which caused the error.
- Open the Run dialogue box by pressing and holding the Windows key + R simultaneously.
- Type mdsched.exe under Open: and click the OK button.
- You will see two options on the Windows Memory Diagnostic and you need to click Restart now and check for problems (recommended)
- Follow the further procedure to detect and fix any problem with your RAM.
You can also try replacing the RAM to check if the error is caused by the RAM or not.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Get Rid of the Blue Screen Error On Windows 10?
If you face a blue screen error on your Windows 10, then you need to update your Windows to fix that problem. For updating windows, navigate to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and apply all the pending updates. You should also update your drivers to fix the blue screen error.
How Do I Check My Drivers for Errors On Windows 10?
Any driver can cause an error on Windows 10. So, you need to keep your drivers up to date. You can also reinstall drivers to get a better result. The instructions to update drivers are given in the first method in this article. You can follow the steps to update your drivers to fix errors on your Windows 10.
What Causes Blue Screen Error?
The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error is caused by driver fault or sometimes issues with the hardware. However, some apps may crash, have flaws, or be incompatible with Windows which are also can be the reason for BSOD. When an application, driver, or Windows crashes, it informs users on the blue screen and saves a minidump file to the disk.
Kmode_exception_not_handled error is one of the most common blue screen errors or BSOD in Windows 10. There are several reasons behind occurring this error as mentioned above. All the best solutions to fix this error are explained in this article.
Hopefully, you will be able to fix this problem with these solutions. But if you failed to fix using these solutions, then the final option is in your hand. You have to reset your Windows 10 to fix this problem.
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